Strength & Fitness

World Record Power Lifter Is Now “Transgender/Genderfluid” Janae Marie Krok

screen-shot-2015-07-28-at-8-46-07-amMeet Janae Marie Krok, previously known as world record holder and world champion power lifter Matt Kroczaleski.

Yesterday, Outsports reported that the human titan has announced on her Instagram account that she’s a “transgender/genderfluid Alpha male/girly girl Lesbian in a male body.”

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Best known in the bodybuilding world for creating the “Kroc row” back workout, the bodybuilder recently wrote a statement to the muscly site Gymflow100:

Being a total alpha male and transgender definitely makes me unique even in the transgender community… Gender identity and personality tests that I have taken in an effort to figure myself out always indicate that I am both hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine. Exactly what I need to do to be at peace with myself is something I am still not 100% certain of. Transitioning is a very difficult process and even tougher at an older age (I’m 42.)…DxBIzgI

And living as a transgender woman that is honest about her situation is very difficult and can be dangerous. I am a very realistic person and I don’t think the transitioning will magically solve all of my issues without creating new challenges. Whatever path I choose, there will be sacrifices made.

You can read Krok’s entire statement here, and Gymflow provides highlights of her power lifting career and charts her journey in the video below: