I received a question about Tom Venuto’s Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle program a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d share my response with you here. I’ve been recommending Tom’s work for awhile, and in my opinion, anyone who is even remotely interested in fat loss should devour everything he puts out there. And that’s more true now than ever.
Hi John – I ALWAYS enjoy your reviews. Whenever I’m investigating something new, I check your site out to see if you’ve reviewed it!
We’ve corresponded a time or two in the past – but I’m sure you communicate with thousands of folks.
Briefly, here’s me: 44 – 235 pounds – been training with Kettlebells, Clubbells, TACFIT Commando, Gold Medal Bodies, etc. since 2004, when I weighed 312 pounds… Currently on a TACFIT Commando run – looking to conquer 9 cycles (3 missions) – trying to lose the last 40-50 pounds, that I’m guessing needs to come off for me to be officially “lean.”
SO – I see you heartily recommending Venuto’s material. I have a couple of questions for you:
1) Does he require that one follows his exercise regimen? It would be impossible to get me away from my beloved TACFIT.
2) Is there REALLY any new info, or is it just a revamp of the cyclical ketogenic diet?
3) I’m currently in the middle of a Whole30 (30 day “Paleo” thing) – should I look into this Venuto cat when I’m done?
Yes, I think that the term “Paleo” is baloney – you’re only TRULY Paleo if you’re eating carrion – I’m just using it as a template for healthy eating.
Continue reading Q+A about Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle
You wanna know how to to burn more calories? You sure? Because what I’m about to share with you isn’t gonna be easy.
After a few rounds of this, your legs will literally feel like they’re on fire, which is really quite ironic since they’ll be dripping with sweat. Your lungs will have you believe you’re a fire-breathing dragon and your heart will feel like it’s pumping battery acid. And if you’re a redhead like me, your entire cranium may morph into a fireball for a few minutes afterward. It’s ok, I’ve survived this many times myself – just don’t inhale too much smoke. Now, if that wasn’t enough already, the good news is that you’ll also be burning calories and burning fat like a pro. If that sounds like a fun time, then you and I share some of the same character flaws, and this will be right up your alley.
You won't be smiling when you're done with this. Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/
I know, I know. You’re probably looking for a top 10 list of suggestions for how to burn more calories – with neatly arranged bullet points and liberal use of the bold feature. But the truth is that burning calories isn’t exactly rocket-science, folks. Everything we do burns calories. Eating burns calories. Digestion burns calories. I know it’s hard to believe, but sleeping and even just thinking burn calories, too. So, if you’re looking for advice like “drink more caffeinated green tea and chew gum all day,” then look elsewhere sweetie-pie. This place is reserved for men and women of resolve. There are no wusses in this corner.
Continue reading How to Burn More Calories Than a Triathlete on Adrenaline
This is a guest post by my friend Tom Venuto about the steady state cardio versus high intensity interval training cardio debate. There is a lot of misinformation going around concerning these topics, and many guru’s making some outrageous claims. I think Tom gets to the heart of the matter with this article, and I’ll let the information speak for itself.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 5x Less Effective than Steady State Cardio???
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short, has been promoted as one of the most effective training methods ever to come down the pike, both for fat loss and for cardiovascular fitness. One of the most popular claims for HIIT is that it burns “9 times more fat” than conventional (steady state) cardio. This figure was extracted from a study performed by Angelo Tremblay at Laval University in 1994. But what if I told you that HIIT has never been proven to be 9 times more effective than regular cardio… What if I told you that the same study actually shows that HIIT is 5 times less effective than steady state cardio??? Read on and see the proof for yourself. Continue reading High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 5x Less Effective than Steady State Cardio???
I just posted a new interview with Tom Venuto on the BurnTheFat.com website. I cannot repost it here because it is copyrighted, but I wanted to let all my blog readers know about it because it’s a real gem.
7th Anniversary Interview with Tom Venuto
Here’s some of the info that was covered:
Many fitness and weight loss experts come and go, but Tom Venuto has been around for a long time, and isn’t going anywhere but up. Tom is my go-to guy for anything relating to nutrition and fat loss. He has helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their lifestyles by changing habits and adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Even though Tom is a bodybuilder at heart, he has a wealth of health-first nutrition knowledge. Tom has been laboring away in research and academia almost as long as I have been alive, and has held many prestigious positions within the fitness industry including health club manager, best-selling author, and the founder of the internet’s premiere fat loss membership support community, the Burn the Fat: Inner Circle.
I caught up with Tom after a well-earned break from his normally hectic schedule as a fitness author and nutrition researcher to bring you this exclusive interview.
Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Tom Venuto: the internationally recognized fat loss expert, nutrition researcher and natural (steroid-free) bodybuilder.