When I was 17 years old I started training. I was a tall and lanky skinny-fat guy with man boobs. My number 1 goal was to achieve a lean and muscular body (so I can improve my confidence, social life and get a girlfriend). The first training program I came across was Starting Strength by Mark … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Do Starting Strength As A Beginner
My name is Oskar Faarkrog, I'm a certified personal trainer from the International Sports Sciences Association and the founder of SKINNY-FAT TRANSFORMATION which has 100,000 monthly readers. Growing up, I used to be skinny-fat with low testosterone levels and puffy nipples. I wanted to change … [Read more...] about The 2 Phases of a Skinny-Fat Transformation [FOR MEN]
This month marks almost 8 years of training for me. Below you can see a picture of one of my worst physical conditions vs. my peak condition in 2017: Those 8 years of training have consisted of mixed feelings, mixed results and countless times where I was about to give up. Just like … [Read more...] about From Skinny-Fat to Fit In 2018 – Is It Possible?
When I started training at age 17, I was a tall and lanky skinny-fat guy with terrible starting strength levels. At 6'2" height and 200 pounds of bodyweight, I remember attempting my first shoulder press. I started out with an empty olympic barbell (45 pounds) and to my surprise I couldn't do … [Read more...] about 28 Skinny-Fat Training and Diet Myths Exposed
A lot of people make the mistake to join a personal fitness coaching program with the idea that they have to impress their coach. This means that when they have a good training and diet streak, they do their weekly progress check-ins. Once they have a bad week or two, they stop reporting on their … [Read more...] about The Real Value of Online Personal Coaching (It’s not the Training Program or Diet)
Recently, a young guy named Harshit Godha emailed me to join my 1 year physique transformation program. He wanted to build a summer body like the one pictured below, in just 50 days. After making a comprehensive assessment of Harshit Godha's physique, I told him that it will take about 6 … [Read more...] about They Didn’t Think I Could Get A Summer Body, But I Did! (Indian Skinny-Fat Success Story)
I often get emails from guys who have wide hip bones and narrow shoulders. They ask me if they will ever be able to build a V-tapered physique, or if they won't make it because of their natural proportions. I can relate to that problem and now I'll give you my answer: YES, you can build a … [Read more...] about Can You Build A V-Tapered Physique – When Your Starting Proportions Are Terrible?
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 … [Read more...] about Bodyweight Training for the Skinny-Fat Guy