Women and CrossFit – Time to Kill the Weightlifting Myths

Photo of CrossFit WomanI read this great article yesterday titled “Dispelling some myths: Women in Crossfit“, so I thought it was a great topic to share. There are just too many misconceptions and poor role models for women who want to be fit. It isn’t about becoming “skinny” and looking like some supermodel who pretends to be a fitness expert. I won’t name any names. It is about being healthy, strong, and achieving a level of fitness that is right for you and sustainable for your lifestyle. It’s one of the reasons that I love CrossFit. It works for men and women, young and old. It scales with you and challenges you to become your personal best. You don’t compare yourself against anyone else.

When I talk with women about CrossFit, I see them tense up. They say they don’t want to lift weights. They don’t want to get “big”. They just want to do cardio. They don’t want…. the list goes on. The article is a great one that takes all of those arguments head on.

Women in CrossFit Video

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  1. […] I wrote about in “Women and CrossFit – Time to Kill the Weightlifting Myth“, there are many misconceptions and poor role models for women who want to be fit. It isn’t […]

  2. Steroids on April 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    some of the cross fit girls look very good to me.

    • admin on April 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

      They look good to a lot of people!

  3. lish on November 18, 2012 at 7:00 am

    i love crossfit.. i do it 5X a week.. I am just trying to figure out how I can modify my life/ workout because I gain quickly.. not saying i want to be a skinny model esque i just want to be fit n lean n toned..

    • kfmadmin on November 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

      You put on muscle that quickly? I wish I had that problem!

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