As a girl who is a regular entity at the local gym and the weight lifting section, I feel the lack of women every single day.
Even though it is changing, the people i meet at the free weights section are usually strong, big, buff guys, girls with male partners or bodybuilders. I rarely see girls like me, regular non buff girls at the section. The rare occasion that I do see her, we exchange shy smiles, unknowingly created a bond as the only two anomalies in the system, change in the changing rooms and then disappear in the regular medley of life.
Why is it that girls with muscles are just found in the bodybuilding world or weird fetish world? Even if it is changing, it is so slow that my passion of gym and lifting is not taken as seriously as it should.
I am not applauded for bench pressing 200 pounds or not even praised for my brick abs or broad shoulders.
As a social media influencer, I battle crazy messages on a daily basis, people with weird fetishes asking for my pictures, men sending me unsolicited pictures and random people telling me that I look big or manly.
Do we ever pause and think that lifting might just be good for us?
That some girls like to loft and it is no big anomaly?
I made a video on the 5 reasons girls should lift.
Have a look and tell me what you think.