- Myth # 1: CrossFit is a masculine sport
- Myth # 2: CrossFit makes women bulky
Thor Larsen: “False! Women that get bulky from CF are usually a bit bulky to begin with or are doing a while lot of lifting as part of their training, and then the diet also plays a significant part.”
Morten Sværke: “False. Not even most strength conditioning programs make women bulky. The female body is just not built to respond like that to exercise. Some of the strongest women I know are at the same time the most beautifully proportioned women I know. Though as with any rule, this one has exceptions; some women DO get bulky after a long time of hardcore training. But out of the many women I know who CrossFit on a regular basis, i could count the bulky ones on one hand. And they’re not the ones winning CrossFit competitions.”
Liz Gunner: “False. Women will not get bulky on any training regime unless they take some sort of supplement. There are those of us who are genetically more “bulky” than others, but if you are naturally small-framed, CrossFit (or any other sport) is not going to change that.”
Kyle Raymond: “False. I would imagine that most women won’t become “bulky” from weight training in general. If however, you have an unusually deep voice and an excessive amount of body hair then you may be the exception to the above rule”
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