Workout And Words For March 12th – Beauty In Strength

Body image in America is becoming more and more of a hot topic in mainstream media that includes both realistic and unrealistic images of women and what the media perceives to be “attractive” or “normal”.   Welded is not immune to the stereotypes of what is believed to be feminine and the ever growing fear most women have of getting “bulky”.

Below you will find 11 facts about body image in America that might surprise you.  At the body of these facts you will find a short video titled “Beauty in Strength”  that was produced by Welded in which they interviewed 4 female athletes of the sport asking them about their body image and how Welded has helped to see the beauty in being strong.


  1. “Body image” is the way that someone perceives their body and assumes that others perceive them. This image is often affected by family, friends, social pressure and the media.
  2. People who are unhappy with their bodies and don’t seek healthy nutrition information may develop eating disorders. “Eating disorders” are unhealthy relationships with food that may include fasting, constant dieting, or binging and purging.
  3. Body image is closely linked to self-esteem. Low self-esteem in adolescents can lead to eating disorders, early sexual activity, substance use and suicidal thoughts. You can post encouraging notes in your school bathrooms to brighten your classmates’ day. Sign up for Mirror Messages.
  4. Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media.
  5. 58% of college-aged girls feel pressured to be a certain weight.
  6. Studies show that the more reality television a young girl watches, the more likely she is to find appearance important.
  7. More than 1/3 of the people who admit to “normal dieting,” will merge into pathological dieting. Roughly 1/4 of those will suffer from a partial or full-on eating disorder.
  8. In a survey, more than 40% of women and about 20% of men agreed they would consider cosmetic surgery in the future. The statistics remain relatively constant across gender, age, marital status, and race.
  9. Students, especially women, who consume more mainstream media, place a greater importance on sexiness and overall appearance than those who do not consume as much.
  10. 95% of people with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.
  11. Only 10% of people suffering from an eating disorder will seek professional help.







Warm Up:

Trainer Choice



8 Singles Back Squat @90% (Every 1:15)





20 Minute AMRAP

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Air Squats



20 Minute AMRAP

5 Ringrows

10 Push Ups

15 Air Squats



Pre – Banded Hip Extension (pg. 329)

Post – Trainers Favorite Hip Stretch





Preparing for 15.3

– Addressing mobilization techniques specific to Open workout 15.3





Warm- Up:

4 Laps, 15 Air Squats, 3 Laps, 10 Air Squats, 2 Laps 5 Air Squats, 20 PVC PT



Red- 8 Air Squats

Green- 6 Box Jumps

Purple- 8 KB Swings

Yellow- 6 Wallballs

Orange- 8 Cals on Machine

*Every double draw you do 5 Burpees to a target

*First to eat entire bag wins





Ring Dips

DB Snatches

15.3 Breakdown