Thursday, January 22
I saw the video below yesterday and immediately thought it was great, showing women of all body types working out and being healthy. It wasn't the typical exercise ad we are used to with ripped up men and women that look nothing like the rest of us. It's an ad from Sport England with the goal of encouraging women of all types to exercise. However, after reading more about the campaign and watching the ad again I started to wonder if it is as great as I initially thought. I am obviously all for people of all types working out, and I'd rather show people real images as opposed to photoshopped nonsense. But does this video accomplish that? There are some that say this video missed the mark by referring to all women as "girls" and that the video is just showing women's flesh even if it is a more realistic body type.
There is plenty of evidence that everyone can benefit from exercise, and that a lot of people are intimidated to start working out by the the imagery typically associated with exercise. So, what do you think? Does the video below inspire women to be active, or did it miss the mark by objectifying women in a different way?
Workout for Thursday, January 22 Overhead Squat 2X5 @ 60% of Push Press 3X7 @ 50% of Push Press
16 Min AMRAP: 5 Front Squats (135/95) 5 Strict Pull Ups 5 Hang Power Cleans (135/95) 5 Strict Ring Dips
To start, and every 4 min, including 16 min, Do 10 Burpees