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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Should Women Train Hard?

 I posted this video a couple of years ago, but it was later removed from YouTube, plus he added some new links to it. I should first of all put a DISCLAIMER, saying that I'm obviously not a fan of the guy due to...well many things, but he is the only one I know so far who talks about it.

A strange thing is that just as we are hitting the high levels of obesity and overweight in the West, we are also obsessed with physical fitness to an unhealthy degree, especially for (young) women.

I'd like to draw your attention especially to the 2nd link which states that urinary incontinence occurs in as many as  25% of young female athletes (average age of 20) who have not had children or other significant risk factor (ref 9).

It doesn't just happen in top athletes, but actually in such "feminine" professions as yoga/fitness instructors:

Urinary incontinence is also prevalent in fitness instructors, including Pilates teachers and yoga instructors, and at rates similar to that seen in other groups of athletic women (ref 2).

Even many "traditional" men fall into the trap, promoting things like weight-lifting and unnatural thinness for women (hence Varg's video is a reply to another guy). He is also right about most women not even having a natural menstruation because they are on the pill. By the way, the link above tells women they should NOT stop training hard, but just learn some techniques which could minimise their problem (basically being in diapers at an age of 20+), while admitting that 1 in 4 women could be affected. Apparently, it would interfere with female right to choose or something. Yet, young healthy women are pushed into getting vaccinated against corona, a disease they have less chance dying from than flu.

Strange how this freedom thingy works, isn't it?

Of course, if the objective is to make young Western women less fertile, then it starts making sense, doesn't it?

2 comments:

  1. This is very interesting, Sanne! I had no idea, but it's not surprising. If hard training can stop periods altogether, then it stands to reason that amenorrhea is just the tip of the iceberg.

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  2. Me neither, that is, I was aware that the women who compete at the higher level could experience problems with child birth, but didn't know about incontinence until I saw his vid. In the one on YouTube he had links to a midwife discussion group where they talked about women horse-riders being unable to give birth normally due to it, something which usually gets dismissed as old wives tales.

    What I find shocking is that a fitness instructor apparently isn't a safe job for young women, either, yet nobody talks about it.

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