These Transgender Bodybuilders Can Kick Your Ass

by | Nov 15, 2019 | News & Media

When Josey Lynn Davis returned to bodybuilding this year after a 10-year hiatus, there was one big change.

The now 45-year-old had previously competed as a man in the top five in 15 National Physique Committee competitions. In 2017, she came out as a transgender woman.

“I didn’t know what would be said about me, so I was scared,” Davis, who lives near Knoxville, Tenn., tells The Post.

But after a bit of Google searching, she found an organization where she would feel comfortable showing her stuff: the International Association of Trans Bodybuilders and Powerlifters (IATBP), an organization that puts on a competition every October in Atlanta. Not only was Davis the first trans woman to compete, but she also won first place in the women’s bikini division.


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