Article last updated: December 2017 by Oskar Faarkrog, ISSA Certified Trainer
One of the biggest training mistakes I see skinny-fat guys make is to make resistance training a 2nd priority to cardio.
Cardio is a great tool to improve your health and burn extra Calories, however it should always come second to resistance training.
Resistance training builds muscle mass and the more muscle mass you have, the faster your metabolism becomes.
You always want to prioritise increases in metabolism over burning Calories.
By increasing your metabolism, you will be able to eat more food once you get lean.
So instead of having 4 meals per day, you may be able to get away with 5 or 6 meals per day.
In other words, a faster metabolism will make it much easier to stay lean long-term.
In addition to increasing your metabolism, resistance training will build up your muscle mass and give you the tone that makes you look lean.
It’s the combination of losing body-fat and increasing your muscle mass that creates tone.
Without sufficient muscle mass, you will not look lean.
Instead, you will end up looking skinny and deprived… with a slower metabolism.