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 to … [Read more...] about Nature vs. Nurture: How Genetics Affect the Outcome of Your Hard Work
At the end of 2011 I made the switch to bodyweight training. My first routine consisted of chin ups, diamond push ups and single legged squats. However, after doing diamond push ups for over 8 months my body stopped responding to it, therefore I had to find a way to progress. At the time I … [Read more...] about How to Learn Handstand Push Ups in 6 steps (and a routine)
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 … [Read more...] about Simplify Fitness to Achieve Maximum Results
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 … [Read more...] about 17 Chin-Ups at Age 62 – What’s Your Excuse?
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 … [Read more...] about The Secret Benefit of Getting Lean Before Bulking
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 you can implement TODAY. You … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Tips to Lose Fat Without Starving Yourself
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 lats and shoulders to … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Important Exercises for a Skinny-Fat Guy
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 … [Read more...] about My Experience with Overtraining for 10 Months (the results may surprise you)