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15 Things Girls Who Lift Are Tired Of Hearing

No, I am not scared of looking like a man.

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2. "Don't you worry about getting big muscles?"

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Frankly, if I'm going to spend an hour a day lifting my own bodyweight, I'd worry if I didn't. Bigger muscles are kind of, um, the point.

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4. "If you stop lifting, your muscles will turn into fat."

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Let me say this once. Sandwiches do not "turn into" unicorns. Rocks do not "turn into" amphibious landing vehicles. And muscle does not "turn into" fat.

8. "So I guess you live on chicken and protein shakes."

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Not gonna lie, there's a lot of chicken and protein shakes. And steaks. And sweet potato chips. And burgers. And ice cream. And cheesecake. And all the foods. We do it for the gains.

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12. "'Real' women aren't muscly."

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Real women are muscly and skinny and fat and black and white and brown and short and tall and hairy and three-limbed and blonde and ginger and bespectacled and whatever the hell we want to be.

13. "Women who lift are all on steroids."

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Yup, a small minority of female bodybuilders are on the juice. Just like a small minority of journalists turned out to be phone hackers. Don't tar us all with the same brush, please.

14. "Do you need help with that?"

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Things that guys say to girls in the gym is worthy of its own list, but this one is The Worst. Usually said when we go to rack up our plates, or at the peak of every. single. bicep curl. I'm in the weights room; I'm here to pick up heavy objects.

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