I’ve always been pretty body consicious, but when you are attempting to reach elite level at a sport, you prioritise performance over body shape. Most sports people are extremely fit and healthy, but it is definitely not right to assume every athlete has a positive body image.
Last year I dedicated the off season to gaining strength.This training invloved a limited range of excercises five days a week for almost three months. I was constantly comparing myself to my friends. I couldn’t understand why a similar weights program was making us look so different. Continue reading “Body image concerns as an athlete”