Skinny Fat Cardio

Akash Sehrawat

2 min read | Dec 29, 2018

Should a Skinny Fat Person focus on cardio to lose fat?


The worst combo to cure Skinny Fat is Cardio + Dieting.


Cardio inherently is not bad when done within limits- no more than 2 hours a week!


However, for Skinny Fat people, there is a much superior way out there, and that is HIIT. The idea is to convert a basic cardio session like swimming/cycling into an HIIT session.


I swim only for 15 minutes using the concept of HIIT. 5 sprint laps for 30 sec doing freestyle.


Recover either by playing with my son for 2 min and then going for a sprint lap again for 30 sec doing freestyle. Sometimes, when my son is not swimming with me, I recover by doing breaststrokes in a very casual manner.


I rest a lot between sprint sessions. this helps me recover fully and allows me to go all out with my high-intensity intervals.


HIIT works out your fast twitch muscle fibers which otherwise do not get fully activated when doing regular swimming.


There is a huge upsurge of HGH and testosterone after every bout of HIIT session. This helps build muscle.


A Skinny Fat person has weak genetics when it comes to building muscle. His/her recovery capabilities are average too.


They should follow a high-intensity/low-volume workout model to get the best results.


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7 Skinny Fat Workout Tips (#7 Is My Favorite)


5 Skinny Fat Diet Tips [And Lifestyle Tips]

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About Akash Sehrawat

Akash is a creator of 25+ programs and certificate courses in which more than 200,000 students have enrolled both on Udemy and Fabulous Body's native platform. Akash is also an author of three books that can be found on Amazon. His answers on Quora have gathered more than 12 million views in less than a year.


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