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Strength and Fitness Standards For Women

There exists a misconception in today’s society concerning physical standards for girls and women.  We live within a culture that encourages females to be extremely thin, an ideal that is enforced by the mainstream media.  Aside from the well-researched and documented implications of this standard (women developing anorexia nervosa, bulimia and a host of other eating or exercise related disorders), there is one that is rarely touched upon: the impact it exerts on women’s strength and fitness levels.  It follows that women refrain from lifting weights because they think they will “bulk up,” become too big or muscular and lose their feminine elegance.

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