Phil Heath Says Trans Bodybuilders Should Have Own League: “I Want Everyone To Live Their Life No Problem”

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Phil Heath believes trans bodybuilders should have a chance to compete in their own division.

Phil Heath is a bodybuilding legend that keeps in tune with the current happenings in the sport. Recently, he was asked about a different topic involving trans bodybuilders. Heath believes that there should be a separate division so trans competitors can compete against one another.

Heath totaled seven Olympia titles over the course of his career. Just like Ronnie and Jay, Phil Heath had an intense rivalry with Kai Greene. In 2020, he stepped on stage for the what seems to be the final time, but has been active in the gym ever since. During the 2020 show, Heath finished third and fans have been waiting for his return ever since. As of now, Heath is tied with Schwarzenegger with seven Olympia victories.

During an interview with Piers Morgan, Heath discussed the possibility of a trans bodybuilding division.

“I think that they should just have their own league. Don’t make it so confusing. I guess for me, I don’t care. Live your life. These are the things I just, I want everybody to live their life, no problem.”

Morgan continued to ask different questions and the bodybuilding legend was prepared.

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Phil Heath Talks Trans Bodybuilding League

Morgan asked whether trans bodybuilding is considered “cheating” in certain ways. Phil Heath believes that competitive nature should come into play.

“I think so but I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to as a competitor. I’m thinking, I’m a very competitive person, right? Well just say, ‘I’m trans. I want to go against trans people.'”


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A regional bodybuilding show called the Roraima Classic spurred plenty of conversation when it introduced a Men’s Wellness division back in February. As of now, there are no plans for this to be added into the IFBB Pro League.

Phil Heath believes there might be benefits to adding this league but it is unknown if it will happen.

“I think maybe we do see that in our lifetime but I think it’s just all fresh. It’s all new. It brings out better conversation but I think even having this discussion has been even beneficial to me because I don’t hear this very often.”

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.