It seems there have been a slew of posts lately of slender women thinking there is something wrong with their stomachs because they aren't completely flat. Instagram and photoshop have warped our views of what a normal female body looks like. Not to mention that female body shapes and fat storage patterns change as we transition through puberty, after childbirth and through menopause. We have extra internal organs, hormones affecting water retention, not to mention extra fat is needed to support giving life to another human.
I thought this blog was fantastic.
I get it...no one LIKES having extra fat on their tummy, BUT it is perfectly normal. I feel like we need to have a sister companion to the "So you want a nice stomach" thread showing what "normal" nice stomachs look like. I'm not talking about people in competition prep, but what a bodybuilder looks like in the off season. What women with a normal BMI look like. Yes, you can work hard, eat right and have an awesome stomach, but chances are you are still going to have rolls when you bend over, your lower abdomen is going to curve somewhat and if you don't stand up straight, your gut will push out.
I'd love to see women in the normal BMI range post front and side pics along with the following information so people can see the wide range of "normal". I'd also love to see ladies who fall outside the normal range due to above average muscle mass so that people can see that weighing more is not necessarily a bad thing.
BMI or Height/Weight/Bone Structure:
BF%: If you know
Number of Pregnancies:
Medical Conditions affecting appearance: ex. Diastasis Recti, Retroverted Uterus, Scoliosis, Fibroids, etc.
Primary form of exercise: ex. Weights, Biking, Running, Pilates, etc.
Number of years doing aforementioned exercise:
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