Why yes, we all ARE making duck-face! It’s a sickness I tell you…
Not to get all Gender Wars up in here but let’s face it ladies, when it comes to exercise the men usually win. They’re generally faster, stronger and more cut-throat. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some tricks up our technical running tee sleeves! Thanks to our natural agility, better balance, flexibility and coordination and our willingness to play nice with the other kids, there are some exercises where Girls Rule the Workout!
Check out my article on Shape.com today “19 Moves Women Do Better Than Men“!
Other articles I’ve got out this week for Redbook Magazine, Yahoo!Shine, BlogHer and the Huffington Post (busy, busy!):
Lollipops for Drunks and Other Unconventional Uses For Kiddie Stuff (yes I invoke the phrase “adult onesie”)
Should Childhood Obesity Be Considered Parental Neglect? (nobody wins in this one.)
When Do You Let Your Children Use Public Restrooms Alone? (independence vs. mom anxiety, round 204!)
11 Children’s Books That Are Way Funnier When Narrated by Celebrities (if you read just one, read this! I made myself giggle until I shook the table.)
Does Complimenting Your Daughter’s Looks Send the Wrong Message? (I call Jelly Bean pretty. I can’t help it!)
The Milk Truck and Other Mommy-Rescue Vehicles We’d Like to See (The milk truck is literally a big van with a gigantic breast on top.)
My book review of Sarah Dessen’s latest YA novel (I’m a sucker for Sarah Dessen!)
So: Do you ever feel secretly proud when you beat a dude at something at the gym (even if he doesn’t know you’re “competing”)?? What moves are your personal bests?
Now for the fun! Here are some of the bloopers of our Shape Girls Rule the Workout Photo Shoot!
We all wore skirts/dresses since it was the Girly workout. Unintended consequence: There were a LOT of wardrobe malfunctions. Which led to a lot of crotch pointing. “And this is called your lady flower!”
Hard to demo a proper handstand when somebody keeps playing London Bridge…
This looks like we’re trying to give Megan first aid or something. What I’m actually doing? Picking her skirt wedgie for her. We’re that tight.
This is definitely not first aid.
All we need is our own theme music, people.
Give me your lunch money you little rat or I’ll… I’ll… make you smell my sweaty gym socks! Again!
One of these things is not like the other… Which sucks since this was the best shot of the rest of us. AHEM.