– 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. Ahhh Fitness… This concept and I are not really good friends xD

  2. can i live with yoU


  3. ♥️♥️♥️Pleasee as someone with an eating disorder who is also vegan I would really find it helpful if you made a video of what you eat in a day

  4. great advice. i dont have the link but i can find it, but i remember reading an article that said if you want to gain muscle, its better if you do 3-6 reps because any more than that will produce lactic acid.

  5. also, can you make a video on your workout routine?

  6. Omg i didn't know you were vegan ! That's so cool! I'm actually trying to transition to veganism!! 😀😀

  7. boi u look glowier and happier 😀

  8. Yes, we are interested in your daily nutrition video please, even the two week switch off between lean & bulking would be appreciated too!

  9. You're so beautiful and handsome and this was super helpful! Thank you! 💕💕

  10. I'll love another video explaining what you do/how you eat during cutting and bulking since I always find that tricky to go from eating just the amount you need to way more, any tips and suggestions would be great 🙂

  11. does your school have a gym you can maybe use for free since you’re a student there?

  12. Chella ilysm😄❤️❤️


  14. You've inspired me so much, thank you!! 💓💓

  15. Finally I can stop being fat 😂

  16. i’m so happy to see that you’ve got so so far and you’re now way comfortable with your body, chella!!!

  17. Chella!! I’ve been searching for good videos on this topic. also, thank you for inspiring me 🙂

  18. This is such a great video. I’ve been on T for 2 weeks and I had no idea how to start working out but this helped me a lot!! I live in New York as well. I love your top surgery results! Who was your surgeon? Also, I’m here for a “what I eat in a day” video

  19. Hi chella!
    I am a pre t trans boy who hasn't even come out but whatching your videos kinda help me get strength and happiness. Also I have been considering the idea of becoming vegan but I am still in a kinda confused situation! Can you please make a video about the subject or let us see what you eat in a day we are so curious!
    Thank you for inspiring me with your art and yourself,

  20. pleasee do a what i eat in a day vid!

  21. thank you so much for the video chella, and also for the daily inspiration you give me as a trans non-binary person! i've started working out recently with weights and this video has given me a bunch more ideas!! i'd also be 100% interested in a diet video 🙂 thank you once again X

  22. You should try CrossFit! It's really fun. 😁 I'm also vegan by the way. 😊


  24. Check out "food choices" and "forks over knives" as well if you're interested in a plant based diet !

  25. Boii you look good Af keep going you’re living N amazing life style and i wish u the best

  26. Do you have a speech impediment? Xx

  27. you look amazing ❤😄

  28. Do vlogs

  29. This is so helpful! Thank you so much!

  30. you are getting more handsome boy every day love you keep working out i will like to know what do you eat

  31. I'd love to hear about what you eat in a day! I know vegan diets should have lots of protein, and I'm trying to start incorporating vegan meals into my diet little by little, but I'm having a hard time feeling full after meal-time.

  32. vegans unite! so glad to hear i have fellow vegan artist friends on here. xx

  33. So handsome Chella ❤️❤️ you’re gf got herself a gem.

  34. This is great! Also peep the awesome vegan documentary shoutouts! Nice!

  35. I would love a video about your diet 🙂

  36. I really wanna see a what I eat in a day! just turned my post notifs on for whenever that comes out and all your other vids 🙂

  37. Omg why are you so beautiful?! 😍😍😭😭😭❤️

  38. do a video on what you eat! my diet is not healthy and I would love to see what you eat!

  39. Why I am always so grateful to receive information from this wonderful and beautiful person <3

  40. This is gonna be so helpful to so many people.

  41. You have the most beautiful eyes EVER!!!! Keep up chasing your dreams Chella! Love ya!

  42. Can this work on my fat ass low stamina body :'(

  43. Can't wait to start my journey! I have weights but I'm too scared to start until I'm on T lol

  44. yoo i've been needing a new upper body workout that i can do w my dunbells……honestly you're my fitspo (even though i'm not on t yet) thanks my guy

  45. u look c'hella' good 💖


  47. iM DEAD

  48. I love youuuuuuuuuuu

  49. Please a what i eat in a day video!!

  50. i'd love to see a video on your diet! Also thank you so much on your recent article! It was rlly helpful!

  51. I can't believe that someone would click the dislike button on your videos. You're an amazing person with such a great story…

  52. I didn’t know you were vegan!! I love it

  53. Always interested in what you have to say and create ✨

  54. I've been thinking to go in T for years now almost 5 years but the whole genitalia thing really throws me away, the clitoris growth and all, do u have (or anybody for that matter) any advice in how to feel okay with your body changing so much in so little time? It drives me insane the fact that my body face skin and everything I'm used to will change drastically

  55. Awe chella you should definitely do what you eat in a day I'm thinking of going plant based for my health and I'd love to see someone I look up to

  56. I've always thought that gym gives you discipline, but you are so right!! Thanks for inspiring us

  57. 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!

  58. 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?

  59. it’d be awesome to see a what i eat in a day video from you, you should totally do it!

  60. 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~

  61. Looking good Chella

  62. 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! 🙂

  63. yes

  64. Both b healthy wishes and good vibes ur way bye

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

  66. You should for sure do a "what i eat" video

  67. 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 🙂

  68. Could you make a vid about some nice vegan recipes?? 🙏🏾

  69. you are so, so amazing and you inspire me a lot!! thanks so much 💖💖💖

  70. I hate being a girl 😭😭😭I wish I was a boy

  71. Your eyes are beautiful

  72. this is really inspirational

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

  74. is the testosterone still changing your voice? Can you decide to stop that or it all comes together?


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

  77. 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.

  78. I've been binge watching this channel for the past hour!!!😄 thank God for the recommended section!!!

  79. Can we all take a moment to appreciate Chella's growing jaw line. Like damn it's SHARP!

  80. yessss veganism is where its @ hunnyyyy

  81. legit training on roids

  82. 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.

  83. I have nothing to say except 1) I'm gonna go on a run rn and 2) you're a wonderful person, chella!

  84. Please do a “what I eat in a day” video! I’m vegan too!

  85. 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.

  86. Thank you!

  87. VEGAN YES!

  88. Very, very, very, very helpful

  89. He looks hot omg

  90. Thank you, Chella ❤

  91. 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 💚

  92. I'd love to see what you eat in a day!! Very informative, thank you!

  93. 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

  94. I got to save this for the future! Please never delete this video is very informative.

  95. Do some push-ups, pull-ups and dips.
    Way more effective

  96. Thank you!! 🙂 🙂

  97. Thankyou for this amazing video!!!! I was hoping you would make one like this!!!!

  98. Can you do a video talking about your experience getting into modeling whilst transitioning?💕 Love you, take care!

  99. What was the list of arm workouts he did in he viddd

  100. 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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