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Defining Bulky, Once and For All


(This article has been updated since it’s 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 a lifters population. What you choose your personal journey.)

In New York during the beginning of the 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 what they did in their off time. It is no secret weight lifting for women was not only unpopular, but severely looked down upon by society during those times.

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