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Celebrity Fitness: ‘It’s amazingly sexist’: Chloe Madeley pens impassioned defence of female weight training and says criticising it is the same as calling someone ‘FAT’

By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline

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Chloe Madeley has penned an impassioned defence of female weight training, slamming ‘amazingly sexist’ criticism of muscular physiques on women. 

The personal trainer and fitness guru, 32, said she is sick of people claiming figures like her own look ‘awful’ and branded it the same as calling someone ‘fat’ as she took to her Instagram page on Wednesday.

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Chloe – daughter of TV presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan – claimed that she finds it ‘bizarre’ there is still an ongoing discussion and compared the ‘sexist’  mindset to suggesting women shouldn’t write articles or books. 

Unimpressed: Chloe Madeley has revealed she is sick of people claiming that muscular female physiques like her own look ‘awful’ in an epic Instagram post

Alongside her lengthy caption, Chloe posted a snap of her rippling muscular back while wearing a black swimsuit with cut-out slits down the side. 

Chloe regularly shares fitness updates to the photo-sharing site, recently posting an image of herself wearing a tiny black crop top and equally skimpy pink pants.

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Beginning her speech, Chloe said: ‘I still find it utterly BIZARRE when i see / hear debate in the mainstream media about whether or not women ‘should’ have muscle…’But it looks AWFUL!’…excuse me woman?!’

‘Let me just break that down for you from my perspective… Let’s start having items and opinion pieces on whether or not women ‘should’ run marathons…? It looks awful guys.’ 

‘Bizarre’: The fitness guru, 32, claimed that she finds it ‘bizarre’ that their is still an ongoing discussion over whether or not women should have muscles

Fitness guru: Chloe regularly shares fitness updates to the photo-sharing site, recently posting an image of herself wearing a tiny black crop top and equally skimpy pink pants

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Chloe then included a list of other things that would be ridiculous to debate including whether women should be journalists, authors, have personal trainers or wear duffel coats.  

She continued: ‘Honestly, I have FEMALE producers calling me asking me on to debate this ‘topic’…WHAT CENTURY ARE WE LIVING IN?’

The TV personality added that she believes the apparent debate over female muscle suggests that all women have to conform to one body type.

She said: ‘This is just so AMAZINGLY sexist and sends COMPLETELY the wrong message to all the women and girls who think they need to conform to ONE body type, ONE look, ONE physical image…that’s GENETICALLY impossible as it is so WHY are we trying to force every woman into the same pen?!’

Love life: Chloe has been married to James Haskell, who is set to appear in the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, since 2018

ALSO, and more importantly, WEIGHT LIFTING IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR BODY! But it LOOKS bad right so women should miss out on that too?!

‘Want to be able to fight off disease? GAIN SOME MUSCLE! Want to be fully functioning further into old age? GAIN SOME MUSCLE. Want to raise your RESTING metabolic rate?! GAIN SOME MUSCLE!’

She finished the post by saying that although she has never actually been told she looks too muscular, she wonders if its okay to call someone ‘too fat’ because she believes it to be the same thing. 

Chloe has been married to James Haskell, who is set to appear in the upcoming series o