Before we get into “X” physique producing goodness and stubborn body fat slicing salvation, think about this…
Somewhere in Africa, a lion sits in the wild.
He wakes up to unknown food rations, unknown weather patterns, and unknown dangers. Yet he’s bold enough to handle his own life. His survival is his responsibility, and his responsibility alone.
Somewhere in a zoo, a lion sits in a cage.
He’s given food, given shelter, and given a safeguard from danger. He’s but a pawn, and not responsible for his life.
Both of these creatures are lions.
Only one is king.
They’re made up of the same anatomical “stuff,” but each lives differently. Each has a different outlook and attitude.
You’re in a cage of your own.
Created from a combination of genetics and environment that spat out an ever-so unique skinny-fat build. Thin wrists. Chunky love handles. Moobs. No muscles. Narrow shoulders.
Do you want to to set yourself free of your cage?
Perhaps lose the stubborn body fat? Perhaps build an “X” physique? Perhaps stop the stretch marks from further amassing?
You need a special key to unlock your unique cage.
You’re already at a crossroad. You’re skinny. You’re fat. Should you gain muscle? Should you lose fat? Does it matter what happens first? (Hint: Yes, it matters. And it matters more than you can you imagine.)
You can’t play by normal “skinny-guy” or normal “fat-guy” rules.
You need skinny-fat rules. Sure, you’re a hardgainer of muscle. But you’re an easy gainer of fat. Your body is unlike any other. Yet no one talks about it. Everyone ignores it. (Because they don’t know about it.)
You need something for a skinny-fat sufferer, that’s also created from the hands of a skinny-fat sufferer.
Someone that understands you. Someone that understands your cage. Someone that understands skinny-fat purgatory: turning one way to cut, losing all muscle (it’s hard enough to build as is); turning the other way to bulk, gaining nothing but fat. Someone that understands the need to build an “X” physique to combat years of living out of proportion.
Someone that knows the insanity of skinny-fat physiology, so that you don’t end up WORSE than you already are.
An unguided skinny-fat sufferer’s muscle building adventure will turn into fat gaining failure because extra calories are more likely to inflate fat cells. (This is called nutrient partitioning, something I’ll come back to soon.) You’re soon to sport a muffin top and a pair of arms not fit for a five year old.
Fat cells are nasty buggers. Once created, they take a while to “die.” They deflate. But they’re always sitting around. Hungry to be refilled. Yet if you try losing fat, you end up losing muscle. This is purgatory, and why skinny-fatness is the worst body type out there. (And why it needs special care.)
I know because I’ve been there.
Gaining muscle is tough. You have standard skinny-dude genetics. But you also ate your way into a fat environment. So you no longer follow the typical “shove everything in your mouth” skinny guy rules. And if you do, you’re just going to get fat.
I share your scars.
My name is Anthony Mychal. I’ve written for Schwarzenegger.com, T-Nation, Elite FTS, STACK, LIVESTRONG.com, My Mad Methods, and The Greatist. But before any of that, I was right where you are. I was told I had girl boobs in high school. I bulked. I cut. (Many times over, to boot.) Skinny-fat syndrome is an emotional memory, which is why I’ve been writing about it for over a year on my blog and other websites. That’s me above. Stretch marks on my lower back. Wide hips, even with a low body fat.
(Yes, I had the chance to write for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal website, and I choose to write about skinny-fat syndrome.)
That should tell you all you need to know. (Well, that and that I have a perpetual love for Dragon Ball Z, and I think watching Goku turn Super Saiyan changed my life.)
Your mind is swimming with ideas. It has to be. I know mine was.
There’s simply too much out there. P90X. Pilates. Bulking. Cutting. This method. That method. This gidget. That gadget. It’s overload. And sadly, most of it doesn’t work for us. I fell for the instant ab solutions when I was younger. (I even had one of those electrostimulation ab belts — one of my most embarrassing secrets.)
Don’t make the same mistakes I made.
If this means as much to you as it did to me, you can’t waste any second of your time — or dollar from your wallet — on something that sends you backwards in progress.
There’s just one question you need to ask yourself.
What’s out there that’s not only specifically designed for a skinny-fat sufferer, but also by an honest skinny-fat sufferer?
I know you.
I know your ultra low carb experiment zapped away your muscle. I know P90X didn’t put on the muscle you wanted it to. I know your bulks left you with more fat than muscle. I know because I’ve been there. I know because there’s simply more to a caged lion being released back into the wild. It takes full physiological disruption. It’s not just a training program. It’s not just a diet. Focusing solely on either is suicide. I share the scars, but I have made progress that I’m damn proud of. (Yes, me in the pictures again. Not some paid “stand in” model.)
It’s your physiology that’s embarrassing, not your body.
Why do you think your previous fixes have failed? It’s more than a program or a routine. It’s a complete rewiring. It’s a lifestyle. From sleeping to eating to training to how you interact with people. It’s all about altering physiology — that’s the “magic sauce.” Ever get stuck in traffic? Your heart rate skyrockets. That’s what I’m talking about. Harness that kind of power, and you’ll be successful.
So if you’re ready to fix your physiology, if you’re ready to feel human again, I have something you’re going to be interested in.
I know skinny-fat syndrome better than anyone, which is what motivated me to create The Skinny-Fat Solution. Not only was The Skinny-Fat Solution created from the hands of a skinny-fat sufferer, but I spent months working, tweaking, and crafting it with fellow skinny-fat sufferers to create an absolutely perfect solution for you.
It’s not just learning how to train. It’s about life. And that’s why The Skinny-Fat Solution covers all angles, and possible drawbacks. It can’t be any other way. You need to think differently. You need to train differently. You need to move differently. You need to eat differently.
So you have a choice right now.
You can stay in your cage. Or you can become king.
I’m an actual skinny-fat sufferer. I live with the scars – the stretch marks of my past, the propensity to gain fat. But I know how to beat it, and I’d love nothing more than to help you do the same. I want you to stop growing the stretch marks before they become permanent. I want you to stop putting on stubborn body fat that plagues muscle building adventures (and even just your life) for years to come. I want you to build an “X” physique.
I never left home without wearing an undershirt.
I was embarrassed of my body’s shape. I spent the money on supplements that were supposed to fix me. I bought the instant ab solutions that were supposed to make me ripped. I don’t want you do make the same mistakes. I want you to avoid all of that anguish, so that you can focus on things that actually work. So that you can stomp on stretch marks and stubborn body fat. So that you can gain muscle, get the body you’ve always wanted, and live a happier, more fulfilling life.
The question ISN’T if you have what it takes, it’s how much time you’re going to waste — how big of a hole you’re going to dig for yourself.
It’s no coincidence that you’ve made it this far. You have what it takes. But the more important matter at hand: not getting lost in the thicket so that you can start making progress now. Every day of moving in the opposite direction carries potential irreversible damage.
I had what it took to “make it.” But it took me six years to find my way. That’s a lot of time wasted. A lot of fat cells and stretch marks created. A lot of muscle wasted. A lot of damage that could have been prevented.
If you want to stop wasting time, you need to check out The Skinny-Fat Solution. Here’s what’s inside: