Jul, 15, 2010
The Skinny Fat Bastard Solution
After the article I wrote last week entitled The Skinny Bastard Solution, I received a few emails from a bunch of guys who were inspired and wanted some additional help with their training and diet.
But after a couple emails back and forth, and after looking at some pics they sent, I noticed something that I think it’s important to clarify.
If you USED to be a skinny guy, and you USED to have a hard time building muscle, and no matter what you ate you USED to never gain bodyfat, but now, in your late twenties or early thirties, you find yourself STILL having a tough time building muscle but you NOW have a little belly and some love handles… then you’re now a Skinny Fat Bastard.
And the Skinny Fat Bastard Solution is different from The Skinny Bastard Solution.
The training program doesn’t need much changing, but the diet definitely needs to be different.
Once you’ve gained a belly and love handles, your insulin sensitivity is reduced, forcing your body to secrete more insulin to handle sharp rises in blood sugar than the Skinny Bastards.
As a Skinny Bastard, you can pretty much eat anything and not gain any weight, but once you’ve gained some body fat, you can’t just plow back the calories in effort to gain muscle without also increasing your body fat.
If you’re a Skinny Fat Bastard, you’ll have to target your calories more closely to the meals before and after your weight training, and you’ll have to avoid eating until you’re stuffed, as well as making sure you limit your starches to mornings, and meals before and after your weights.
As a Skinny Fat Bastard, if you decide to follow the Skinny Bastard Solution, while you’ll definitely build some muscle, you’re also likely to gain as much or more body fat as muscle.
If you’re unsure of which category you fit into, fire me off an email with a short description of how you find your metabolism, a little about your training history, and a pic of yourself wearing shorts and no shirt, or for you girls with sports bra and tight-ish shorts and I’ll respond to each of you individually and help you know where you are.
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