Skinny fat man syndrome

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    Mar 10, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    I have the skinny fat man syndrome. Its where every lb you gain goes to your gut. I need to figure out how to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. I can either get rail thin or fat ass but never a happy medium. Is there a certain trick for my body type. What kind of diet should i be on
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    Mar 10, 2013 11:37 AM GMT
    I'm Exactly the same so can fully sympathise and would also be keen to read any tips from other members.
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    Mar 10, 2013 12:15 PM GMT
    Well this is really a pain in the ass process of experiments.

    .. Things I went through in the past.. Hopefully some of this info helps.

    1) Seriously "Up" your Cardio.

    2) Change your workout time every 2 weeks.. Mornings then night.

    3) Be very careful what you put in your body before bed!

    4) Try alternating between low weights/high reps and high weights/low reps.

    5) Examine the quality of the carbs you put in your system.

    6) Eat WAY more fruits.

    7) WATER... Drink more..WAY more.

    8.) Are you 'Pre Diabetic'??.. find out..

    9) Way more core workouts please

    10) I'm invoicing you for 50bux dammit..

    Keep a close eye on yourself...you need to realize results as they happen!!

    Hopefully the other RJers will jump in ...

    11) Call me! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Mar 10, 2013 12:22 PM GMT
    I have a tendency to be skinny fat.

    Rather than trying to lose fat AND gain muscle at the same time, you might try to focus on gaining muscle first (while maintaining the amount of body fat you have or at least minimizing any gain) and get your muscularity to where you want it to be. After you have the muscle, it is easier, in my opinion, to strip away some of the body fat while keeping a high percentage of the muscle you put on. But trying to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time is really hard.
  • mmnt

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    Mar 10, 2013 12:27 PM GMT
    You look great, I don't see your gut at all. My gut seems to be bigger than your. Seriously, it's not easy to gain only muscles and not fat at the same time.
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    Mar 10, 2013 1:35 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, yeah you can't tell because it all accumulates below the belt line. Thats the problem with being skinny fat it looks good at times. Its more frustrating because i have to play by different rules and work ten times harder because of the way my body manufactures cortisol and lypocene etc.Ive recently looked at muscle confusion, which believe it or not in this sit is a good thing and carb cycling. Going to be uping my cardio and eating and sleeping correctly.icon_cool.gif
  • geebus

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    Mar 11, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
    Sounds like a stress and GI inflammatory situation.
    And really some of the advice here is quite "experimental" if you will.
    Get a decent strength coach, learn the basics.
    But for now it sounds like you need a gut cleanse and gut repair done.

    Main things: up your fibre intake, watch out for what foods are inflammatory, reduce stress as much as possible, and drink 3-4L of water a day.