Hi Jessica and Jen,
I just want to share an article with you about "5 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Heavier Weights". Out of the five reasons, one of the most important one for me to lift weights was reason #2. I'm 52 and I was diagnosed with osteopenia. I have a lot of work to do to stay healthy. When you are over 50 you do have to work much harder than a body that is twenty years younger. My health is important to me, because it's an investment in my life!
Here is about something happened this week that I would also like to share it with you. On Monday Women's CrossFit class this week, a lot of people in the class was gathering around me and telling me how much muscles I have gained and my arms was looking great. I didn't know what to say, but I was excited to tell them about the new "Lean Lifting" class that I have been attending for a month. The class has given me a lot of confidence when it comes to lifting the weights. I understand each step in details and have more time in the class to practice the movements. So, when I'm in my Women's CrossFit class, I don't feel scare of lifting the weights on my own. The two classes had worked really well together! However, I was puzzled when Meredith said the Lean Lifting class wouldn't be for her because she doesn't want huge muscles and have bulky arms like a man. I think she said that because of the old weighty myth if women weight-train too much they will bulk up. I wish more women would learn to embrace in working more with weights and will learn to understand that weight lifting has a lot of benefits for their body and it will not make their arms bulky like a man! I wouldn't do it if that was the case. Definitely I can achieve the look if I'm strictly pumping irons 24/7, drinking high protein drinks, and take steroids! Can we put something on the CrossFit website and end the mighty weighty myth that still on a lot of women's minds.
Today was a good day! With just one month of "Lean Lifting" class, it has made a big difference with my confidence. My confidence came through today with my power clean in class. I did my power clean with confidence and even got my elbows pointing out instead to the ground. It was a great feeling! Thank you to you both for making my day so GREAT!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Lean Lifting Testimonial
Check out this write-up about Lean Lifting and our women's programs at Crossfit central. Wanda has been in my strength class for just one month and has made incredible gains in her lifting and overall confidence in her Crossfit class at Runtex. Check it out:
Posted by Jen Shaw