|Think of each fiber or cell like a snack sized zip lock bag.|
If we're skinny fat, we've stopped asking those cells to do work, and they're empty - deflated, empty, lazy bags. Increase the work load by lifting weights, and we fill up our bags, make sense at all?
Once we fill up the bags, we need to keep asking these cells to do more work. Use it or lose it. You've heard that before. We call that the principle of regression, when we stop asking our muscles to do work, we lose our strength...empty bags. Forget your skinny fat friends for a minute, think about your aging loved ones. Strength training is the number one, in my opinion, key component to maintaining independence. Maintaining lean body mass is critical to being able to live on your own and take care of your needs. Period.
So, being average weight isn't necessarily an indicator of health. Average weight obesity could be lurking under those skinny jeans, and that is not healthy. Don't be afraid to fill those empty bags up by strength training. The last thing we want is to be skinny fat. And by all means don't worry about your muscles, er uh, bags getting too big...if that were ever to happen, you'd just enlist the principle of regression.