I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that most of the people reading this have never tried curling before. It’s definitely not the most popular sport in the world. Anyone who has tried it, though, knows how incredibly difficult it is! Seeing as how I am Canadian, of course I’ve gone curling before.
First of all, that floor is so dang slippery! Plus, you have to wear shoes with a special friction-less bottom so that you can glide all over the place. Next, those rocks or pucks or whatever you want to call them (I believe they’re actually referred to as “stones”) are insanely heavy. I don’t mean bowling-ball-heavy, I mean Excalibur-sword heavy. I think they’re also thousands of dollars each. Finally, probably the hardest thing about curling, is that you have to stay in a lunge position for a remarkably long time. By the time I left, my thighs and butt were as sore as they’d ever been. It’s probably a great way to develop an awesome butt.
Cue Alexandra Saitova, one of the players on the Russian national women’s curling team. If you still don’t believe me that curling is a workout, just check out Alexandra in a bikini for evidence. The stunning blonde beauty has one fine Instagram, where she often spends her time on the beach when she isn’t on the ice. That’s a smart contrast.
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