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FTM pre-T, dealing with body shape, any ideas/help?
« on: May 21, 2015, 03:30:49 am »
Hello
Im 15, pre-T or blockers, but im stealth at school. In the past month or so my hips, lower back, thighs and butt have started to gain weight even though im really athletic, eat healthy, and do a lot of exercise.
Anything I can do to stop this or hide it? Mainly my butt as ive noticed A LOT that cis guys don't have any weight there at all.
Also, what exercises are the best for this area?

Thanks
Dave

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Re: FTM pre-T, dealing with body shape, any ideas/help?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 07:41:29 am »
BIg butt and thighs can sometimes be masculine and appear masculine

I've found that wearing a full length binder can compress my hips over time, as long as you bind safe

Also the cut of your clothes help a ton

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Re: FTM pre-T, dealing with body shape, any ideas/help?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 09:36:05 am »
I honestly wouldn't worry too much about your derrière (behind), one of my cis guy friends/classmates has a bigger backside than me, proportionally, and he's always complaining about how his pants never fit right; poor guy! If you're really worried about it, what Matthew suggested is about all I can think of, unless you want to wear a Mirdle, which I just found out about while trying to find the male equivalent of SPANX for you. :laugh: If you're really athletic, I'd just keep doing what you're doing, and maybe through in some barbell squats, leg presses and such if you have access to a weight room; that'll definitely help.
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Re: FTM pre-T, dealing with body shape, any ideas/help?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 11:07:36 am »
If you can do so without appearing too obvious, go someplace where there are a lot of people, such as a mall where you are likely to run into people with varied body builds.

Some guys have what in the past has been called "pear shaped", something I find a bit demeaning, but that body type carries their fat in the lower abd, rear and thighs. It can happen in either men or women. There are women with no butts that wish they had one, which makes plastic surgeons happy, lots of butt implants.

Yes, there are guys who have larger rear ends naturally. Don't forget, your body is developing, and would be whether you were on T or not on T. I'll use my son  as an example. When he was ten, he was lanky and thin. When he was twelve, his face was round and he was on the slightly heavy side. At sixteen, he was again longer a lanky. My son is a cis male, and these changes appear to be normal. You grow up then out then up then out.

At your age, I didn't even know there were transgenders or what they were. I wanted to fit into red tag levis, but everything that fit my waist was too small for my butt and things that fit my butt were too large in the waist. I remember feeling really down because I'd look at guys and girls who had guy bodies, you know the type, lanky with no chest, and hate the way I was developing.

After I started T, at twenty six, I went through a period where i seemed to gain a lot of water weight. My face turned really round, my jeans that had previously been loose looked like I was poured into them. part of it is genetic and part is how active we are.

Stick to good foods. Low in sugar and fat/grease and if you want to get rid of some of your rear end and thighs, start jogging. Long distance or cross country jogging will help with your proportions. Make sure you check with your Dr. and make sure you are healthy. You are young, so there probably aren't any real problems, but long runs can, on occasion, make you slightly anemic. Start with a distance that doesn't make you feel like you are going to throw up. Pick a route that you know is a certain distance, like a mile. Jog at a comfortable pace, if you have to walk a few paces every few minutes, there is nothing wrong with that, you will get the endurance. Make sure to warm up before you start. Do some light stretching and maybe some sit ups with your legs bent. They used to say that girls should bend their legs and guys shouldn't, but we learned that doing situps with straight legs causes some back problems.

No matter what you do, its going to take time. Slow weight loss is better than rapid loss because it tends to stay off better. Forget the scale. Too many things can effect your weight. Time of day, how much material is in your GI tract, things like that. Real weight loss will show up in a change in the way your clothes fit, the way your body looks and the way you feel. You can easily lose five pounds after a long run, but it will be mostly water weight. Once you are hydrated, it will come back on. It wasn't really fat.

Set aside a time of day when you jog. The same time every day. Some days you might feel lazy, but once you get going, you feel better. Be careful though. Exercise can become addictive. You may find yourself wanting to go further and further. Keep a chart and watch your progress. If you want to take your weight, take it once a week at the same time. Say, first thing in the morning.

i hope that helps some

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Re: FTM pre-T, dealing with body shape, any ideas/help?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 08:32:10 pm »
hi
your post was really helpful, thanks!
I used to do a lot of long-distance running, so the stop probably caused some weight gain - going to get back into it then.

Thanks again, I feel a lot more encouraged now.

-Dave

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Re: FTM pre-T, dealing with body shape, any ideas/help?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 01:54:03 pm »
That's tough man.  But don't worry about it - there are plenty of cis guys with a bit of weight in their lower body.  You say you work out a ton - so you're probably fit, ya know?  A muscular lower body can be masculine. 

I've heard low-rise pants/shorts really minimize that area.  Also try straightish shirts to disguise any curves, ya know? 

It's really all about how you carry yourself.  Walk like a man, use male mannerisms, and people won't look twice. 

Look at Robert Downey Junior's rump.  He's got a pear shape if there ever was one XD.

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