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
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 … [Read more...] about 68 Days of Massive Upper Body Muscle Gains
Do you want want to look great naked, feel good about yourself and attract positive attention to your body? I bet you do. If you're anything like me and most other people, you have an ideal physique in your mind. My image of an ideal physique is similar to that of the classical bodybuilder … [Read more...] about Defining Aesthetics: What Exactly Is The Perfect Physique?
Consistency is a steadfast adherence to the same principles. It essentially means that you can stick to a training routine. Have you ever stuck to a training routine for at least 2 months without skipping any training sessions? If you can't answer yes to this question, you are … [Read more...] about Staying Consistent Trumps The Perfect Training Routine
In June 2013 I released my first transformation video on YouTube. The video received a great response, and was responsible for getting some of the first visitors to my website. Today, the video has over 60,000 views, 174 comments and 96% likes. However, I've come a long way since the … [Read more...] about My 4 Year Skinny-Fat Transformation
Yesterday, I spent most of the afternoon organising my progress pictures. (I have over 1000 progress pictures)! While organising them, I stumbled upon a progress picture from April 2011: April 2011 GOAL PHYSIQUE This picture brought back memories from the early phases of my skinny-fat … [Read more...] about STOP Relying On The Mirror. START Taking Progress Pictures!
This article was inspired by a blog post at Danger & Play: How I Train. "Oskar, what training routine and diet do you follow?" This has been a difficult question to answer, since I don't follow a traditional diet and training routine. I don't count calories and I don't weigh my … [Read more...] about How to Gain Muscle While Staying Lean
Today I am proud to announce the one year birthday of Skinny-Fat Transformation! In this year I have published 40 articles and a free 35-page eBook for all you readers. For you it takes 5-10 minutes to read each article, but for me, there are several days (or weeks) of hard work behind each … [Read more...] about 1 Year of Skinny-Fat Transformations (Happy Birthday!)