Transgender athletes debate

One of the more contentious debates that I see are those about allowing “male to female” transgender to compete in female divisions.

What I find astonishing is that are are some who have very loud voices who honestly do not understand what a statistical advantage biological males have.

Let’s look at weight lifting.

This female lifter is Olympic caliber and she recently clean and jerked 300+ lb in practice. Yes, that is stronger than the vast majority of gym-bros and would be respectable for, say, a D3 lineman.

Pretty impressive! But look at how a top male weightlifter handles that amount of weight:

Yes, I know, more than most, how heavy that is: (handles are 4 inches higher than a neutral grip; some trap bars have 8 inch handles). I busted my gut to get this to my waist.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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