A few years ago I browsed a fitness forum and I came across the term If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM). For those of you who are unaware, macros (macronutrients) are composed of fat, protein and carbs. The argument goes that each of the macros has a function, therefore hitting the right amount of … [Read more...] about Why “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM) Doesn’t Work (Fat Loss Lesson 5/10)
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is: "Hey Oskar, I'm skinny-fat and I want to lose fat. How much cardio should I do to lose the fat, and what type of cardio is best?" The answer to that question is NONE. You don't need to do cardio to shred fat when you're a skinny-fat … [Read more...] about When To Implement Cardio For Fat Loss
My first attempt at losing fat involved doing endless running on the treadmill and eating a low-fat diet. Needless to say, this attempt failed. I would work my ass off only to see a 2-3 pound weight loss in 1 month. I would then lose motivation, give up and re-gain all the lost weight in a … [Read more...] about Muscle Burns Fat
You've been on a strict diet and you did a lot of cardio, and you lost a bit of fat, but not as much as you would like to. You still have love handles, and you don't look like you workout. You're feeling lethargic and irritable. Then, all of a sudden, your fat loss stops and you wonder how … [Read more...] about Feel Grumpy? Eat More.
Foods can make you ripped because food is fuel. When you put the right fuel in your body, you will: Shred fat effortlessly since you won't be hungry all the time. Feel better and thereby have more energy to train hard. Have less bloating which makes your waist look more flat throughout … [Read more...] about Foods That Make You Ripped and Healthy
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 … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Skinny-Fat Genetics and Insights On The Personal Training Industry
My own diet philosophy is based on simplicity. I never wanted to count calories and macros (protein, carbs and fat) because to me it's "obsessive behavior". Counting calories and macros takes the fun out of eating and makes the whole process feel "robotic". Despite never counting my … [Read more...] about Should You Count Calories To Lose Weight?
Note: Mike Joplin has sadly passed away on 29 November 2017 at age 72. (Full details here). I'm sending my condolences to his family and loved ones. In the mid 1960's a young US NAVY medic named Mike Joplin was stationed in Puerto Rico (Roosevelt Roads: aka - Roosey Roads). Like most young … [Read more...] about 50 Years of Pull Ups: A Story About Mike Joplin