10 Simple Tips to Lose Fat Without Starving Yourself

One of the biggest mistakes I did in my 4 years of training was bulking before I got lean. If you’re skinny-fat, the first thing on your to do list should be to lose fat, not bulk up to look like a teddybear. In this article I will share 10 simple fat loss tips that […]

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 […]

Ignore Sunk Costs to Lose Fat

Recently I’ve been attending a course called Decision Making and Risk Management at business school, and it’s one of the only useful courses I’ve had so far in 2 years. The most important thing I’ve learned in this course is that many of the bad decisions you make are based on emotion rather than logic. […]

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). […]

Are You Eating Enough Carbs?

In the 90’s it was all about low fat diets. Then it was all about going low carb to lose fat. I tried both approaches and they didn’t get me the results I wanted. In the beginning of my training I followed the low fat approach because I thought fats are “bad”. My testosterone levels […]

4 Reasons to Train Alone

In my recent article I explained the benefits of training on a competitive sports team. However, after reading the book Convict Conditioning by Paul Wade, I found a great quote at the end about training alone: Find some space where you can be alone—or at least not disturbed—and get your workout done. Most people now […]

10 Lessons I Learned as a Male Cheerleader

As some of you know I’ve been a male cheerleader for a great part of my training, and I have to say that training in a group setting has been very beneficial to me even though I prefer to train alone. During my time in cheerleading I was coached by some very experienced people, including […]

Time Under Tension to Bring Up Lacking Muscle Groups

Recently, a reader asked me to write an article about “how fast”  I perform my repetitions when I train. I promised him to get this done, so here it is. First of all, I will refer to the tempo of repetitions as Time Under Tension since that’s usually the term used for this purpose. Time […]

Skinny-Fat Beginner: Part 4

I’ve been on a 1 month vacation to visit my girlfriend in the US so I’ve been slow at completing this series, however I think this final part of the series will be very useful for many of you guys. As you can see in the picture below, I lost my abs during my stay […]

Skinny-Fat Beginner: Part 3

Hello Friends, After reading Skinny-Fat Beginner part 1 and 2 you should have decided on 2 crucial factors to start your transformation: The structure of your training routine The focus, whether that is gaining muscle or losing fat Assuming you have those factors in order I want you to develop a simple routine. This routine […]