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You can Google “skinny-fat” and find boatloads of results from a vast expanse of different websites.

But this wasn’t always the case.

because the internet (and Google) didn't exist before 1970 llolooloolll.

but, no, seriously —

When I wrote this for in 2011, there wasn’t much out there for skinny-fat dudes. (if you don't believe me, Google “skinny-fat” and check the dates on the search results.)

It was much more popular when I wrote this for

but it wasn't nearly as popular as it is today. and it's still growing. like a fungus.

You can find information and toilet reading material for days. (learning while pooping > sending  selfies on Snapchat while pooping)


(wait for it)

…most of what you'll find is shit.

Including the things I've created.

yeah, you read that right. there's nothing wrong with your monocle. (i really hope you're wearing a monocle. come to think of it, is a monocle something you actually wear? or is it just something that's just…there? )

Most of the things other people create are shit.

They are lifeless click bait articles ending with empty advice written by people that aren't (or haven't been) skinny-fat.

“Power up with protein!”

“Safeguard your sleep!”

trite advice like this feel good going down, but it never does us any good. (wait, am i talking about tequila?)

Most of the things I made in the past are shit.

Because, when I first started writing about skinny-fat syndrome, I wasn't writing to the right people.

Lemme explain…

  • Eighteen years old: as skinny-fat as they come.
  • Nineteen years old: lanky and skinny as hell.
  • Twenty years old: bulk-cut purgatory.
  • Twenty-one years old: bulk-cut purgatory.
  • Twenty-two years old: bulk-cut purgatory.
  • Twenty-three years old: I THINK I CRACKED THE CODE.
  • Twenty-four years old: I should write about this.

And I did.

But I wrote to a reader on par with my twenty-one-two-three year old self, which is evident in the T-Nation article upon wherein I recommend doing high frequency pull-up training.


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But my eighteen year old self couldn't even do one PUSH-UP let alone one PULL-UP, which is exactly why i tried to hide under the bleachers when we did those fitness tests during gym class.

most people that self-identify with being “skinny-fat” probably can't do many pull-ups with GOOD technique. And GOOD technique is super important.

(if i what i just said felt like a dig, an insult — the fact that you can't do one pull-up — then you definitely need to keep reading. because it means your mindset is fucked six times sideways. you're an OWW brainer. this is NO BUENO.)

now, you might be wondering –

why the fuck are you wasting my time telling me this?

good point.

i suppose to say:

this overrides anything I've written (or said) in the past. this is me setting the record straight.

and also to say: nothing else you find on the Internet will be quite like what's to come.

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Trying to lose fat, build muscle, and build a body you’re proud of?

Maybe you’re a little lost right now.

Maybe you don’t have much motivation.

Maybe you don’t what program or diet to use.

I don’t know…

But what I do know is this:

Everything you need is inside of you.

You’re capable of more than know.

You just have to open your eyes.

My weekly column can help.

Just a small little honest note from me sent every Sunday.

Unless I’m hungover.

And then it comes Monday.

What I’m trying to say is that it’ll come Monday.

(These weekly columns don’t get posted to the site.)

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