Wow. People actually read my drivel? Thanks!
I’m the only female in the weight room!
My jeans don’t fit anymore!
My mom doesn’t understand how much I love lifting!
I wish more women would lift heavy, I feel like the only one.
I’m pretty much over the angst that surrounds women’s lifting. I’ve found my niche and I do my own thing. I also don’t find myself as involved in the active recruitment of women to iron sports. What I’ve observed about the female lifters I look up to the most is that they’re so focused on mastering their sport that they could care less about making an effort to ‘convert’ other women. They lead by example. And their example is their form of protest.
My role models rarely blog.
If they do, it’s a quick tweet about a PR or a funny fuck-up that happened with their wrist wrap this morning during training.
They have a very low-profile presence in social media. I only see them in the gym or in competition or maybe in passing at the local supplement shop. They’re busy. Too busy to be upset over how the girl on the elliptical was uninterested in learning to squat. Too busy to feel offended by the women in the change room who think muscles on women are icky’.
The women I look up to are unashamed of who they are and of what they do. Their confidence is so striking and so counter-cultural that the inexperienced and impressionable are drawn to them, seeking their knowledge. In that attraction, the passing of the tradition of women’s lifting occurs. Those who are uninterested will continue on their way to whatever pleases them.
So I’m not going to try and convince you that you should lift or bulk up or whatever. In fact, I really don’t think you should lift because I lift. You shouldn’t lift because Women X, Y and Z lift and their butts are nice. You shouldn’t lift because she lifts and still looks like a girl and is pretty. You shouldn’t lift because you’ve been convinced that you won’t get bulky.
Lift because…. you do what you want. Or do otherwise for the exact same reason.
Felt really weak on my Deadlift today. I could only rack pull at shin height up to 295lbs. I was gunning for 305 but i couldnt budge it. At least my good morning rules.
Rack pull at shin height 295x1; 6x1@275
Glute ham raise 3x8
Hack squat 3x10
Good morning 5x5@155lbs
Leg curls 5x15
Just in an overall pissy mood.
You missed the part where I don’t care about what you think.
*strut, strut, strut, strut, hip pop, strut, strut, booty pop, strut*
*quarter turn, quarter turn, quarter turn, quarter turn*
I’m going to the Toronto Pro Show next week and there are going to be a million bikini and figure classes before I get to see some muscle.
I’m considering showing up late to the competition, just so that I don’t have to watch 3 consecutive hours of strutting and quarter turns.
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I completed my squat training a mere 6 hours ago and I’m already sore.
Must have been those 10 sets of tempo leg extensions.
Damn near gave myself a hernia laughing at the Toronto Star’s most recent publication about the Mayor. Every week, it’s something new. This is better than reality TV.
Box squat 3x1 @ 275lbs Better than last week! I sat all the way back instead of just tapping the box.
Squat 3x10@ 135lbs
Hack squat 3x8
Leg ext 10x15 (1040 tempo)
Standing abs 5x5
I did some heavy standing crunches on the lat pull down with some spud straps. I really felt it.
**Oh yeah, I also did some shrugs because when is it not a good idea to do shrugs? 3x20 with the shrug machine @ 90lbs