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

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 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 […]

68 Days of Massive Upper Body Muscle Gains

The table above shows the bulk progress I’ve made over the past 2 months. The most important upper body muscle gain can be seen in my chest measurement which increased by almost 4 inches. And here are my current pictures (taken in different lightings so you can get a “real” perspective): End of 2 Month Bulk (December […]

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 […]

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 […]