Bodies We Want: Female Athletes at U.Va

December 13, 2012

Women between the ages of 18-21 are known to have the worst body image problems. But what about female athletes? ESPN claims that these are women who are supposed to have the "best" bodies that most females idolize. We wanted to hear what the athletes had to say about their changing bodies. How do they feel bench-pressing more weight than their male friends and boyfriends? How do they feel having to stretch out their shirts to fit over their muscles? How do they feel when other girls call them intimidating?

Do they think it is worth it?


By Nicole Diantonio and Taylor Williams

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