trans*fitness

Clothing that fits smaller trans guys:

So i know alot of you, also myself, have trouble finding clothes that fit so i have a list of stores that sell clothes that either fit smaller or come in extra small, which is extremely hard to find. Some stores are on the expensive side while others arent too bad in price range.

•American Eagle: carries XS sizes and panst 28x28 $$
•Lucky Brand: XS sizes $$$
•Tillys: clothes fit small/ also has boys dept $-$$
•H&M: XS size clothes $
•Pacsun: Skinny Jeans fit well 28x30 $$
•Hollister/a&f: small fit shirts $$

HEY TRANS GUYS
  • Testosterone is not magic
  • Stop holding up thin/fit trans guys who pass for cis as “evidence” for T being “magic”
  • Testosterone will work more slowly for some people (a lot of people)
  • Stop offering “just work out more!” as a solution
  • Stop implicitly blaming people for their dysphoria
  • Support trans guys with eating disorders
  • Support fat trans guys
  • Support disabled trans guys
  • Support short trans guys and/or trans guys with wide hips and/or small hands and feet or other “feminine” features that make it harder/impossible for them to pass as cis
  • Support trans guys with large chests who can’t bind without injuring themselves (or at all)
  • Support trans guys who don’t pass as cis even after top surgery and/or years on T

Signed, a fat trans man who’s been on T for three years and still got called “ma'am” on the phone twice this week and can’t grow a beard

nintenpleasedont asked:

So I've been wondering how trans women fit in w the "no uterus no opinion" statement. Or should we stop using that to make sure we include trans women..? What do you think about that, I think you are very intelligent so I thought I would ask you

Hello! Great question. My initial response is that “no uterus; no opinion” makes sense and isn’t necessarily trans-exclusive.** If anything, I certainly find it more inclusive than saying “men shouldn’t speak about abortion.”

Here’s why:
A trans-man who has a uterus should be involved in his own reproductive rights and decision making. Therefore he should have an opinion. The same goes for anyone who is non-binary, agender, or anyone else who’s equipped with a uterus. “No uterus; no opinion” is inclusive of all of those people. On the other hand, if a trans-woman doesn’t have a uterus, she’ll never be in a position where she has to make a decision about abortion for her own body.

**BUT, I understand why you’re concerned about transmisogyny, and I certainly share and appreciate the drive for inclusivity! My perspective as a cis-woman only goes so far, so I checked around to see what trans folks were saying. Here are great responses that I found. Anyone who has more info/perspective, please add it!

In this search, the basic consensus mirrored what I said above, but noted that while trans-women (like infertile cis-women) are unable to have kids, they are still women… And still deeply embedded in issues regarding women’s rights and reproductive justice. Especially since they often receive services at health clinics that also provide abortions, excluding trans-women from the conversation is somewhat counterproductive.

I’m 7.5 months on testosterone. 

Someone asked me about my routine, so I’m going to post it. It’s a little more advanced, but if you take the time to follow it, I can guarantee it will add size.

I do 3 days of heavy resistance training, 1 day of cardio, and an unconventional bicep workout to add more size to my biceps.

When I first begin this routine, I start with a moderate amount of weight, and gradually increase the weight each week until I achieve my max weight with 6 reps.

Rest for 90-120 seconds in between sets

Day 1 - Chest and Biceps

Barbell Bench Press 3 sets, 6-8 reps

Cable Standing Fly 3 sets 6-8 reps

Incline Chest Press (plate loaded) 3 sets 6-8 reps

Concentration Curls 3 sets 6-8 reps

High Cable Curls (pulley at eye level) 3 sets 6-8 reps

Low Cable Curls (pulley on bottom pin) 3 sets 6-8 reps

Preacher Curls 3 sets-6-10 reps

Day 2 – Legs, Abs, and Shoulders

Front Squats 3 sets 6-8 reps

Deadlifts 3 sets 6-8 reps

Barbell Push Press 3 sets 6-8 reps

Cable Upright Rows (shoulders) 3 sets 6-8 reps

Dumbbell Lateral Raise (shoulders) 3 sets 6-8 reps

Cable Judo Flip (abs) 3 sets 8-12 reps

Cable Reverse Wood Chops (abs) 3 sets 8-12 reps

Exercise Ball Knee Roll 3 sets of 20

At the end of this routine, I use a resistance band to target bicep growth. I use a 40 pound band and perform 60 reps in 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Use a weight that allows you to perform all 60 reps within those 30 seconds.

Day 3 - Back and Triceps

Cable Face Pulls 3 sets 6-8 reps

Lat Pulldown 3 sets 6-8 reps

Dumbbell One Arm Row 3 sets 6-8 reps

Barbell Close Grip Bench Press 3 sets 6-8 reps

Cable w/rope Overhead Triceps Extension 3 sets 6-8 reps

Cable One Arm Triceps Pushdown 3 sets 6-8 reps

At the end of this routine, there are 2 bicep exercises that I do to promote growth. First I do 3 sets of pull-ups. I do unassisted pull-ups, but if need be you can do assisted pull-ups. Perform as many as you can. Then I do 28’s with dumbbells.

28’s. Perform 7 reps of each exercise back to back.

Half way down curls w/ pronated (palm down) grip

Half way up curls w/ neutral (palms facing each other) grip

Full ROM (range of motion) supinated (palms up) grip

7 second midrange isometric hold (any grip you wish)

Watch my demonstration video here

Day 4 – Cardio

I do circuit training (explained here) and exercise using the elliptical for about 20-30 minutes.

With a mass gaining routine, it is important to consume a high amount of calories. I like to include cardio because it prevents me from gaining unwanted fat, keeping my body lean and fit.

Protein intake is extremely important. Consume about 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight each day. It is also important to know your calorie needs (click here for a metabolism calculator). Add 700-1000 calories to your daily caloric needs to gain size. I personally consume about 3000-3300 calories per day. I’m 5’5” and 143 pounds.

I highly recommend getting the JEFIT app. You can see demonstrations of tons of exercises and create your own routines, keeping track of your progress. I keep track of the amount of weight I use for each exercise so that I can continue adding an adequate amount of weight each week.

IF YOU WANT TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT FITNESS, THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES! HARD WORK AND DEDICATION WILL PAY OFF!

 

as a queer woman queer fem!harry means so much to me 

just. gimme female harry who can’t fit into the clothes in the women’s section because she’s six fucking feet tall, who gave up on long hair years ago after she set it on fire for the sixth time in a month (she can’t afford a hair stylist and hacks it short herself, hating it but not having any other options), who wants to fit society’s definition of femininity not because she wants to, really, but because  she has too, otherwise what kind of woman is she? 

who grew up thinking elaine was the most beautiful girl in the world, mesmerized by the line of her throat and the way she laughed when she was really happy, like bells, but refusing to admit that it was anything other then friendly because girls can’t like other girls, that’s not how it works, and besides, she likes guys. if she was really…..gay….. then she wouldn’t like guys, because you can’t like both right?

and then she meets susan, and susan is perfect, intelligent and beautiful and brave, even if she gets herself into the stupidest jams sometimes (she briefly wondered once if susan was the lois lane to her superman, and then stopped when she followed that train of thought too long). and then susan kisses her, and harry would have said it was out of the blue except it really, really wasn’t, and all she can think is that it’s not wrong im not wrong its not wrong and she almost cries and then she is crying, and for the first time in her life she feels good about this part of herself she’d been ignoring. 

gimme harry as an openly bisexual woman, dealing with internalized misogyny and homophobia but getting better, learning to love women and love herself 

(and come to terms with the fact that she has the biggest, fattest crush on her probably straight best friend, because i am harry/murphy trash)

Latinx YouTubers

In an attempt to have more Latinx representation shown, here’s a list of latinx YouTubers I’ve found or been recommended to me bunched together by category.
If you’re a latinx youtuber and would like to be added, please message me!

Chachi Gonzales - dance and vlogs 
Strawburry17 (Meghan Camarena) - games, DIY, sketches, entertainment
FLAMA - comedy sketches, music, entertainment 
Joanna Hausman - comedy sketches, stand-up
Tina Woods - comedy videos

xXslyfoxhoundXx - gaming channel
Comosedicenerd - gaming channel showcasing indie games and characters of color
GreenEggzAndCam - gaming/comedy channel
Isla the Great - comedy videos, gaming

TheNotAdam - vlogs, LGBT advocacy, comedy sketches
Eliel Cruz - LGBT topics, faith and sexuality, feminism and race
Kat Lazo - feminism, race

Caroland - beauty and fitness, trans issues, pop culture and nutrition
Yulema selfbreeze - fashion
Sarah Rae Vargas - fashion, beauty, body positivity
DulceCandy - fashion, beauty, lifestyle
Laura Cuellar - fashion and lifestyle  
Leslie Alvarado - makeup and fashion
masonandmiles - style, makeup, vlogs

Matt Nazario - vlogs about life
Carolina Chau - vlogs about life, books
SebeeeG - vlogs about life, advice, travel
Miranda Adria - vlogs, rants, advice, music, games
Gabriel Herdy - vlogger, life, thoughts, recipes
nicegirlnicedreams - pop culture, lifestyle, real talk
Alie Angeles - vlogs, art, lifestyle, drawings, speed painting   

mynameismarines - booktuber
The boy who cried books - booktuber, Queer representation
Spantonline - vlogs about movies and books 
Rosianna Halse Rojas - vlogs about books, travel, intersectionalism, women in media 
Proyectomascolor - vlogs about Afro-Latinx representation in media
yyolandaa - vlogs about diversity in movies & TV, latinx identity, feminism

im here for trans ppl who dont fit the convenient narrative of “ever since i was a little kid………… i was…………. different……………. i played with the OPPOSITE GENDER’S TOYS” that cis ppl love to hear about

I’m never gonna stop each week I get closer and closer to reaching my goals! #nevergiveup #ftmtransgender #ftm #F2M #flex #fitness #ftmmodel #ftmmagazine #ftmfitness #ftmtransgender #ftmmodelmanagement #trans #translove #transition #transpride #transproud #transgender #transstories #transformation #transisbeautiful #transmendoitbetter #transmenofinstagram #transformationTuesday #TeamSoul #truestrength #muscle #abs #BodyMaximum #barbellsandftms #bodytransformation @barbellsandftms @transindustry @trans_health_fitness @transandproud #tra

anonymous asked:

Are you really this deranged or just plain stupid? You're entire sob story about you're life is a fucking joke. You're just one of those people who call themselves trans just to fit in tumblr and you'll never know what it's like to be a real transgender person. Don't fucking make being trans your own little faze you're going through while others are genuinely struggling with who they are.

maybe spell check if you’re gonna come at me like this and act like you know me SWEATY

First off,

Coded ≠ Canon 

I definitely understand coming into a new show, game, or something and feeling uncomfortable with low representation. In times like that, you need to grab onto characters that are or act like you. So you mold them to be your representation. That’s definitely okay! Go forth and make every character gay, every character trans, fit it to how you are comfortable! But those, if not confirmed, are just headcanons. Everybody is gonna headcanon a bit different and that’s where respect and an open mind comes in.

Second off, both sides need to sit down and take a deep breath! Don’t send threats, don’t even bother to try to convince others to feel differently because all that results in is discomfort and stress and more hate. Fire does not combat fire, and oil definitely does not combat fire.

People are always going to ship things you don’t agree with. It’s happened in every fandom since forever. The thing is these characters are fictional. Yes, there may be young girls out there who really connect with Pearl and are more comfortable with themselves liking girls because of her! That’s great! They may very well stumble upon Pewey art sometime in their life. But if you think that it will make them think it’s canon or them liking girls is wrong because everyone is straight and that’s the way it’s got to be, I think you’re mistaken. Children are a lot smarter than you think.

Spam is not the answer, it hasn’t ever changed anything for the better. Sending hate to spammers (or to the shippers) is not the answer either. It’s rude, unnecessary, and gross. For the best result, ignore and block and blacklist. Steven Universe isn’t the only cartoon out there, isn’t the only representation, and isn’t the only source young lesbians will be looking at. And Pewey isn’t even that big of ship! I believe in nurturing with gentleness so they can grow to be strong independent ladies, not killing all apparent “enemies” on sight and making them think it’s okay to do the same. I ship anyone with anyone because I think it’s cute, not because I want to shove an agenda on anyone. I’m not an enemy.

You can hate Pewey! Everyone has ships they absolutely can’t stand for all sorts of reasons. Just don’t instigate things (by tagging) and cause fighting. If you already have instigated things, just block people who are sending you hate because they’re not worth it. Same with the Pewey shippers. It’s not worth the stress. Nothing is going to change anyone’s opinions!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!