So not too sure what skinny fat exactly is?
Well it’s basically a term referring to people who *appear* skinny but in actuality they have no muscle and are not very healthy.
I’ve found that most people who want to be skinny just want to drop the weight but they steer away from resistance training because they don’t want to get “bulky muscles.”
Metabolic resistance training is one of the best ways to burn fat and get a lean toned body, unfortunately I’ve found so many believing that they’ll look like Arnold Schwarzenegger just by lifting a few weights.
I completely understand that women especially do not want to look like a steroid popping bodybuilder and that’s why it’s so important to follow a great training program. I haven’t read an issue of Muscle and Fitness AKA Muscle and Fiction* in years because of the terribly bad training protocols and random cookie cutter work outs they’re telling people to do.
If you want to get rid of your skinny fat body then I highly suggest to start doing more resistance training, have great nutrition and do high intensity interval training. I always encourage my clients and boot camp members to have great nutrition, if you’re fortunate enough to have a thinner frame but don’t use weights and have crap nutrition then one way or another you’re going to find yourself being skinny fat.
All hope is not lost just quite yet. Start by doing a total body metabolic resistance training program 3-4x a week and start doing about 20 minutes of high intensity interval training. Click here to watch my video showing you how to do high intensity interval training on a treadmill.
This is a very simple and basic routine that is great for people who want to get rid of their skinny fat bodies. This may be a lot to handle at first but once you get going you’ll feel you’re body changing and you’ll have more energy than ever.
This serves as the basis for my HEAT Workout DVDs and once I finally finish it I’ll let you be one of the first to know and I’ll let you try it for free. If you haven’t done so yet, sign up to get my updates along with “The Fat Loss Frog” by entering your name and email into the box on the right.
Josh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and he’s a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) by American Council on Exercise. He’s worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the high school and college levels. He has over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. He is also the author of The Flat Belly Formula. He strives to bring inspiration and results for people to live healthier lives through smart diet and exercise.