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Offline Alongroad

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Sports
« on: June 04, 2021, 07:59:53 pm »
Greetings - I am new to this site and 2 months into my hormone journey. I figure this will be my last summer playing golf as I still present in guy mode.  Woman’s tees next year :-)

My question is ~ how has transition and body changes effected you?  Yes, I know there is a loss of strength; how significant?  I imagine breasts will change the way I play golf 

Also, I swim laps a lot. Again, I know a bathing suit change will be needed as I go am going from moobs to boobs as the shape change will give it away, but how different is it to swim as a woman? 

In fact, overall physical activity from yard work to life in general ~ I am so so excited to start to present as a woman and all that goes with it, albeit I have to wait 3-6 more months depending how quickly i develop

I look forward to your responses and experiences as I move closer to mine.

Thank you!

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Re: Sports
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2021, 08:06:44 pm »
I also am two months in..... I noticed a "lack of communication with the equipment..... Not a bad thing.... It's just not jumping when I tell it to.....we shall see what happens as my estrogen levels rise.....


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Re: Sports
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2021, 08:19:53 pm »
When I was a kid they were called the women's tees, but now the are called the forward tees.  Not just for women anymore as getting more men to use them will increase the pace of play.  I am practicing my golf swing in my back yard and plan to play from the forward tees.

I bought a chop saw and some lead strips to customize my clubs.  I am short enough that a standard women's driver is too long, so I'm going to chop it down to 42 inches.

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Re: Sports
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2021, 09:17:34 pm »
Greetings - I am new to this site and 2 months into my hormone journey. I figure this will be my last summer playing golf as I still present in guy mode.  Woman’s tees next year :-)

My question is ~ how has transition and body changes effected you?  Yes, I know there is a loss of strength; how significant?  I imagine breasts will change the way I play golf 

Also, I swim laps a lot. Again, I know a bathing suit change will be needed as I go am going from moobs to boobs as the shape change will give it away, but how different is it to swim as a woman? 

In fact, overall physical activity from yard work to life in general ~ I am so so excited to start to present as a woman and all that goes with it, albeit I have to wait 3-6 more months depending how quickly i develop

I look forward to your responses and experiences as I move closer to mine.

Thank you!
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    Please know that I am not trying to hijack your post and your questions and concerns but first I wish to Officially Welcome YOU to Susan's Place.
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Re: Sports
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2021, 09:21:59 pm »
@Alongroad
Dear Alongroad
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If you feel so inclined please feel free to stop by the Introductions Forum to tell more members about yourself!
 
With more exposure to more members here you will be able to get more responses to your questions and concerns.
Wishing your well as you continue to be involved in the forums.

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Re: Sports
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2021, 05:14:10 am »
Professional golfer discusses set up your swing and what bra to wear.


I do a lot of squatting when I tend my flowering shrubs, so I'm taking the time to get my legs heavily involved in my swing to generate power.

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Re: Sports
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2021, 07:33:30 am »
Good morning Alongroad,

I am a scuba diver and I spend a lot of time in the water at my favorite local beach. Since boobs are a bit lighter than water, they have a small amount of buoyancy that is only noticeable if you have larger breasts. Today, my breasts are much larger and the only thing I notice is that I need a few extra pounds of weight when scuba diving.

When I was first transitioning, I wore a surfer's rash guard top. This is just a nylon lycra t-shirt to keep covered and it also flattened my chest. I wore this for about a year or two. Only after my GCS, did I notice a real change in my swimming. This was not so much any change in swimming performance, but just the sensations of the water flowing past my post op groin was definitely an amazing gender confirming experience.





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Re: Sports
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2021, 09:06:45 pm »
Tennis player here - the two main effects that I have noticed:

(1) I definitely lost some shoulder strength. That happened gradually over 12-18 months. That being said, I can still lift decently heavy things; however...

(2) I seriously lost endurance to do strenuous anaerobic exercises continuously. This hasn't effected my tennis game that much, but it has affected other activities. Just a few months into HRT when I was moving some heavy boxes and furniture, I got very winded like I had never felt before and I needed to take a break after just 7-8 minutes of lifting stuff. I can still do aerobic exercises fine, but I need lots more breaks now for anaerobic activities.

The loss of shoulder strength especially affected my tennis serve and my throwing ability, and I have started to do some exercises to regain some strength in my throwing shoulder. It's working, but I don't think I'm ever going to get back to where I was.

I am a high-handicap golfer but I haven't headed out to the driving range yet post-transition. That being said, getting used to boobs during the backswing is something I know is going to feel a little weird. I have seen some videos where slight adjustments may need to be made especially with the position of the elbows in the setup and backswing.

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Re: Sports
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 12:19:54 am »
I can't offer any first hand experience since I am not on HRT yet, but on the topic of reduction of speed / output caused by HRT I would like to suggest to google Joanna Harper. She is one of the few folks out there who has collected scientific data on this subject based primarily on running, but she also has data from other sports. And she has written extensively about this subject. Based on that it would be safe to assume that your swimming lap times will drop by about 10-12%. No idea how HRT will affect your golfing, but I can imagine that the reduction in muscle mass typically observed during HRT will also impact how far you can hit the ball from the tee.

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Re: Sports
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 09:14:54 am »
Thanks for the tips, advice and experiences.  Interesting to hear boobs float more. Also, how the legs adjust and what is needed there as well as endurance. I will gladly take a % reduction in strength, loss of yardage in golf and on and on to even have the smallest breast and nipple development, even if it’s only me who knows it and feels it

Also, looking forward to reading up on Joanna Harper and he perspective.

Thanks you all again

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