Let me preface this by saying I find athletic bodies attractive on women.
However, the notion of women getting stronger than men is pretty ridiculous since your average man is heavier than your average woman anyway. Unless there’s a serious difference in activity levels, that bodyweight issue alone is going to count for a lot. When I did judo as a teenager, we had one female black belt who on a kilo-for-kilo basis was one of the strongest people I’ve ever met, and she did triathlons, etc. However, she was giving away twenty odd kilos at least for most of us guys, so she couldn’t beat us in terms of absolute strength. It was laughable on the odd occasions she actually tried.
On the issue of women getting big muscles from sport, it’s not going to happen for two reasons. Firstly, most people (men included) will not get big muscles from most sports. Unless you’re doing serious resistance in anaerobic activities, you’re not going to put on bulk. Anything you can do for more than about half a minute (tops) does not fit this description. You’d have to be doing low rep sets in the gym, sprints, etc. Half an hour of running, voleyball, etc. is not going to build big muscles. Further to this, you’d have to be on a pretty serious schedule for not just your working out, but your nutrition, rest, etc. Serious body-builders eat crazy amounts of food. With the amount of food most women in this country eat, they couldn’t even pretend to be on the kind of schedule required to build serious muscles. They’d come to a screaming halt after about the second training session.
The second issue is that women naturally have much lower levels of testosterone than men. Testosterone is vitally important in being able to develop muscle mass. As such, short of taking testosterone supplements or other anabolic steroids, women simply wouldn’t be able to put on a lot of muscle, even if they wanted to. They might get cut, but that’s not the result of putting on muscle so much as it is of losing fat.
There are so many bizarre ideas about sport/fitness here in Taiwan it’s bizarre. Like that above idea that if you massage a muscle, it won’t grow. A muscle grows because during exercise (especially under heavy resistance such as weight training) it gets torn slightly. (You can tell this by the deeper yellow colour in your urine after heavy sport – protein, as compared to carbohydrate or fat, has nitrogen, so this is released into the bloodstream when muscle is torn, and nitrogen at those levels and in that form is toxic to your body, so your kidneys try to get it out of your body. Coupled with possible de-hydration, it leads to a higher concentration of nitrogen in your urine, hence the deeper yellow.) Your body repairs the muscle, but in seeking to prevent this situation again in the future, it rebuilds it a little better/bigger (hypertrophy) than before (hence why you get stronger). Your body always seeks stasis in this respect, which is why if you don’t use muscles, they get smaller (atrophy). Massage may help (or perhaps even hinder) this recovery process, but it doesn’t actually prevent the process occurring, nor change the fundamental nature of the process.
Actually, there are a whole lot of bizarre notions about health here. Like the ideas about women not eating “cold” foods in the first month after pregnancy. As we would say where I come from, what a load of hot cock! My girlfriend was trying to tell me that all the women she knows (including relatives) swear this is true. As with all this superstitious nonsense, I asked her for the scientific evidence to back this up, and also why millions of women all over the world drink water in the first month after pregnancy, and both they and their children turn out fine. God there are a lot of stupid, ignorant, peasant ways in this country sometimes.