Why do female track runners have big asses? What is it about them that makes them so successful? Is it light training? Is it something that Bartoletta does differently than other female athletes? Read on to find out! After reading this article, you’ll be one step closer to understanding this mysterious phenomenon! Despite never winning an Olympic medal, Dibaba’s stamina can be attributed to her diet.
Why do female track runners have big butts?
A new controversy has surfaced in the world of track and field, which has long been troubled by the treatment of female athletes. Mary Cain’s shocking account of abuse at the Nike Oregon Project has spurred other top athletes to come forward. In her first big meet, Amy Yoder Begley was told she had the “biggest butt on the starting line.” Kara Goucher’s husband revealed that his wife suffered from degrading comments from coaches.
The butts of professional athletes aren’t known for their bubble butts. Butts of sprinters are a more common sight. After all, endurance running involves different muscle groups and burns different types of fuel. Long-distance running, on the other hand, works on type I muscle fibers, which are best suited for aerobic endurance. While sprinters may have perky butts, long-distance runners have bulging butts.
Dibaba’s stamina comes down to light training
Despite her record-breaking performance, Ethiopian athlete Tirunesh Dibaba doesn’t lift a weight or train for more than 80 minutes per session. She does jog for over an hour twice a week and runs briskly for another two hours each session. In the past, her times have been ridiculed as evidence of doping, but now, her stamina has been attributed to light training.
After suffering an ankle sprain in 2018, Bartoletta returned to compete in the jumps, gaining an extra few kilograms on her weight-loss diet. She had to switch from jumping off her left leg to her right. The switch gave her an extra metre, and she won the gold medal. Her coaches tried to devise a plan for her future, but Bartoletta was not interested in being a professional athlete.
As her iron levels dropped, the World Anti-Doping Agency advised her to see a doctor in Europe. However, she was so focused on competing that she put off visiting a doctor until she collapsed in the reception. Although most female athletes have periods, Bartoletta says she is now much more aware of her body and is implementing smart training methods to keep her body fit.