10 Things Not to Say to a Female Lifter

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If you are a woman with even a half serious level of lifting under your belt, you know that some of the remarks you get because of it can be ridiculous. Half the time you have to laugh, other times you go full defense mode. Whether you’re a bit bigger because you’re a powerlifter, a bit veiny because you’re a Bodybuilder, or a bit “masculine” because you’re a hardcore Crossfitter…you’ve definitely heard at least one of the following statements.

Don’t Get Too Big

This is the most annoying thing you can say to a fitchick. As if my body size needs your approval in the slightest. Maybe I want to get “too big”, did you ever think of that? I would counter this by running up to people eating junk food and screaming, “Don’t get too big bro!”, but then everyone would throw a hissy fit.
Don’t tell a fitchick she is “too big”, don’t remind her to not get “too big”, and don’t preemptively ask her to not get “too big”. If she’s too big to you, you need to lift more bro.

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You Look Like a Man

Now, don’t get me wrong. There are certainly some pictures I’ve seen of chicks where I have to squint at the face to make sure I know what I’m looking at. The problem with this statement is that its often used on chicks who don’t look like men. A woman that is just more muscular than you does not a man her make. Plus, who the F are you to tell a chick she looks like a man in the first place?! If you feel so inclined to voice your stupid opinion, don’t be surprised if she feels inclined to slap you around with her “man” muscles.

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still sexy

All You Do Is Talk About Lifting

And all you do is talk about your boyfriend. Or your kids. Or your Harley. Woah…Harleys are pretty tight so let me retract that one. The same way you post on social media about all the crap you do, is the same way I will post “fitspiration”, pictures of myself getting swole and sexy, and possibly some gym check-ins. News flash, we happen to talk about the crap we do the most, and if I love lifting then that’s what I’ll be talking about a decent chunk of time. You have two options: deal with it, or block me.

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lol

You’re Only So Fit Because You Lift ALL THE TIME

In other news, 2 + 2 = 4. I don’t say you look so rested because you sit around doing nothing ALL THE TIME. People who discount the work you do are annoying, but discounting it to the extent that you are indirectly using it as an excuse for why you aren’t in better shape is downright disrespectful. FYI, we don’t lift “all the time” given that we have the same hours in the day you do. We just take 1 of those hours to go get sexy. Just because you can’t fill out your jeans the way we can doesn’t mean we over workout, it means that you under workout.
Next time someone says this to you just say, “glad you noticed {wink face}.”

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really irresistible

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