Ok, so this is going to be a real specific and strange question for y’all, and I’ll need to provide some information about why I’m being very specific.
So, I’m a trans guy, ie a person with a traditionally feminine appearance, and I wish to start training to become less so, and to help with future surgeries.
How my current goal is looking like is like this: The preferred bodytype I’m going for is a chunky wrestler, while muscle definition is nice, what I would honestly be more comfortable with in general is to just get more broad and ‘solid’. Like The Miz, or Shinsuke Nakamura (can you get a dad-bod when you’re 24?)
Something that is also needed is for me to get a proper muscle definition underneath all of the chest flab, since the surgeons need to have some muscles to follow, unless I want to get some wonky scars over my chest. To build up good strength in both arms and shoulders is also important, because post-operation I won’t be allowed to lift anything heavier than two milk cartons for a month.
The biggest fear I have is losing more weight, since due to medicines I’m taking on a daily basis has made me crash too much in weight.
There is a lot of training regimes online for FTM people like me, but all of them are focused on lean muscle and slimming looks with a lot of muscle definition, which is the complete opposite of what I need. The most popular one at the moment is
Tl;dr of that link is the workout schedule, which is
- 1-2 hours before your workout, have a snack that gets you ~25g whole grain carbohydrates and ~25g protein.
- For each workout, focus on one muscle group.
- Choose 4-5 exercises that utilize those muscles, and 2-3 exercises for abs or deltoids.
- For each exercise, do three sets of ten reps, with no more than a minute break in between.
- Pick a weight heavy enough that the tenth rep is HARD.
- Do high-intensity interval cardio.
- Drink a protein shake immediately after your workout.
Day 1: Chest and triceps
- Front deltoid: Shoulder press
- Rear deltoid: Rear lateral raise
- Triceps: pick two (preferably from the bolded exercises)
- Chest: pick two (reduce to one or skip altogether if you’ve already got most chest than you know what to do with)
- Abs: pick one
Day 2: Rest
Day 3: Back and biceps
- Medial deltoid: Upright row
- Medial deltoid: Lateral raise
- Biceps: pick two
- Abs: pick two
- Back: pick one
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Rest. Cardio if you want to.
Day 6: See Day 1.
Should I keep to this, and just aim at eating more after sessions, or will this entire thing lead me down a path I don’t want to go?
This is a lot, but honest to god, thank you if you can actually help me with this, because I desperately want to start training again but feel utterly lost because I can’t find a good answer for what I should do.
If there’s any specific questions that needs to be answered, go ahead and ask, and don’t be afraid to step on any toes. I much prefer a straightforward conversation, because that’ll be easier for both of us in the end.