Thought of the Day: 1/4/12

Posted: January 4, 2012 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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It’s a new year! That means that lots of people establish new fitness goals for themselves. Do you have any?

I do. The big one for me is to GET STRONGER!!

That made me think of some things, though. First and foremost, many people think that getting stronger means gaining MASS. I have zero intention of gaining size. In fact, I’d even like to lean out some more (and an improved diet should help me do that).

The thought of the day today is to remind people getting stronger doesn’t mean looking like Leonardo and his friends below. (photo obtained from

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Who wants to get "Turtle Power" Big?

And as a woman, lifting weights doesn’t mean that you’re going to “turn into a man”, either. I use that example because that’s hands-down the #1 reason I hear female friends say they don’t want to lift. Check out the image below (from this site), and see what actually happens when most women lift weights. 🙂

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I think most people prefer the bottom image.

So…. 2012, the year of getting STRONGER.

Anyone with me?

  1. Stacy j says:

    Awesome photos. Except the turtles. That’s just gross.

    My goals are to get stronger, look more like girl pic number 2, and be more faithful with gym time and paleo. 🙂

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