There’s often a lot of confusion surrounding how you should train if you are skinny-fat (high percentage of body fat and low amount of muscle mass) . Because you need to both build muscle AND lose body fat, it can be tricky to determine what to prioritize. Although many different approaches can be successful, but
I decided to mix up my training by incorporating some isometronics, which is a method that combines maximal isometric holds and isotonic contractions. Although not commonly used, it is actually a very old-school training method. I was first made aware of it through Charles Poliquin, who had picked it up from one of Anthony Ditillo’s
Interval sprint training is my favorite method for building endurance that is time efficient and doesn’t beat up the joints. As an added bonus, sprints like these are a great form of stress relief, especially when you focus on controlling your breath. You can do them on your own, but unless you are an absolute machine
Here’s a clip of Vicky and I getting in a workout during our travels in Peru. We were in Ollantaytambo at the time which is 9,160 ft above sea level, so my lung capacity was definitely being challenged! We each only did three exercises (I did pullups, ring dips and sprints, and Vicky did push
Here is a basic yet challenging workout for the lower body and abs. The front squat -> back squat drop set allows you to use a moderately heavy weight for more reps than you would be able to front squat alone, which will increase the overload on the quad muscles. Start conservatively with the weight
Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to round your lower back. “Lift with you legs, not your back.” “Keep a flat back.” “Spinal flexion is BAD.” In an industry that is very divided in regards to training theory, “not rounding the back” is one idea that is widely accepted among personal trainers and strength coaches.
To add strength and mass to the chest, back, shoulders, and arms, you first want to master the basic free-weight exercises that will provide the foundation to your program. Incorporating dumbbell and barbell presses, rows, pull-ups, dips, biceps curls, triceps extensions, and rotator cuff exercises will give you well-rounded development to the upper body. I
The snatch and clean & jerk, as well as their variations (snatch pulls, clean pulls, from the hang, from blocks, from a deficit, power variations) are great exercises to develop strength, power, and muscle mass in the legs, entire back musculature, and shoulders. With a little creativity, you can develop weightlifting complexes that suit your specific