Podcast host: Walter Hego, OPWG Book Author. Body Type One.
Panelist #1: Gnosis, Researcher at Fellow One Research. Body Type Four.
OPWG Podcast Episode Four Overview – Skinny Fat & Lack of Muscle Mass
Over Privileged White Guy (OPWG) podcast Episode Four with host Walter Hego (Body Type One), author of the Over Privileged White Guy Book, and panel member Gnosis (Body Type Four), who is the main researcher at Fellow One Research.
The discussion focuses on the skinny fat phenomenon, AKA normal weight obesity, which is due in large part to a lack of muscle mass in the specific body type. Usually occurring in weaker Body Types Two through Four (The Four Body Types), this phenomenon typically becomes especially noticeable when the person gains a lot of weight thus becoming very obese, and then loses that weight revealing skinny fat and cellulite areas on their body that lack muscle mass (areas which were always there, most times they just did not become obviously noticeable until after the person became obese). These areas can also include sagging skin and loose skin.
Moreover, these same types of people/body types have stronger tendencies to ride the obesity roller coaster ride, gaining weight and losing weight and then gaining weight and then losing weight and on and on in their goal of weight maintenance and management. They do not know that to successfully stop the roller coaster ride they must properly put on muscle mass relative to the areas of their specific body/body type that are lacking it and vertebrae extension/posture.
The discussion also mentions lifestyle, diet, and metabolism, how these relate to all of this and play a key role, especially metabolism, in helping burn fat and calories to keep the weight off. It also reviews how weaker Body Types Two through Four deal with the skinny fat phenomenon and handle activities like yoga, sports, mountainous hiking, walking and other similar physically demanding activities. Furthermore, the discourse looks at how resistance weightlifting, isometrics, and cardio/aerobic exercise can help in dealing with and healing the lack of muscle mass.
Examples of Skinny Fat and Lack of Muscle Mass
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