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So, you think you can handle an athletic woman, huh?
If you really think you’re up for the challenge, you might want to run through this list. If you can make it all the way through without dying, maybe you can try your luck with one of those badass CrossFit ladies, or girls squatting 225 deeper than you can.
1. Her Strict Diet
She will most likely be on a very strict diet that will not be shaken by your pleas to go have a beer at Yard House…even if it’s just one.
Or maybe she‘s bulking and will be eating a lot. Don’t feel bad if you can’t compete in that arena. Fit girls love food.
2. No Belly Comments… For Your Own Safety
If she is bulking to put on some muscle, you cannot… I repeat cannot… mention that her stomach seems to be protruding somewhat lately… Unless you plan on sleeping alone for a while.
Muscle does not come without some sacrifice to that tight little waistline. So, give her some space and soon enough she will switch her routine to add more cardio to burn off that extra love handle.
3. Careful With The Language!
Do not ever tell her “I think you look great but, please, don’t get too manly.” She’s committed to her fitness, not to succumbing to societal pressures to look a certain way. To her, performance beats aesthetics every time. If you don’t care for the muscular build, go find a runway model.
4. Sports Bras, 24/7
Accept that she will probably be wearing a sports bra at any given point on any given day and maybe to bed if she’s particularly exhausted.
The dainty sexy Victoria Secret lace bra will likely be put away in the “do not disturb” drawer until her de-load week.
5. No Whining When She’s Stronger Than You
Don’t get your panties in a bunch when you see that she can outrun you, out-rep you or even out-push-up you. Maybe just be proud of her and secretly use it as motivation. Gee, what a novel idea…
6. If She Is Upset Or Moody, Back The Hell Off
Remember that clean, strict diet she’s on? Your girl is probably very hungry and a bit tired. Cut her some slack; it takes a ton of effort to look as good as she does, and at least she’s got a great work ethic.
The best idea is to ask whether you can get her something to eat or make her a protein shake. Brace yourself for a big smile if you go that route.
7. She’s Gonna Sweat. A LOT.
Yes, we have technologically-advanced fabrics that quickly and efficiently wick sweat away from the skin.
However, sweating is a natural process even in the crotch. Oh yes, boys, we sweat down there, too. I suggest you leave the issue alone, don’t stare and if you point it out, be prepared to deal with the consequences.
8. It’s All About The Sneakers!
Along with her super cute racer-back sports bras, she will be taking a HUGE interest in sneakers. And yes, sneakers in EVERY color known to man. If you are a heel guy, you’ll have to either take up an interest in fluorescent footwear or fetch yourself a Victoria Secret magazine.
9. Bedtime Just Got Pushed Up Three Hours
Expect that she will not want to stay out too late or she will happily go home without you. This girl is dedicated to her routine and will go to great lengths to get that perfect Instagram shot of her newly formed biceps, which could take all night.
10. Remember That She Is Doing This For Her
Don’t give her a hard time and don’t expect that she will stop because you can’t drag your lazy ass to the gym with her. Harsh, but true.
Appreciate her motivation and enthusiasm to be the best she can be. After all you are the one who gets to reap the benefits right?
Have you attempted to date an athletic girl? How’d it go?