Thursday, January 21, 2010

A conclusion

What it means to be strong.

Why did I do this series?

For one, I thought it would be informative to share what I learned in my psychology class and how it combines with what I've known about most women's beliefs on exercise.

Helpful, but it's the least important aspect.

Survival of the fittest is an interesting statement. Physical abilities aren't humans' most vital need in present times.

But, if it came to it, women aren't equipped with strength. It's a problem, a big one.

As we age, we get weaker. It's a fact. And recall, I mentioned at the end of part 1 that the purpose of the muscular system is for movement.

If a woman is weak at her peak age - around mid 20's - then how will she fare later in life?

It's even worse of a problem since society has become increasingly sedentary.

Strength builds confidence and self-esteem.

It's necessary.

Pictured above is professional boxer Natalia Ragozina. A month or so ago, I read an article on CNN about her. She faced off against an opponent 60 lbs. heavier.

Do your weight +60 and imagine fighting someone that much heavier. It seems impossible to win.

But it's not.

Neither is getting the body you want.

Natalia Ragozina: plenty strong & no bulk.


  1. hey niel im taking a class on gender and sexuality and i have a project due at the end of the semester. i will most likely be rereading your posts and using some of the information for my project. and btdubs ill give you proper credit.

    PS hit dk for me, thanks

  2. hey niel im taking a gender and sexuality class and i have a project due at the end of the semester. most likely ill be rereading all of your posts on women and incorporating some of what youve said into my project. no worries, ill give you proper credit.

    keep up the posts, you write like a professional health guru or something

  3. i didnt know comments had to be approved...i was wondering why they werent showing up. feel free to delete one of these, or all!

  4. Sean, it's much funnier if I leave all 3 comments as is. And I expect an A on this project! B's are cool too I guess.

    Thanks for stopping by Sean!


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