STOP Relying On The Mirror. START Taking Progress Pictures!

Yesterday, I spent most of the afternoon organising my progress pictures. (I have over 1000 progress pictures)! While organising them, I stumbled upon a progress picture from April 2011: April 2011 GOAL PHYSIQUE   This picture brought back memories from the early phases of my skinny-fat transformation. At the time, I had been training for a bit over 1 […]

How to Deal With Negative People

Prior to starting my skinny-fat transformation, I was so pumped about discovering bodybuilding, that I immediately told my parents about my goal of getting ripped. My parents told me that I shouldn’t “waste” my time on building muscle at the gym, since I don’t have the genetics for it. When I asked my mom to buy more […]

The Price You Pay to Get a 6-Pack If You’re Skinny-Fat

I often talk about getting lean as the first step in your Skinny-Fat Transformation. Unfortunately, a lot of guys confuse getting lean with getting a fully visible 6-pack without flexing. There’s a huge difference. When I talk about getting lean, I mean around 12% body-fat. In my case, I have a pinch on my love handles, […]

6 Tips to Build Big Arms

When someone asks you to flex, you don’t flex your legs or your back. You flex your ARMS. Arms make your physique look complete. Without big arms, you don’t look like you lift weights. As a skinny-fat teenager I was always self-conscious about the size of my arms. When I flexed my biceps, nothing would happen. I […]

How to Gain Muscle While Staying Lean

This article was inspired by a blog post at Danger & Play: How I Train. “Oskar, what training routine and diet do you follow?” This has been a difficult question to answer, since I don’t follow a traditional diet and training routine. I don’t count calories and I don’t weigh my food. I don’t go into the […]

How Much Muscle Can You Gain In 1 Year?

You want to gain 30 pounds of muscle in your first year of training? If you’re skinny-fat, forget about it! When I started training, I thought I would gain 20-30 pounds of muscle in my first year of training without adding any body fat. That’s at least the idea I got from reading countless bodybuilding forums, transformation […]

1 Year of Skinny-Fat Transformations (Happy Birthday!)

Today I am proud to announce the one year birthday of Skinny-Fat Transformation! In this year I have published 40 articles and a free 35-page eBook for all you readers. For you it takes 5-10 minutes to read each article, but for me, there are several days (or weeks) of hard work behind each article. I spend […]

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 […]

The Biggest Fat Loss Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

In 2011/2012 I went from a fat 235 lbs to a lean 177 lbs. I made a lot of mistakes on my 18 month fat loss journey, but I still managed to get rid of that chub and get lean for the first time in my life. Today, I weigh close to 190 lbs and […]

Nature vs. Nurture: How Genetics Affect the Outcome of Your Hard Work

One guy has naturally wide shoulders and gains strength fairly easily as long as he goes to the gym regurarly. He start with a shoulder press of 70 lbs for 5 reps. This guy is the kind of guy who is naturally athletic. Another guy has narrow shoulders and is a hardgainer when it comes […]