The International Association of Trans Bodybuilders and Powerlifters: An Interview with Bucky Motter
I wanted to continue to provide a place where people across the transgender spectrum could compete. I knew I had what it took to continue the work.
This week I am excited to share an interview with Bucky Motter, Executive Director and Treasurer of the International Association of Trans Bodybuilders and Powerlifters, a USA-based organisation for physique and strength competitors on the transgender and non-binary spectrum.
Since 2014, they have been running a yearly bodybuilding competition in Atlanta. Recently, they have also added a powerlifting meet for transgender and non-binary athletes to the same event.
Bucky and I touch upon the following topics:
If you are a trans competitor or aspiring competitor, this is your one-stop shop article for everything bodybuilding and powerlifting!
Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility.
The end of January marked my fifth month working at a commercial gym. Having had the opportunity to talk to a variety of people, I have also had the chance to discover what confuses them about exercise and nutrition.
The problem is the amount of conflicting information in the media, on social media platforms, or packaged as books and newspaper articles by so-called “experts” who have some sort of self-interested agenda.
Bombarded with contrasting messages like “Sugar addiction will kill you”, “Fat is bad”, and “Carbs are the devil”, how are you supposed to know what to do?
This article is a small collection of honest messages about training and nutrition designed to help you make sense of the madness.
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