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Defining Bulky, Once and For All

 

(This article has been updated since its original publication. I have made general editorial edits but also added new information. Before you read this article, you need to understand no “look” or body type you desire is wrong. This article is not about knocking the “skinny girl” or “bulky lifters.” The purpose of this article is to provide a “definition” based on current dialogue of what the average population believes to be bulky, not the lifting population. What you choose is your personal journey.)

In New York during the early 1900’s, there was a “women’s only” weight lifting group. They met privately in a rundown gym after closing hours. The janitor would let them in and they would train with tremendous intensity and passion. They would leave and return to their families and husbands, never saying a word about where they had been or what they had been doing. It is no secret weight lifting for women was not only unpopular, but severely looked down upon by society at that time.

100 years later the world has new (and not so new) perspectives. More