AT THIS year’s Commonwealth Games, 15-year-old Rebekah Tiler lifted a combined total of 209 kg - the approximate equivalent to two washing machines - over her head.
There’s a major part of me that just wants to be Angelina Jolie in every action film she’s ever graced. Damn it, I want to be strong.
She came in at a credible fourth place and she’s set to become 'Britain’s Strongest Woman'. In turn she also rid pre-conceived notions that all young women should stick to 'girly' sports and make daisy chains, or something.
Comparatively, ten years her senior, I can’t do one push up. I was the little girl frolicking with the daisy chains.
There's nothing wrong with overt girliness, of course, but sometime after we all watched Jessica Ennis jet down the Olympic track like a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird aircraft, there’s been a woman-wide embrace of physical strength.
Going to the gym has become less about what we’re trying to lose and more about what we’re trying to gain. In most cases the aim is lean muscle and a bum that defies gravity. It’s a body confidence revolution.
Now, there’s a major part of me that just wants to be Angelina Jolie in every action film she’s ever made. Damn it, I want to be strong.
Read the full story on Body Confidential: http://www.bodyconfidential.co.uk/Fitness/Part-One-Strong-The-New-Skinny-2014