Being fat was never cool. It doesn’t look good and neither does it feel good. Moreover, being fat (or overweight or obese; however way you want to categorize it) puts you at a higher risk of heart-disease, diabetes and cancer (all positively backed by medical science). This is just the tip of the iceberg as there are other myriads of diseases and health-risks that are associated with a high body-fat percentage. In this article we are going to focus on body fat and how it adversely affects your testosterone levels. Out of all the problems surrounding high body-fat percentage; we will focus on its impact on hormones, specifically testosterone.
I had a coworker at the last job, with whom I used to chat during our lunch break. He seemed like a true gym bro; always talking about his training split and ͚meal-prep Saturdays͛. The peculiar thing was, he never changed much; all year round. He had the same skinny-fat look with some muscularity. I saw his gym bag daily with his branded apparel; wrist wraps, knee wraps, compression shorts and what not. So, he did hit the gym daily and according to him, his sessions are at least two hours long.
If the gym is a country then compound movements are its king! They rule the country. They demand respect! If training is like a jungle then compound movements are the Mufasa (or Simba)! If compound movements are Simba then Isolation movements are like Pumba or Timon! They support compound movements but are in no way superior than Simba! Not making any sense, am I? Let me start over: