This poster and it’s variants are doing my head in. Would people just stop. Exercise, health, fitness it’s not a competition between Zumba or running or weights or swimming or the myriad of other ways you can make yourself feel healthy and alive. (Yes “Why Women Should Not Run” I’m looking at you).
We can all co-exist (even better would be to embrace) and if we have to prove the superiority of one over the other can we stop doing it in reference to LOOKS and start doing it in reference to how it makes us feel.
This poster is INSULTING to BOTH women. Both of those bodies take time and effort and not just lifting weights. Both bodies require dedication to specific nutrition. You won’t end up looking like either of them just because you pick up heavy weights. On top of this neither of the women probably look like that most of the time either. They have probably both dieted and water manipulated for a photo shoot or competition.
Lifting weights has a lots of health benefits for women. Looking like the women on the right is not one of them. Sorry.
What’s worse is this sort of poster can alienate people. I say it again, fitspo is as bad as thinspo whilst the body used to illustrate fitspo 99.9% of the time looks like the woman on the right when .01% of us actually look like the woman on the right.
One last thing if you are going to have a photo of a woman using it as an example of what happens if you lift weights could you PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD put a heavy weight into her hand.