Thought of the Day: 10/2/12

Posted: October 2, 2012 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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CrossFit is continuing to grow in popularity. Quickly. The appeal of the program’s effectiveness is spreading, and groups of people who were often intimidated or uninterested in training at high intensity are starting to come around. One of those groups: Women!

With the interwebs at our fingertips, there are now so many women out there who are able to share their stories with the rest of the world, and show a hesitate friend that CrossFit really can be fun for them.

This week I am going to be sharing THREE articles or videos with you that have been circulating this week. I hope you enjoy them and pass the on as well!

10 Things New Women Weightlifters Should Know
~by Aimee Anaya Everett

In this piece, Aimee Everett (of Catalyst Athletics, which is an AMAZING resource for ALL weight lifters) gives 10 really good “Head’s Up” suggestions and things to realize for a woman considering getting more involved in Weight Lifting.
(Men, you’ll see by looking at some of the points below, this advice isn’t geared towards you. Still read the post, though. Information is the best weapon, and you can share this stuff with your female friends!)
The points below are totally valid, and some of them are really funny, too. Check out the summary here, but please click over to the actual post to read the whole thing!

10 Things New Women Weightlifters Should Know
1. Lift with other girls.
2. Know that you will cry.
3. Your cute skinny jeans aren’t going to fit anymore.
4. You will more than likely pee a little when you squat or clean heavy.
5. You need to learn patience.
6. Have a life and interest outside the gym.
7. Shorts and tights.
8. Nails.
9. Knee sleeves.
10. Have fun.

(Photo below comes from Shaughnessy Photography – Featured Athlete: Anna Dold Fisher)

AnnaLift, Shaughnessy Photography, Anna Fisher, Colorado Open, CrossFit, Smashby Training

Anna doing work.

  1. Tommy says:

    This is awesome. I have been actively doing CF since February 2012. It wasn’t until June of this year where I did my first competition, and since then I have done 5! My Girlfriend comes and supports me at all my events, and i know deep down she wants to try it, but seeing all the girls at the comp do so well she gets scared. I bought a rogue home rack and starting to build a mini gym for us (i will still attend a box) but that way i can introduce it to her slowly. Since I completed my level 1, ive always looked for more ways to expand my knowledge. And I cant wait to help her when my gym is finally set up. Ill keep a lookout for more posts like these so i can motivate her!

    • Smashby says:

      Tommy, so glad to hear that! This week is a good one, where we’ll have at least two more posts on that stuff exactly. Please continue to keep me posted with how you like these posts. I want to create stuff that you guys like and benefit from!

  2. […] Tuesday I posted this piece that featured some tips for female weight lifters, trying to offer encouraging words to women who may be considering taking that type of training […]

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