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Male to female transformation tips, advice, and inspiration for crossdressers and MTF transgender women. How to become the woman you are meant to be!
Always consult a physician before beginning any new exercise routine. Ensure that you are physically fit enough to engage in strenuous work outs. Practice safety above all things. I am not a licensed physician. This tutorial is based on many hours of research and conversations I have had with a personal trainer.
Equipment. Fortunately, expensive equipment is not a must. Wal-Mart sells a set of ankle weights that weigh 10lbs each. The cost of a pair is $24. It would also be beneficial to purchase a barbell of some sort that you are able to do squats with. I was lucky enough to be gifted one of these.
Obviously, every t-girl is beautiful and valid as is. Nothing is mandatory. Not even HRT. I can’t stress that enough. But if you’re like me, and your dysphoria is not manageable, this is something I would highly recommend trying.
Everything in this tutorial can all be done at home with less than $25 worth of equipment!
Hey lovelies. So. I’m kind of turning into a fitness girl.
Protein. Make sure that on your workout days, you are approaching your exercise with plenty of protein and fluids in your system. I am vegan and would strongly recommend investing in a high quality protein powder such as Vega’s Essential Shake. It offers health benefits that extend beyond simple protein. Your metabolism will speed up greatly when working out every other day. You will need to be eating more food to account for this. If you do not eat enough, your body will not be able to properly heal and grow, and you will ultimately backslide. I have played around with my diet since beginning working out and have finally found a groove where I believe I am getting just the right amount of protein and calories that my body needs to grow without gaining or losing more weight than I want to. For those who are on HRT, I have found that fluctuating up and down from +10lbs to -10lbs on a monthly basis greatly increases the speed with which your body fat redistributes.
Heavy load/low repetitions. We are focusing on muscle growth with these exercises as a method of making our lower bodies larger in order to augment our upper body to lower body ratio. The technique of increasing muscle mass we are using to achieve this effect is called Hypertrophy Specific Training. “Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST) is a method of strength training intended to induce the fastest muscle growth, or hypertrophy, possible, without losing efficacy over an extended period of time, and without the use of anabolic steroids.” This involves using highly strenuous amounts of weight and doing low amounts of repetitions. Doing 100 squats with low resistance might look good on paper, but what you are actually doing is creating lean muscle on your legs. This is commonly referred to as endurance training. You might look fit from regularly practicing endurance training, but you will not be changing the shape of your body. This was my biggest mistake when starting out. For Each exercise, you want to do 4 or 5 sets of 10 reps. increase or decrease the weight you use until you are at the point where completing your tenth rep with perfect form is a struggle. Allow precisely 90 seconds of rest time between sets. I keep an eye on a clock for this purpose. During your 90 second rest phase,, be sure to move around a lot to keep your blood flowing; stretch, pace in circles, etc.
This isn’t the kind of thing that takes years to see results. You will begin seeing results within 2 to 3 weeks of consistent workouts. This picture depicts my lower body at 3 weeks into my routine, and again at around four and a half months, although I have only been doing the workout listed in this guide for around 2 months. 75% of my progress came from these past two months. With proper practice, it happens very quickly.
But honestly, almost 5 months of disciplined, rigorous, transition-oriented workouts have changed my body so much more than I thought would be possible.
Helpful tips and exercises for T-girls on the go!