Skinny fat/thin fat/normal weight obese/obesity people have stronger tendencies towards low muscle mass which can be accompanied by weak muscles. Why? Some point to Body Mass Index (BMI). Some just eat too little protein and nutrients. Others do not do proper resistance and cardio exercise.
But what about those skinny fat people who do get plenty of protein, nutrients, weighting lifting, and cardio exposure? Yet, they still have trouble putting on proper muscle mass and strengthening muscles while continuing to battle with obesity and keeping the fat weight off? And why are there some people who are loaded and ripped with plenty of muscle mass and strength while eating a diet that lacks proper nutrients and exercise? Genetics most certainly play a role.
Think about how many people there are out there globally, nearly 8 billion, with, in terms of The Four Body Types, all their different body types. Skinny, fat, and every type in between.
What if all human bodies are born with the same general NUMBER of vertebrae (33) and muscles in the body, usually 650. But each human body has different muscle development and muscle mass. Meaning some muscles are the bare minimum in terms of development, size, strength, and mass?
How would this affect body type and obesity?
Weight Loss & Skinny Fat
Stories abound of severely fat people who lose the weight and reach their ideal BMI for their height. However, it turns out they are nothing more than skinny-fat; many experience loose skin. These same people have serious issues in the longterm successfully keeping the fat weight off. It is very hard for them not to experience the weight-loss and weight-gain roller-coaster ride that many obese people report. Like some of the patients at the Brookhaven Obesity Clinic.
Yes, there are many lazy, undisciplined people who are obese. What about the people who have successfully lost and gained and then re-gained and lost the weight? No matter what they do, they simply cannot get off the obesity roller coaster ride.
What if their bodies, and other skinny fat people like them, have the same NUMBER of vertebrae and muscles as every other human body. The issue is, their body, likely due to no less than genetics, lacks, to whatever degree, muscle development, and mass. This means they are more prone to adding fat mass to their body to make up for the lack of muscle mass.
Skinny Fat Body Type – Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle
What about those skinny fat/thin fat people who do eat plenty of complete protein and proper nutrients while lifting weights religiously and partaking in cardio but still have severe difficulty adding muscle to their body and keeping the fat weight off? Why do many severely obese people have so much loose skin when they lose the weight, yet others have much less if any at all?
Muscle mass is the backbone of metabolism. Metabolism is one of the main keys to maintaining and managing health and healthy weight to keep obesity at bay. Especially related to The Four Body Types — Body Type Two, Body Type Three, and Body Type Four — poor muscle mass is a detriment to metabolism, which is the bane of the skinny fat person. So, why is more scientific research not being done to study how body types are different in relation to muscle development and muscle mass relative to obesity?
Learn More: Over Privileged White Guy (OPWG) Book Podcast – Episode Four – Skinny Fat & Lack of Muscle Mass