In today’s section of Competitors Profiles, we’d like to introduce you to Rese. He competed in our second bodybuilding competition in 2015.
My name is rese weaver, I'm 23 years of age. I love cooking and lifting heavy weights. I’m an activist not only in the LGBT community but also for the Black Lives Matter movement. I’m currently studying to get my certification to be a personal trainer.
When i started my hormone replacement therapy, I wanted to look like the guys on the cover of the magazines, so since my friend had been begging to take me to the gym, I took him up on his offer and I became hooked.
Lots of protein and not to many carbs. And I just do deadlifts, squats, bench press and cardio twice a week.
I heard about it through the first year’s competitors. I competed to motivate people who don’t have top surgery and have sort of a female shape because I think that it’s okay to be different. To be proud work with what you have, embrace being different.
I had to tell myself that I am perfect and worth all the sweat hard work I am putting in.
It’s amazing and it gives us an outlet to compete against others who are like us.
I’d like to see it get bigger and better.
I don’t relate it to my identity. I lift weights for the challenge and the rush. It helps me stay sane.
We have come far just a couple a years ago there was no where you can go and compete with transgender individuals and for how far we have to go, the sky's the limit.