12 Lessons for the Skinny-Fat Sufferer

I got this email today: “I’m skinny fat and have a lot of this excess skin any help to start on my transformation. I did read all of your articles just don’t know where to get a head start.” From 27 May 2013 to 31 December 2013 I have written 31 articles and 1 eBook […]

Simplify Fitness to Achieve Maximum Results

Fitness can often appear complicated. There are so many variables that people think will give them their dream physique faster. For example, hitting each muscle from all possible angles with 10 different exercises, counting macronutrients, weighing meals and so on. Those kind of things only do one thing for you: they make fitness rule your […]

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 Secret Benefit of Getting Lean Before Bulking

When you start your skinny-fat transformation, you have to decide whether you should bulk or cut. If you visit any bodybuilding forum, the majority of people will tell you to bulk first, because if you cut now you will end up looking skinny. This advice is not only ineffective to achieve your fitness goals, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]