ARTICLE: FRAILTY, THY NAME IS WOMAN?

CrossFit:

For time:

7 min Cap.

Rx:
40 Calorie Row
15/10 Muscle-Ups

Competition:
40 Calorie Row
10/7 Muscle-Ups or 20 Pull-Ups

Performance:
40 Calorie Row
20 Banded Pull-Ups or Ring Rows

Fitness:
30 Calorie Row
20 Ring Rows

Sport of Fitness:
40 Calories Assault Bike
20/15 Muscle-ups

Rest until the running clock reaches 8:00, and then...

7min cap.

For time:
40 Calorie Row
30/20 Strict Handstand Push-Ups

Competition:
40 Calorie Row
20/15 Strict Handstand Push-Ups or 40 Push-ups

Performance:
40 Calorie Row
20-30 Push-ups or 30 Elevated Push-Ups

Fitness:
30 Calorie Row
20 Elevated Push-Ups

Sport of Fitness:
40 Calories Assault Bike
40/30 Strict Handstand Push-ups

Rest until the running clock reaches 16:00, and then...

7 min cap.

For time:
40 Calorie Row
30/20 Strict Ring Dips

Competition:
40 Calorie Row
20/15 Strict Ring Dips

Performance:
40 Calorie Row
20 Strict Banded Ring Dips

Fitness:
30 Calorie Row
20 Strict Box Dips

Sport of Fitness:
40 Calories Assault Bike
40/30 Strict Handstand Push-ups

Article:

In CrossFit gyms around the world, women
deconstruct the longstanding myth of “the
weaker sex” and continue the march toward
true equality.In 1973, 55-year-old Bobby Riggs—the 1939 Wimbledon
champion—challenged 29-year-old Billie Jean King to a tennis
match. Riggs said he could beat any female player even though
he was in his 50s.

King refused at first, so Riggs began baiting King, daring her to
play him. In July of ’73, King finally agreed to a US$100,000
winner-take-all match, with an additional $75,000 for each
player in ancillary money. The tennis match, dubbed “The
Battle of the Sexes,” took place in front of a crowd of 30,492;
an estimated 90 million people watched it on TV.

“I’ll tell you why I’ll win,” Riggs said. “She’s a woman, and
they don’t have the emotional stability. Women play about 25
percent as good as men, so they should get about 25 percent of
the money men get.”

Although the odds favored Riggs going into the match, King
dominated from the beginning. She won all three sets—6-4,
6-3, 6-3—and threw her racket in the air when the match
ended.

“I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn’t win that
match,” she said afterward. “It would ruin the women’s tour and
affect all women’s self-esteem.”

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