Bodyweight Training for the Skinny-Fat Guy

In my experience training over 100 men in my online coaching program, the skinny-fat body-type is BY FAR the hardest to transform and there’s a huge lack of quality training programs for our unique body-type. Being skinny-fat means that you lack muscle tone while being soft around your lower waist. In clothes, a skinny-fat guy looks […]

How to Build the Beach Muscles with Diamond Push Ups

The diamond push ups is one of the staple exercises I use in my bodyweight training program for skinny-fat guys because it trains the beach muscles: chest, triceps and shoulders. In this quick 5 minute read I will cover the following points: Why diamond push ups are superior to regular push ups. How to perform the […]

They Didn’t Think I Could Get A Summer Body, But I Did!

About 3 months ago, a young guy named Harshit emailed me to join my 1 Year Online Transformation Program. He wanted to build a summer body like the one pictured below in 50 days: I told him that it will take about 6 months on my program to achieve that kind of body. (He had […]

50 Years of Pull Ups: A Story About Mike Joplin

In the mid 1960’s a young US NAVY medic named Mike Joplin was stationed in Puerto Rico (Roosevelt Roads: aka – Roosey Roads). Like most young men, he craved the attention of beautiful women, and he got it, but for the wrong reasons. At a mere 155 pounds and at 6’1 height, he was known as […]

How To Get Your First Muscle Up

One day I went to a calisthenics facility near my apartment and met two guys who were doing handstand push ups, muscle ups and levers. I was impressed by their strength, so I chatted them up. They had a calisthenics group here in Copenhagen and invited me for their training sessions. During my first session […]

How to Get Muscular with Calisthenics

In 2013 I made the best gains in my life, and most of them were a result of hard calisthenics. The interesting thing, though, is that I didn’t focus on increasing the reps on the different exercises. Instead, I tried to make the basic calisthenics exercises harder by implementing the following 4 techniques: Reduce momentum and […]

How to Learn Handstand Push Ups in 6 steps (and a routine)

At the end of 2011 I made the switch to bodyweight training. My first routine consisted of chin ups, diamond push ups and single legged squats. However, after doing diamond push ups for over 8 months my body stopped responding to it, therefore I had to find a way to progress. At the time I […]

17 Chin-Ups at Age 62 – What’s Your Excuse?

The picture above shows Skinny-Fat Transformation reader, Ron. He looks proud in that picture, and that’s not without reason. Today, Ron turned 62 years old (happy birthday!), and recently he performed a personal best of 17 chin-ups. That’s a feat most men never accomplish, yet Ron did it at age 62 even though he started […]

The 3 Most Important Exercises for a Skinny-Fat Guy

To become aesthetic the goal should be to get an X-shaped body; strong legs, small waist and wide shoulders. A skinny-fat guy typically has wide hips and waist combined with narrow shoulders. To fight the skinny-fat sufferers natural shape, it’s vital to develop: the back to create the illusion of wide shoulders upper chest to […]

My Experience with Overtraining for 10 Months (the results may surprise you)

Recently a reader emailed me about his success with frequent workouts: Oskar, I don’t know how to thank you ! My progress are slow but continuous. Your two exercises (close-grip chin-ups and the diamond push-ups) are doing the job greatly. In my case the way to follow is HIGH FREQUENCY (EVERYDAY, SOMETIMES MORNING AND AFTERNOON). […]