Hormonal Birth Control and Exercise Performance

May 27, 2021 by
Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

One thing that CrossFit has always done particularly well is to create an inclusive and empowering environment in which women compete on a playing field that is level with male athletes. 

Prize money and accolades have been distributed equally and, in some cases, women compete with the same loads and standards as men, often beating the guys in the event. Just look at Kari Pearce’s 2019 finish in Mary compared to the men’s field or Emily Rolfe’s finish in the Ruck event, where women carried the same loads for the same distance as the men.

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