"There is an idea, a cliche at this point, that strong women embrace this muscular body image and completely forsake the opinions of others who would question their physical development and their devotion to sports typically dominated by men. To some extent this true. Most of us don’t care what doubters think and we are certainly proud of the bodies we build. But strength is much more than the physical. With each kilo, each rep, each day in our journey we realize the benefits extend far into the content and character of the individual. Training gives me the strength to know that I am ready for anything that comes my way. The hard work I put in the gym prepares me for what is outside. Weightlifting has strengthened my body, mind, and belief in myself."
- Morghan King, 2013 World Championships team member and American Open Champion (via crossfit-cupcake)