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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Women Of CrossFit

The Ugly Women Of CrossFit

There is a new fitness (for some) craze sweeping the country.

It makes P90X, Insanity, and Bootcamp workouts look like a Sunday Stroll through the food court at the mall. What is it? CrossFit. You have probably seen or heard some of the (mostly) untrue commentary regarding women in CrossFit – or shall I say the ugly women of CrossFit.

The Misconception

It is a little bit unclear where the misconception arises from. Perhaps it is because of the misconception that women with muscle are manly and unattractive. Sure, women with manly bodies may be a bit off-putting, but the fact is, CrossFit women are HOT!

A lot of the misconceptions regarding the women of CrossFit may be largely due to the level of fitness most CrossFitters achieve. This workout program is a complete game changer for people. It can take a flabby, sloppy mess of goo and transform it into a tight, toned, work of art.

Sure, women build muscle in CrossFit. That is the point. They get fit, burn fat, and completely transform their lives. Their bodies are far from manly–they are EXQUISITE!

Christmas Abbot

Christmas Abbot, for example, is a perfect image of beautiful femininity with glorious feminine curves, near-perfect shape, and abs that look like they are carved from marble.

Muscular? Yes. But also utterly female in every single physical aspect.

CrossFit Invoke owner in North Carolina and NASCAR pit crew member, Christmas Abbot continues to break barriers in just about every way–including as a CrossFit athlete.


Julie Foucher

Julie Foucher also continues to break barriers with her beautiful physique.

Another top notch female CrossFit athlete, Julie Foucher is not only beautiful, fit, but is currently a medical student at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. While she is still active in CrossFit, she has opted to dedicate more time to her studies and becoming a doctor.

Regardless, Foucher’s beautiful, feminine grace is something millions of women aspire to achieve.


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Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

Still need more proof that CrossFit women are not just cavemen in disguise?

Camille looks like the girl next door in a pint-sized body full of pure muscle.

Her beautiful, muscular physique is the perfect balance of female grace and pure, raw power.


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Kristan Clever

Some will point out Kristan Clever as one of the women of CrossFit who looks masculine.

To those people, I would say grow up.

Sure, Kristan Clever sports a buzz cut instead of long, flowing locks.

Sure, she prefers to portray herself as more androgynous than others.

This, however, is not the result of CrossFit workouts: rather, it is a result of individual style. Plenty of women choose to look androgynous because it is their CHOICE. Regardless of her hair cut, she is still a tremendous athlete. A powerhouse of muscle, intensity, and dedication to CrossFit regardless of her haircut.

Her body is a glorious testimony to dedication to a healthy diet and intense workouts with sinewy muscle and chiseled abs–a far cry from a Gladiator-esque burly man’s build.


CrossFit Is Not To Blame

A lot of people are still convinced that CrossFit will turn women into masculine behemoths. The fact is, women who are engaged in CrossFit are dedicated to healthy eating and healthy workouts. The balance between the two creates beautiful, healthy results and not masculine looking women.

There is a major difference between female CrossFitters and those with hulking, manly muscles: testosterone. The fact is, the female body will ALWAYS look feminine no matter how fit a woman becomes a long as there are no hormonal supplements which increase testosterone levels.

CrossFit is an effective plan of healthy eating and intense exercise, NOT steroids and testosterone.

CrossFit is one of the biggest names in fitness these days. The reason why? IT WORKS! It creates a tight-knit community of athletes who not only push each other, but cheer each other on.

With combinations of Olympic-style lifting, gymnastics, power-lifting, calisthenics, plyometrics, sprints, and other activities which are difficult to categorize in a different Workout Of The Day (WOD in CrossFit Speak), it is difficult not to get amazing results.

Fear not, skeptical women: you will not end up with Schwartzenegger-esque muscles worthy of Mr. Universe. You will get real results, eat real food, and look real healthy, beautiful, and utterly feminine.

What are your thoughts?


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Coregasm. A Must Read!


This article was written by Emily Beers for the CrossFit Journal. Emily examines the physiology of exercise induced orgasms, and female CrossFit athletes open up to talk about them.

It was 1995, a time when crunches were the in-vogue ab exercise.

Wendy was a high-school student. Desperate for a flat stomach to flaunt during the upcoming summer, she started an abdominal routine in her living room.

Crunching away, she told herself the monotony would be well worth it.

From Crunches To Coregasms

From pain will come pleasure,” Wendy remembers thinking. Twenty, 25, 30 crunches into her routine, and suddenly her body started to feel hot in an interesting new way. The friction from the constant crunching started to stimulate her pelvic region. Thirty-five, 40, 45 crunches into the workout, Wendy kept getting closer to climax with each crunch.

At 52 crunches, her abdominal session ended abruptly—and involuntarily. She was flat on her back, breathing hard, her body half numb. Wendy had just experienced her first crunch-induced orgasm. In fact, it was her first orgasm ever.

L-Sit Orgasms: Tabata-Style

Wendy isn’t the only woman who can bring herself to orgasm during a workout. CrossFit females around the world have also reported experiencing arousal from certain movements, namely sit-ups, rope climbs and L-sits.

These orgasms are commonly referred to as “core-gasms,” because the movements that bring them on are generally focused on the core or abdominals.

Erin from Calgary, Alta., is a CrossFit athlete with the propensity to orgasm mid-workout. For Erin, it began as a young teenager during ballet class.

“It was something that worked the lower abs. At the time, I didn’t quite know what was happening and thought it was kind of strange,” Erin said.

Workout orgasms disappeared from her life for a while after that, but they re-emerged with greater regularity than ever when she discovered CrossFit in her 20s. By then she was well aware of exactly what was going on in her body as she attempted her first max L-sit hold.

Today, not only does Erin find herself in full-blown orgasm mode after about a 30-second L-sit, but she can make it happen multiple times in a row.

I generally can do about three or four, and then I can’t physically hold the position to generate another orgasm,” Erin confessed.

Erin goes so far as to suggest that her L-sit ability is intrinsically linked to her ability to orgasm.

I haven’t been able to get past 30 or 40 seconds of L-sits since I’m not really able to hold an L-sit anymore once I orgasm,” she said.

An Anticlimactic Orgasm?Coregasm Rope Climb

Females like Wendy and Erin have led to an interest in scientific research about females and exercise-induced orgasms.

In 2011, Indiana University conducted a study that included 530 women. It looked at women who admitted to both exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP) and exercise induced orgasms (EIO).

The article produced from the study was written by Debby Herbenick and J. Dennis Fortenberry and titled Exercise-Induced Orgasm and Pleasure Among Women. It was published in the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy. One of the study’s participants listed CrossFit specifically as the stimulation that caused EISP, though more participants found general activities such as swimming or biking/spinning to be the source.

Like Wendy and Erin, the women who participated in this study also reported abdominal exercises provided the most common way to climax during a workout, and activities such as rope climbs and climbing poles and trees—whenever there is pressure on the pelvic region—also provided the necessary stimulation. Interestingly enough, lifting weights also ranked as a movement that can lead to orgasm.

As Herbenick and Fortenberry pointed out in their article, there is still so much we don’t know about the female orgasm. But the concept of an exercise-induced orgasm suggests that perhaps female climax isn’t entirely related to sexual experiences.

Evidence of this is the fact that the subjects in this study reported that sexual thoughts and fantasies are not often associated with either EIO or EISP.

Orgasm occurs—perhaps even normally—outside of sexual settings and in the absence of sexual arousal or stimulation,” Herbenick and Fortenberry suggested in the article.

Dr. Lori Brotto, a clinical psychologist, is both a member of the International Academy of Sex Research and runs a private sexual-health clinic. She agrees that exercise induced orgasms are likely to be—at least somewhat—asexual in nature.

“For the majority of women, psychological arousal and awareness must be present. However, we have evidence that orgasms can also be purely physiological. Many women will orgasm in their sleep, presumably without any psychological awareness. In these cases (as in the case of exercise-induced ones), they are purely physiological,” Brotto said.

It could be very simple, explained Brotto: “Exercise increases sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity and has been shown to heighten sexual arousal. Given the intensity of CrossFit, there is likely quite a surge in SNS activity … . For women who are easily orgasmic, this might be just enough of a boost to their sympathetic activity to lead them to experience orgasm.”

Similarly, in 2000, the American Journal of Cardiology published Sympathetic Nervous System Activity and Female Sexual Arousal by Cindy M. Meston. It was the first study that suggested female orgasms contain a “purely physiologic component.”

Coregasms CrossFit Orgasm

The study involved 35 sexually functional females, who were asked to exercise for 20 minutes on a stationary bike—working at 70 percent of their maximum volume of oxygen intake—before watching an erotic film.

Although exercise prior to watching the film did lead to an increase in both vaginal pulse amplitude (VPA) and vaginal blood volume (VBV), “there were no significant differences in sexual arousal, positive affect, or negative affect with exercise alone,” Meston reported in the article.

At the end of the study, one of Meston’s conclusions was as follows: “Exercise per se does not simply increase VBV and VPA responses, but, rather, exercise in the presence of an erotic stimulus somehow prepares the body for sexual arousal.”

Furthermore, Meston suggested that there might be an optimal level of SNS activation to generate sexual arousal, and that levels below or above optimal may have less of an impact on—or even an inhibitory effect—on a female’s sexual response.

This could be why Erin can have an orgasm during an L-sit, yet she says, “L-sits are still painful.”

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Have you experienced an exercise-induced orgasm during CrossFit? Which movements caused the orgasm? What did it feel like? Please post your thoughts to comments.

Photo Credit Kim Bellavance Photography & CrossFit Journal


Neila Rey’s “30 Days Of Change” Fitness Challenge

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Ladies it’s time to stop dreaming about getting fit and challenge yourself. For the month of November we will be doing Neila Rey’s, 30 Days of Change Challenge and make our dreams reality.

How many people do you know right now who are trying to get fit and lose weight? Are they succeeding?

If statistics are any measure, chances are they are not. They may be trying the latest fad diet or are killing themselves exercising on a trendy new piece of fitness equipment without any signs of progress.

Why are they not losing weight? Why are they failing? There could be many reasons, but the most common one is using an incomplete strategy. Many women choose to go on a new diet, but do not realize that if they really want to get into shape they are going to have to exercise. And, of course, there are those people who do the reverse. They exercise, but do not change their eating habits. Unfortunately, both systems are doomed.

What if there was a simple easy to follow method to getting fit, a system that left no room for guessing? The 30 Days of Change Challenge is just such a program. It is a day to day guide that will show you everything you need to do on your journey.

Ehh Who Is Neila Rey?neilarey-11

Neila Rey, an established fitness guru, guides people step-by-step in a clear and simple to follow format. Each day of the challenge, her guide details what to eat, and which exercises are to be performed. She leaves no room for error. All a person has to do is follow the steps outlined and they will achieve their goal.

The exercises that are included in the challenge are ones that almost anyone can do and they do not require all kinds of fitness gadgets. Neila deliberately chose exercises that can be done in a person’s home.

Her plan outlines how many exercises should be completed, and the order in which they should be performed.

She even indicates when a person should take a short rest.

Additionally, Neila’s challenge demonstrates how to do each exercise properly, which will help to prevent injuries or muscle stress.

The 30 Days of Change Challenge has a wonderful, well-balanced meal plan where the meals are designed for real life. You do not have to go out and buy all kinds of expensive or exotic foods nor do you have to be a gourmet cook, who spends countless hours preparing each meal. Additionally, the proportions are indicated so that there is no guess work about how much to eat or when.

Neila has designed a practical, daily meal program that anyone can follow.

Additional support and information can be found on her site Meanrat.com. Here you will find all kinds of entertaining and inspirational articles about fitness and getting into shape. These articles will help anyone to stay motivated and on course.cover

If you are serious about increasing your fitness level and losing those extra pounds, start by setting yourself up to succeed. Follow the 30 Days of Change Challenge from start to finish and discover for yourself all the benefits there are to being a healthier, fitter person.

Are you ready to register?

  1. Click here to sign up for the “30 Days To Change Challenge“.
  2. Submit a BEFORE picture to “Challenge at Coregasms.net”.
  3. Like us on Facebook & Twitter for Challenge updates.
  4. Read the Instructions & Disclaimer.
  5. Go grocery shopping for the items on the Meal Plan.

The Challenge will begin on November 1st…

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