Anyone heard this? (women and exercise)

MissMori MissMori
About a year ago, my doctor (who is a totally awesome doctor) suggested that I add weight-bearing exercise to my routine. I've been working out with free weights and the weight machines at the gym and have had great results.
So, I was talking about it at work and this one woman gets all upset and tells me working with any kind of weight will "ruin me down there".
Anyone else heard this? I'm now trying to imagine myself doing a biceps curl and my uterus exploding mid-curl.
12/22/2011
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Coralbell Coralbell
I've never heard anyone say that, and it sounds pretty ridiculous to me.
12/22/2011
Kallisto Kallisto
Sounds crazy to me too.
12/22/2011
zwee75 zwee75
That woman has no idea what she's talking about. Slap her.
12/22/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I fail to see the connection - I also fail to see how this other person can figure out how to breathe. Although I do have the skull of Brian Boru as a child that I'd like to sell her.
12/22/2011
jedent jedent
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Originally posted by zwee75
That woman has no idea what she's talking about. Slap her.
this.
12/22/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
um what? sounds like this lady might be a few fries short of a happy meal. I lift weights and I've had no issue. I have a much better sex life and the region down yonder has only gotten better, not worse.
12/22/2011
eeep eeep
I don't think she knows what she is talking about at all. More muscle and definition are generally a good thing for health in all aspects, so long as you don't cross a line into overly muscled (think bodybuilder type). Bodybuilder's often have a hell of a time keeping enough protein and such going into their body to support the muscles, then have to make sure not to take in too much protein cause it is hard on the kidneys and such. My brother got into bodybuilding from joining a weight lifting club in high school. I think he thought that being big and bulky would help him get chicks or something cause he was kinda quiet and shy around them otherwise.
12/22/2011
js250 js250
Okay.....just where does she think you are putting the weights??? Um, what was HER workout like?
12/22/2011
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Yeah, someone needs to hit her with a fish, cus that's just illogical.
12/22/2011
indiglo indiglo
That's absolutely ridiculous. If anything, being stronger will make your sex life better. You'll have more stamina and more strength. Weight training is good for your bones too.
12/22/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Ms. Spice
um what? sounds like this lady might be a few fries short of a happy meal. I lift weights and I've had no issue. I have a much better sex life and the region down yonder has only gotten better, not worse.
LMAO - I like that and agree!
12/22/2011
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
Sounds like she's a bit bonkers...
12/22/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
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Originally posted by Shellz31
LMAO - I like that and agree!
me too, dearie!
12/23/2011
Megan Jean Megan Jean
Build up your muscles, then slap some sense into her!
12/23/2011
MissMori MissMori
I guess it's not so much an old wives' tale, then - just one lone crazy!
And you guys are right about fitness improving sex, too! The doctor who brought it up in the first place is a gyno, so she's pretty familiar with my female parts and would have noticed if my vagina was about to break or some shit.
12/23/2011
ijako9 ijako9
I think hat woman on drugs. I really don't see how the two can even be connected
12/23/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
Well, actually, lifting heavy things might be dangerous. That's how my grandma ended up in a surgery when one of her ovaries broke. She used to work as a spinner when she was very young. Machines were difficult to operate (with very heavy parts) and it ended bad for her. But I think that woman from your workplace is overreacting. It's not like you are lifting tons of metal stuff! I'm sure you are training responsively.

That's cool, by the way Good luck with your training
12/23/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
NEWSFLASH! She is not crazy: I think she might be thinking of the strain people are often in when they lift huge weights, like weightlifting men. Putting huge strain on your lower body can can hemorrhoids and vaginal prolapse (think: childbirth). However, that is usually not a healthy way of doing it.
12/23/2011
RavenWolf88 RavenWolf88
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Originally posted by Ms. Spice
um what? sounds like this lady might be a few fries short of a happy meal. I lift weights and I've had no issue. I have a much better sex life and the region down yonder has only gotten better, not worse.
ROFL!!!! I agree with you.
12/24/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by MissMori
About a year ago, my doctor (who is a totally awesome doctor) suggested that I add weight-bearing exercise to my routine. I've been working out with free weights and the weight machines at the gym and have had great results.
So, I was talking ... More
So, does she also believe that lifting things for purely practical purposes will also do this? Like say, carrying a child around, or stocking shelves in a store? Or going on regular walks or swimming? Or that the same will happen to men that lift weights? Because if not, then she has some serious flaws in her own logic.

I'd ask her why she thinks that to be the case. You might want to either try explaining the truth to her or suggest she see a doctor on the matter if she doesn't believe you. That or inform her of the existence of kegel exercises. Or hey, if you have a good sex life, brag about it and watch her try to figure things out!

Unless you're lifting weights that are insanely heavy or doing your training improperly, I can't see this even being remotely true. If the subject ever comes up again between you two, I wouldn't mind getting an update on here just to see what else she says.
12/28/2011
geliebt geliebt
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Originally posted by Elnoa
NEWSFLASH! She is not crazy: I think she might be thinking of the strain people are often in when they lift huge weights, like weightlifting men. Putting huge strain on your lower body can can hemorrhoids and vaginal prolapse (think: childbirth). ... More
That could definitely be the case. But WTF does she think the OP is doing!? Regular exercise isn't a strongman competition!! How weird..
12/30/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
That doesn't even make sense to me. In fact, I'd guess you are getting healthier.
12/30/2011
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