– Good morning, everyone. I am here to talk to you all about fitness on testosterone. Growing up, I always dreamed of getting this extremely fit masculine body, but I knew it was so
far out of reach for me. Before testosterone, I would work out but I never quite saw
the masculine results that I was looking for, so
now to be able to work out and see my body change how
I’ve always imagined it, I’m never going to take that for granted. Anyway, fitness on testosterone. Personal trainers are extremely expensive, at least in New York that I can tell. So all of the information
that I’m about to present you, I have basically accumulated
through researching myself. Throughout all of my researching, I have found three main consistent things. The first thing, and probably
the hardest, consistency. The second is diet. Diet is just as important
as actually working out. And the third is balance. First consistency. If you start working out,
you have to stick with it. You can’t just workout one
time, it takes months to years to see results and to keep those results. Most people tend to spend time worrying about going to the gym instead of actually just picking up and going. The worst part is worrying about the fact that you have to do it
instead of actually doing it, and when you do do it, it’s not that bad. So instead of spending that time thinking, oh it’s gonna be hard, I’m
gonna have to push myself. Just push all of that outta
your mind and just go, just go. Personally, I just kick off my
morning with going to the gym and just get it out of my way so then I have the rest of the day. My workouts can be from
20 minutes, 10 minutes, to an hour so I’ve been
loving it and going there. But up until about a week ago, I was just working out at home. All I was really doing was
using a set of dumbbells that were pretty heavy for
me and I was doing eight reps of different arm workouts in four sets. So I will explain to you what that means. A rep is how many times you lift it, and a set is when you
finish doing eight of those, that is one set. So I will show each motion that I do, and just do those
motions eight times each. Then you would switch to this. And so on, and then once you completed
eight repetitions, that would be one set. And then keep doing that four more times. And if you want to push yourself more, add some more sets in there. Now diet, you can make all of
the muscle gains that you want but it doesn’t really matter if it’s covered in a layer of fat. To become more lean, you
have to burn that fat through cardio and/or eating right. For my cardio, I shift between running and doing the elliptical. I probably do 30 minutes of
running or the elliptical twice a week, and then the
other days I do weights, leaving one or two days to rest. For my diet, I am vegan and
only eat plant-based foods. If you’re wondering
where I get my protein, you have been misinformed and
I suggest that you check out the following documentaries
to answer your question. Cowspiracy on Netflix and What the Health also on Netflix. Let me know in the comments
if you’re interested in seeing a video on what I eat in a day for other nutrition information. Lastly, balance. I mentioned this a bit before,
but you definitely can’t just do all cardio or all weights. A lot of people call the
difference cutting and bulking. Bulking is when you eat more calories to be able to gain more muscle. Cutting is when you eat less
calories to become more lean. Switching up between the
two maybe every two weeks seems to be what most
people do, it’s what I do. That way you’re able to
maintain the weight you’re on and gain muscle but lose
fat at the same time. Now depending on the results you want, you can shift between cutting and bulking whether you want to
lose fat or gain muscle. Working out also helps my
seasonal depression massively. Overall that’s about it and I hope that this information helped you. Let me know any more
questions you may have. Good luck guys, I hope it’s beautiful where you guys are too.


  1. You should make more fitness videos! I have recently found a love for fitness. I am a transgender male. I'm about to start testosterone! I feel very accomplished today. While doing my chest and biceps today, I did over fifty weighted push-ups(over 20 standard push ups, 15 decline push-ups, 20 incline push-ups). When I first started, I could do about two push ups with poor form. My arms have gotten noticeably bigger too!

  2. hey chella how did you deal with dysphoria before top surgery, at the gym?
    also, could you made a seperate video on the link between despressiona and diet/workout?

  3. I've been doing basic bodyweight workouts at home for about a month or two, and I haven't been getting the results I wanted. After seeing this video I'll probably get into doing cardio as well! Rn im pre T and 17, but I'll be turning 18 and starting T next month. I hope that this will allow me to have more autonomy over my body and diet, I might even be able to afford going to go to the gym to get the results I'm looking for. I've been slightly overweight most of my life and it's always caused me to have issues with body image even before I knew I was trans, i really hope in the future I can be happy and finally become the person I've always wanted to be.
    Thank you for sharing Chella! You're one of my biggest inspirations~

  4. You are such a intelligently colorful human being, Chella Man. so glad to see another deaf person on YouTube. cheers to your workout routine, i’m excited to see you growing more mentally and physically in the future! 🙂

  5. yay!! a fellow vegan!! you’re truly an amazing and inspiring person. i admire your work and i hope you continue to create! <3

  6. thank you so much for these videos about transitioning. i am a (vegan , lol) trans man going on t in the next three months, and watching all of ur videos about it have made me cry. it makes me so happy to see you so happy and looking incredible, and 2 think that that could be meeee. ps : you and maryv are so sweet 🙂

  7. "Where do you get your protein" gotta be the most annoying question ever. I don't know, ask my perfectly healthy body!

  8. I love I love I love I luvvvvv you. Thank you. Show more art if you can. How do you get over creative blocks?

  9. You should work on your form. Maybe start with plates instead of dumbbells? I suggest you start with lighter weights until you get the form down, or you're gonna end up hurting your joints.
    I'm no professional, but I've been lifting under supervision for 2 years, and lifting 8 years in total. 2:21 for this lat' raise, you want to either be bent over more with your back parallel to the floor, and arms slightly bent or stand straight up and raise it lateral to your body, thats why its called a "lat" raise; that form would be correct if you were using an incline bench which would support you from the front without any stress on your shoulders or lower back. 2:24 same thing…you're doing the same arm motions, but your standing up straight, you need to raise it lateral to your body; that arm motion would be correct if you were bent over with your back parallel to the floor. 2:34 when you're doing reverse curls its better to do one set/one arm at a time so you can focus; as you can see, your body is rocking. I personally prefer an incline bench or flat bench when I do reverse curls just because thats how I learned, and its easier to isolate the triceps when your using a flat bench with your back parallel to the floor and elbows tucked in.

  10. I really want to switch to being vegan. I’m really over weight actually. And really want to strive to atleast a lean body. Especially my stomach and thighs to be smaller.

  11. The part about actually only thinking of going to the gym instead of actually exercise is sooo true. Every time it’s time for gym day I just drag throughout the day and sometimes end up not going at all. Damn.

  12. just because I want to help you out I have a little advice…I’m a fellow vegan and i’m also a huge gym rat and I have gained a lot of knowledge lately about doing the two simultaneously! while it is totally possible to make great gains on a vegan diet, you do 100% have to be conscious if ur eating enough protein. Plant based foods can totally give you the protein you need to gain muscle but you usually need a larger quantity to reach that amount of protein you need. You need about 0.8 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight if ur an active individual or else it is harder for your body to build the muscle it is capable of building. (reaching that number though i’m gonna be honest is pretty difficult, but possible to do on a plant based diet… it’s just A LOT OF FOOD)
    I find seitan has so much protein per serving and helps a lot to get to the number of grams i need. Also vegan protein shakes when needed!
    counting my macros and making sure I was getting my protein in definitely helped me build muscle. sorry if this was a whole long rant about stuff you already knew lol I just wanted to help out just incase you didn’t ☺️☺️ much love 💚

  13. Can you do some workout where youll gain alot of muscles and youll look like your so masculine. Like that. I think it looks good on you

  14. I remember seeing you on ig before I realized I was trans too and I think it was one of those things that really helped me to finally do that and now I found you again just after getting into that hopeless state when I just don't believe I'll ever see results I want, so in conclusion= thank you angel TT

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