Another case study:
Meet NL. Pretty sure you can guess who she is, even if I did cut off her head in the pics…but here we go:
NL was a competitive distance runner during college. She weighed a mere 118# at 5’8 and ran road races 2-3 times per month. Typical training weeks included logging 40-60 miles per week… Her favorite race distance was the half marathon, but she also enjoyed racing 5k’s & 10k’s on a regular basis just for kicks. Based on the size of her forearms, it’s doubtful she could hold onto a weighted barbell, but she could run pretty damn fast for a long time.
Fast forward 10 years, NL is now 19# heavier. In fact, she is now the heaviest she’s ever weighed in her life. She only runs 1-3 times per week and CrossFits/lifts 5-6 days per week. Interestingly, according to her body composition, she is actually slightly leaner now than during her high mileage runner days despite weighing substantially more.
Let’s get to the point here.
Why did I, an admittedly modest and shy person, decide to post a picture of myself in my skivvies? To prove a simple point.
Strong IS the new skinny.
WOD: Snatch ; Run / Burpee Box Jumps