Thursday, January 27, 2011

Health Comes in All Sizes

How can this woman be smiling? Shouldn't she be worried to death about her weight? Doesn't looking like her spell automatic health problems and an early and unfortunate death?

Maybe not.

Before I tell you who she is, here are a few of her stats (from the New York Times):

Age: 25
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 300 lbs.
Bench Press: 160 lbs.
Squat: 495 lbs.
Vertical Leap: 30"
Flexibility: Can do splits both ways

This is Cheryl Haworth, an Olympic bronze-medal winning weight lifter.

Health comes in all sizes.


  1. She's beautiful. Makes me want to leap, vertically! (Haven't done the splits since I was...???? Too long ago to recall.)

    Thanks for sharing, her stats are incredible.


  2. Women (and men) at the olympics come in all sizes.

    The pictures are scaled oddly but...