All to many times when I’m talking to women about the gym they’ll say, “Well what do you do? I don’t want to get big, I just want to get toned” Bollocks!! Weights are not just for men, you may not lift as much as the guy next to you, but you should still be straining to lift the weights. The idea of toning ones self is completely non sense. Every person should be able to do a pull up, every person should be able to lift their bodyweight off the ground. These are simple tasks that most women cannot do! Why? Because the have been feed a bunch of bull honkey by the popular media of how you should act/look/feel. Most of the students here in the gym are women and they kick ass! I put any of my crossfitting women up against any of the elliptical spinning women of the local global gym in a workout of their choice and see who comes out the victor. I’ve seen this article posted in a couple different blogs so I’ll leave it here for you to check out as well, written by Jon Gilson, You are Beautiful. Check it out!