[FAQ] 8 Week Maximum Size Program

Since releasing my new 8 Week Maximum Size Program last week, I got a lot of questions. I will post the top questions and answers below: Who should start this program? Do you need to be able to do 15 pull ups and 30 diamond push ups first? The training program is versatile and can […]

Skinny-Fat Guys Need To Build More Muscle Mass Than the Average Guy to Stand Out

Most men including myself, build muscle mass in an attempt to make ourselves look more attractive. The truth is that people judge you before they talk to you, therefore looking athletic and muscular is always going to benefit you in a social setting. A large percentage of women are attracted to big muscles and an […]

Why High Volume Training Is The Best Training System For Skinny-Fat Guys

Injury prevention is the most underrated aspect of bodybuilding training because one serious injury can either put you out of training for life. And most importantly: A serious injury will have a very negative effect on the quality of your life. You will go through each day in agonising pain. No muscle gains are worth […]

Why You Shouldn’t do Starting Strength as a Beginner

When I started training in February 2010 I was getting most of my information from the bodybuilding.com forums. The popular advice for a beginner was to do the program ”Starting Strength” by Mark Rippetoe. Therefore, I did a bodybuilding version of Starting Strength called Kethnaab’s Modified Starting Strength Routine. Kethnaab’s variation replaces power cleans with […]

Bodyweight Training for the Skinny-Fat Guy

Being skinny-fat means that you lack upper body muscle mass while having excess body-fat in the lower waist, chest and hips. Compared to other guys, skinny-fat guys gain muscle mass at a much slower rate and we gain fat just by “looking at food”. It’s not uncommon for skinny-fat guys to train for months or […]

How to Build Wide Lats (Introducing the Cobra Lats Training Program)

Throughout all my teenage years I had that pear-shaped look with wide hips and narrow shoulders. My proportions resembled those of my female class mates and my physique made me embarrassed about taking my shirt off. In the meanwhile, most of the guys in my class came from athletic backgrounds and had natural V-taper upper […]

Serge Nubret Pump Training: No Need to Lift Heavy to Gain Muscle

I often see guys at the gym using way more weight than me. Some of them are bigger, but surprisingly, most of them are not. Last time I trained at the gym, I finished my workout with 35lbs barbell curls. In the meanwhile, there was a guy next to me curling double of my weight. That […]

How to Build the Beach Muscles with Diamond Push Ups

Most of you can perform sets of 20+ regular push ups with ease and this makes the push up useless for strength and muscle building, since it’s too easy. 20+ reps will mostly build endurance since the upper body responds best to 8-20 reps for muscle building. In contrast, the diamond push up might be […]

How to Overcome Skinny-Fat Genetics and Insights On The Personal Training Industry

Hello, it’s Oskar here! Today, I want to share a podcast I did with Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes. Alexander is a personal trainer in Hollywood and works for one of the world’s leading bodybuilding coaches John Meadows under John’s brand Mountain Dog Diet. Besides that he’s also a writer for the popular fitness website EliteFTS. In this podcast, […]

How to Progress With High Volume Training (Using Light Weights)

“My problem is that I do not know how to progress with low/moderate weight. Training heavy was attractive because I only had to focus on a few movements, one weight target per movement and the low volume made it easy to monitor.” Question 1: With high volume training, how do you keep track of progressive overload without lugging around […]