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Before leaving for a family vacation, I received an email from Tom Venuto.  It read..

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Holiday Challenge Press Release

Fitness Challenge Debunks Holiday Weight Gain Myth – To disprove the myth that weight gain is inevitable during the holiday season, hundreds of Americans are signing up for a fitness challenge that tests their ability to become lean and fit between the end of November and the beginning of January.Holiday Fitness Body Transformation Challenge

** Press Release by Tom Venuto **

For the Holiday Challenge, a fitness contest that begins on Thanksgiving Day (November 24), participants can sign up at the Burn The Fat website where they can also track their exercise and nutrition regimens for 49 days. Those who slim down the most could win a Hawaiin vacation or other prizes.

The Holiday Challenge is the brainchild of fat loss expert Tom Venuto, author of the best-selling e-book Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle, and The Body Fat Solution (Avery/Penguin).

“Too many people buy into the news stories that say Americans will gain 5 to 10 pounds of body fat in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Venuto says. In reality, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, the average amount gained over the holidays is much more modest, just over one pound.

“So the idea that everyone is going to pack on several pounds is clearly a myth,” Venuto says. “But people believe that myth and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

To turn the conventional wisdom on its head, Venuto is challenging the thousands who follow his Burn The Fat blog to not just maintain their weight but to actually lose body fat during the holiday season.

“No one consciously sets a ‘goal’ to get in worse shape over the holidays,” Venuto says, “They do it by default. Mentally, people accept the idea that it’s impossible to stay in shape because of all the parties, the family get-togethers and the tempting food, so they say ‘Why bother?'”

Once people resign themselves to thinking that gaining fat is unavoidable they are actually setting a “negative goal,” Venuto says. And, he contends, the only way to counteract that unconscious negative decision is to create a conscious goal to do the opposite: to get in better shape over the holidays.

As an incentive to those who take part in the Holiday Challenge, Venuto will award two grand prizes of a five-day vacation in Maui to the overall winners in the men’s division and the women’s.

Because the Holiday Challenge is a body transformation contest — and not simply a weight-loss competition — participants will be judged on how much they improve their body composition (the amount of lean body mass and body fat percentage). Contestants will also be judged on the visual improvement in their bodies (as illustrated by their “before” and “after” pictures), and the inspirational essay they must submit during the contest. In addition to the overall winners, additional prizes, (including Ipads, IPods, Kindles, and gift certificates) will be awarded to winners in other categories such as “Most Ripped,” “Most Muscular” and “Most Inspirational.”

During the Holiday Challenge, contestants must enter their body fat measurements, workout details and food intake (even on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) using a daily journal at the Burn The Fat website

But participants will need to do more than simply follow contest rules. They will also have to challenge the excuses and rationalizations that cause many people to fall off the fitness wagon during December.

“One of the most common excuses is ‘I’m too busy to work out over the holidays,’” Venuto says. “But no one is too busy for their highest priorities. Your health and your body have to become your highest priority — because without your health, you can’t enjoy anything else in life, including your family or the holidays.”

And those who want to be successful in the Holiday Challenge must also break out of the “either/or” thinking that keeps many people from reaching their fitness goals. “People believe they can either get in shape or they can enjoy themselves — but not both,” Venuto says. “But the truth is you really can enjoy the holidays and get in better shape at the same time.”

“Life is not an “either/or” proposition,” he adds. “It’s a matter of balance. And challenging yourself to achieve that balance is a great way to start the New Year!”

For complete details and contest requirements for the Holiday Challenge click the link below

www.burnthefatholidychallenge.com

Holy Grail Body Transformation Review

Holy Grail Body Transformation by Tom Venuto as Reviewed by Marc David

The Holy Grail Body Transformation

When I first grabbed my copy of The Holy Grail Body Transformation Program by Tom Venuto, I DID expect the best.  I have known Tom since I started by online fitness business several years ago.  With his original Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, my nutrition knowledge was already top-notch.  The real reason I wanted to test out this body transformation program was simple.

I’m tired of the typical bulk and cut cycles that are preached on the Internet.  I’m tired of gaining fat in the off-season and having to work hard to burn it off and just hold pace during the rest of the year.  I also am a glutton for new challenges as I get bored easily. The ideas proposed by the Holy Grail Body Transformation Plan intrigued me on many levels.

Here’s your chance to read this Holy Grail Body Transformation Review and figure out if Tom Venuto’s Holy Grail Body Transformation System is something for you.

Holy Grail Body Transformation:  What You Can Expect

Part one starts out with the theory and science covering the Holy Grail Body Transformation program concepts.  While many people may want to breeze over this section, I guarantee you it is not overly scientific or boring.  You need to understand the physiological process of  a body transformation and how you gain muscle and burn fat.  The whole nutritional program is based upon your ability to manipulate your nutrition to achieve the results you desire.

“Should you decide to pursue the Holy Grail, you are about to embark on a challenging journey. ~ Tom Venuto

Part two gives you the Holy Grail Body Transformation nutritional techniques to make this into reality.  Nutrient timing and nutritional periodization are discussed.  Your choices for the cyclical nutrition plan is the absolute core of the Holy Grail Body Transformation Program.  If you don’t get this right, it’s the difference between making a little progress and significant.  Sounds complicated but it is not.

Part three covers the Holy Grail Body Transformation weight training aspect.  There’s a program called “The New Bodybuilding” or T.N.B. workout.  In a nutshell, it’s an upper and lower body routine, twice a week, with different rep ranges, sets and rest periods.  You will be focusing on strength training and muscle hypertrophy, twice a week.  I found this to be very unique for my style of training.  Being a typical bodybuilder, I focused on split routines and a single goal.  While I’ve mixed and matched rest periods, sets and weights, this upper and lower body concept was a breath of fresh air.  Granted, it’s not a new concept by any means and for many people, they have done this style but if you have never tried it before, it’s interesting.

  • Upper and Lower body workouts; twice a week
  • Focused strength and muscle growth priorities

While the Holy Grail workout is great, it’s limited.  You will find that after 3 cycles of this program, roughly 12 weeks, you want to change it up.  Maybe do something entirely different.  The exercises listed are top-notch but for those who workout at home or the gym does not have the correct setup, you will be forced to mix and match your own program.  That is not a problem for most but could be a limiting factor.

You can use the nutritional outline in this Holy Grail Body Transformation Guide with any workout program.  While it appears to be optimized for the T.N.B. workout, there is no barriers to using this concept with any other weight training program.  Which is the ultimate in mix and match in my opinion.

The Holy Grail Body Transformation report would benefit from a plug and go type exercise chart showing sample exercises, reps, sets and rest periods.  For example, list several exercises for each body part and the user can pick and choose what to do.  This still allows the concept of the T.N.B. program to be completed but it would give much needed options for those who may not be able to do or have access to that piece of equipment.  It’s the only flaw I see in the Holy Grail Body Transformation workout section.

Part four talks about Holy Grail Body Transformation lifestyle factors that will and can effect your progress.

  • Sleep
  • Alcohol
  • Stress

Part five is a question and answer section specific to the Holy Grail Body Transformation report.  After the first version of the Holy Grail Body Transformation manual which was done and completed during a Burn the Fat Inner Circle challenge, Tom Venuto took the hundreds of e-mails and put them into a Q&A format.  The latest version really drills down into things that are covered but maybe overlooked the first go around.  This turns out to be an immensely helpful chapter of the Holy Grail Body Transformation e-book.

In the Holy Grail Body Transformation appendix sections, you will find things like:

  • Sample Holy Grail Body Transformation meal plans
  • Calorie calculators
  • Burn the Fat 2.0 food database
  • The T.N.B. workout program to be used with the Holy Grail Body Transformation

Please understand that if you aren’t versed in nutrition or just a beginner, this program may be a little too complex.  The Holy Grail Body Transformation does have sample meal plans but you don’t find an in depth coverage of nutrition for a lifestyle and the workouts assume you can handle yourself in the gym as far as knowing when and how to push yourself past limitations.  A person without 6 months of solid weight lifting experience would be best to stick with a more generalized program and not worry about body composition changes as described in the Holy Grail Body Transformation that are left to a more advanced athlete.  That being said, if you are dedicated and one of the exceptions to the rule, as a beginner you could make some significant progress on such a plan.

The Holy Grail Body Transformation Bottom Line

In summary, the Holy Grail Body Transformation program is one of the most fun and nutritionally challenging programs I’ve tried in a decade.  I’ve seen my own body fat go from the lower end of average (14%) for a bodybuilder to a lean, 7.47% with a small amount of muscle gain, significant fat loss and gains in overall strength.  The Holy Grail Body Transformation Program bills itself as a body composition changer and if followed to the letter, it will do just that without making you feel starving for food or in such a low carbohydrate deficit you are walking around like a zombie with a constant low sugar, low carb headache.

Over the course of 8 weeks using the Holy Grail Body Transformation, I personally have received many questions about this program myself.  So I’ve developed my own question and answer section that pertains to the Holy Grail Body Transformation program.

Holy Grail Body Transformation:  Question and Answer

QUESTION:

What kind of diet do you go on, in terms of calories, protein, fat, and carb ratios when doing the Holy Grail Body Transformation program?

ANSWER:

Your calorie calculation requires you to figure out how many calories a day you will need for weight gain, maintenance and weight loss.  You will use either the Harris-Benedict Formula or the Katch-Mcardle Formula.  Nothing out of the ordinary here.  The reason you will want to know all three is that depending on the cylindrical diet plan you choose, you will have different calorie targets.

This Holy Grail Body Transformation plan revolves around the concept of Zig-Zag nutrition.  That’s where you have a few days below maintenance, then you follow it up with a maintenance or above maintenance calorie day.  You might choose the plan called the 3:1 Cycle.

That’s 3 days of 15%-20% below maintenance and 1 day in a surplus or 15% above.  Or you might choose a 3 day of surplus and 3 days of a calorie deficit.  There’s a few options depending on what your primary goal is for your macrocycle.  Meaning…

Are you trying to primary build muscle and burn some fat, or burn fat as a priority but keep muscle or maybe.. do the unthinkable and get leaner while gaining muscle which is the crux of the Holy Grail Body Transformation.  The nutrition portion of the Holy Grail Body Transformation plan will guide you through all 3 options very nicely.

Proteins, Fats and Carbs will be in the standard.. 45%, 35%, 20% .  Focus for the Holy Grail Body Transformation is on higher protein for muscle retention and satiety.  The lower carbs is very comfortable with emphasis on carb tappering and burning fat without sending you into low or zero carb mode where you feel like a zombie.  The fats are there to keep your intake in-line with recommendations.

Where it gets REAL INTERESTING specific to the Holy Grail Body Transformation system is the carbohydrate tappering plans (carbs specifically around workouts) and post-workout nutrition that makes the Holy Grail Body Transformation program stand out a bit from others.  Rather than just having a standard set meal plan, the focus is on lowered carbs overall (200g per day) with a focus on most of those carbs coming into play before and after the workout.  This allows you to have plenty of energy for that specific time when you need  it most.  Most plans don’t take this into account.  It makes it a bit more specific to your goals.

Being on a continued lower calorie plan is a good way to lose muscle.  Being in a surplus too long and you gain fat.  This Holy Grail Body Transformation 3:1 style along with the others is just easy enough to follow without making every single day a “new” meal plan and overly complicated.

Nutrition in the Holy Grail Body Transformation Program is a top priority.  Get this right and you are almost guaranteed some significant results.

QUESTION:

What does the T.N.B. workout consist of?  Heavyweights 8-10 reps, light weight 12-15 reps?

ANSWER:

Called the T.N.B. (the new bodybuilding) workout is an upper body, lower body workout, done twice a week and is included in the Holy Grail Body Transformation program.  The focus is on strength and muscle growth and that is accomplished by variable sets, rep ranges and rest periods.  Loading periods are cycled so that each week, you aim to be personal bests.  Your ranges for strength will be in the 5-6 rep range and muscle growth in the typical 8-12 range.  Strength phases will use a 5×5 method which is quite good for raw strength gains. Lower volume will be used for higher rep ranges.  While you can use any program with the Holy Grail Body Transformation system, I’d recommend at least trying the included T.N.B. workouts to the letter before making any switches or determinations.

Week 1: Introductory loading

Week 2:  Base loading

Week 3: Overloading

Week 4: Shock loading

Week 5: Begin a new cycle of the Holy Grail Body Transformation

After 3 cycles of this Holy Grail Body Transformation, you’ll need to switch up the exercises.  It’s a very detailed program that covers what most bodybuilders want. Strength with significant muscle growth.  And while it may not be new to some (upper and lower body routines) it creates a nice foundation in which you can build upon to further create your own workouts.  The only thing I’d wish for is some easier method to create these sticking to the principles outlined. It’s far too easy to start adding new exercises to the original Holy Grail Body Transformation program and you’ll end up in the gym for 2 hours.

In the current form, you can do this Holy Grail Body Transformation routine in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

After the third (3rd) round of the Holy Grail Body Transformation workout, Tom recommends switching to a new program or continue to use the weekly workout schedule, set/rep parameters while changing some or all of the exercises.

QUESTION:

I work out at 3:45am everyday Monday thru Friday and it drives me insane when everyone’s diet never takes into account for people like me that workout first thing when they get up because tons of bodybuilders and trainers do that.  All the diets start out about eating breakfast, then a snack, etc then talk about working out at night. Some of us get up early and workout.

ANSWER:

Even if you do your weight workouts when you get up.. it’s IMPERATIVE to eat.  While cardio can be done on an empty stomach (but there’s really no added fat burning benefit), weight training should not.  You need fuel for those workouts.  If you get up early, you should have some type of high protein, high carbohydrate breakfast and give yourself 30 minutes to digest the food.  You may need more time, maybe less.  Personally, I can eat a full meal and be ready to go in about 30 minutes.  But you need to be fueled for those workouts.

Many bodybuilders do workout early.  But if  you want to build muscle, you’ve got to fuel yourself.  Even the individuals I know who hit the gym at 5:00am still make time for a quick breakfast at 4:30am.  This breakfast can be as simple as raw uncooked oats, protein powder and an orange.  Plenty of carbs and protein for a weight training workout.

There are less benefits to weight training without adequate nutrition.  After being asleep and potentially catabolic with lower nitrogen levels, the last thing you want to do is induce more stress via weight training without proper pre-workout nutritional support.  Take the time for a short, quick breakfast to get some fuel into your system so you can attack the weights.  After that, support yourself with proper post-workout nutrition.

QUESTION:

Can you give like maybe a 2 day complete sample diet of what you eat on the Holy Grail Body Transformation quest to give some new ideas of what to eat.   Right now I’m stuck on protein drinks, grilled chicken breast, green beans, and egg whites for pretty much my entire day.

ANSWER:

Oddly enough, the meal plans that come with the program are nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, they actually matched my target calorie goals for both a deficit and surplus.  While it’s hard to believe, I have stuck with the defaults for two reasons:

  1. It makes life simple
  2. It makes life really simple

All joking aside, the one thing that had me pulling my hair out was the constant switching of high and low calorie days too often or different meals for every day.  While the variety was welcomed, it made it frustrating to grocery shop quickly and it made bulk cooking and planning an event not worth pursuing anymore after a couple of weeks.  This Holy Grail Body Transformation plan is not much more than eggs, chicken, fish, occasional beef, and vegetables.  It makes shopping a breeze.  It makes eating dull.

Now there’s options as the Holy Grail Body Transformation program comes with the standard Burn the Fat 2.0 food database.  Meaning, you have a list of foods in which you can substitute for any of the items.  Tired of Salmon?  Switch it for Tilapia.  Tired of turkey?  Switch it for Venison.

Bottom line, the Holy Grail Body Transformation program comes with several sample meal plans for men and women, based upon some basic calorie goals.  There is a nice one that shows you the carb tappering method of nutrition that is discussed in detail.  Meaning, a fair amount of carbs before and after your training.  But not too much before and after. Thus, you can keep a reasonably low carb plan but have plenty of energy specific for the workouts.  This is something missing in most meal plans today.  They hit macro-nutrient ratios and calories with a wide variety of foods but they don’t necessarily target those calories specific to a workout.  Just seeing the concept is enough for you to adjust any of the sample plans to whatever you might need.

Got a question about the Holy Grail Body Transformation program general or specific? Feel free to ask.  Tried this program?  Let others know your experience in the comment section if you have used the Holy Grail Body Transformation program by Tom Venuto.

Update:  I’ve gone back to using the nutrition concepts outlined in the Holy Grail Body Transformation system but switched my weight workouts to 2 days a week full body heavy lifts and 2 day a week using TRX.  I’m pleased the results.

- marc david

P.S. - Not sure?  Here’s your chance to get the Holy Grail Body Transformation Free Download PDF reports that cover these details and more.

“OPERATION MOTIVATION” – too good to miss

motivation_propulsionIf you’ve been with us for very long, you’ve noticed that I am not the bandwagon type when it comes to recommending products. It’s not just because I am picky about what I approve, it’s because I’ve reviewed many programs and systems that just don’t hold enough true value. This is one opportunity that I am fully behind and strongly support. This is the solution for anyone, male or female, who has ever fallen off the workout wagon or succumbed to diet relapse, binges or just too much over-indulgence.

It’s called, “OPERATION MOTIVATION”, a simple system that gives you a proven, practical and scientifically-verified solution to every type of motivation problem and “I CAN”T STICK WITH IT” problem.

If you’ve ever been stumped, baffled, frustrated or downright MAD because you just couldn’t motivate yourself to get up early and hit the gym or eat healthy meals consistently all week long, then this is something you do NOT want to miss.

“Operation Motivation” is the latest from fat loss expert, Tom Venuto. Inside the 7 special PDF ebooks and reports, you’ll learn exactly HOW to setup a motivational propulsion system, and why you need to get your mind working for you before you even start a diet or workout program.

Tom should know. Not only is he one of the most respected fat loss and nutrition experts in the industry today, he is also a META level Neuro-Linguistic-Programming Master, having studied under some of the top motivation and psychology mentors in the world. This isn’t pop psychology, mumbo-jumbo. It’s scientifically-confirmed
strategies for building a motivational plan for life.

So when a guy like Tom speaks about motivation, you definitely want to hear what he has to say. This is a small sampling of what you’ll learn from him:

* MOTIVATIONAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS: How to program your mind to
automatically and habitually exercise your body (If this doesn’t
light a FIRE under your butt, nothing will).

* THE NEW VISUALIZATION BREAKTHROUGH: Take advantage of the
mind-body connection with the techniques sports psychologists have
been teaching for decades, along with 1 new twist.

* SUCCESS SEMANTICS: The psychological explanation for how Words
can enhance or destroy your health and how to turn failure talk
into success talk.

* THE GOAL ACHIEVER’S SECRET WEAPON: How a cheap little “tool” can
install positive success programming into your mind.

* END EMOTIONAL EATING: Eating to cope with stress, depression or
other feelings, or eating for the wrong reasons can totally
undermine the best nutrition plan. Learn the 5-step formula to stop
it once and for all.

* SELF IMAGE SECRETS: How the hidden image you hold of yourself in
your mind is the prime reason for diet sabotage (and the same
reason that 90% of lottery winners blow their winnings).

From now until Midnight (PST), July 17th,
you can get a copy of the “Operation Motivation” bonuses in PDF ebook transcripts when you purchase Tom’s Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle e-book from:

======> Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle

Tom and I set high standards because there is such a lack of high quality products for fitness seekers and bodybuilders.

I can tell you without hesitation that Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle is 100% real. The testimonials and results are absolutely phenomenal, verified, and undeniable. It hasn’t been a best-seller since 2003 for no reason.

The people behind it are part of the “quiet giants” club. Far different from the “boys club” or brat pack, this club is reserved only for the best and brightest among us – people who succeed time and time again.

On the few occasions that I do promote, it is because I’ve picked the rare finds we think is one of the most important, if not THE most important tools you should own.

Take a look at the offer Tom Venuto is holding until Friday, July 17th, 2009 at midnight PST.

Burn The Fat is often referred to as “the bible of fat burning nutrition” and if you don’t have a copy yet, then this is a better opportunity than ever because you will get the Operation Motivation as a bonus along with the Burn The Fat program.

This offer is almost over, so I highly recommend you visit the Burn The Fat website today and jump on this deal while you still can.

======> Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle

Enjoy. I mean it!

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”

P.S. This is your absolute last chance to get these 7 motivation books and reports. The deadline is tonight, Friday, July 17th, 2009 at midnight.

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The Body Fat Solution Review

The Body Fat Solution Review

Book Review:  The Body Fat Solution: 5 Principles for Burning Fat, Building Lean Muscle, Ending Emotional Eating, and Maintaining Your Perfect Weight (Avery/Penguin, 2009; 250 pages) by Tom Venuto

Audio Version:  Body Fat Solution audio (MP3) version of book will be on iTunes and audible.

It seems like everyday there’s a new diet book released.  It’s not everyday one comes out that will change your life.  Or, as The Wall Street Journal said earlier this week, the Body Fat Solution is more “attitude adjustment” than
diet book.

Introducing The Body Fat Solution

Tom Venuto is a fat loss expert with an extensive career in nutrition research and a lifetime drug free bodybuilding competitor.  Tom Venuto has been involved in almost every aspect of the fitness industry including weight loss, a personal trainer to thousands of clients, nutrition consultation, motivational coach, fitness model, health club manager and bestselling author of the #1 ebook, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle.  He’s been involved in other online works such as MP3 (audio) seminars and recently The Burn the Fat Inner Circle, a weight loss community support site.

That’s Tom’s resume as found on his latest book, The Body Fat Solution.

How I Personally Know Tom

But I know Tom as a personal friend.  I found his original Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle ebook back in 2003.   I realized this was the person I needed as mentor eighteen years ago.   Tom achieved his physique using simple but proven fundamentals.  I know this to be true as it’s the way I’ve packed on muscle myself and how every successful bodybuilder does it today.  It’s no secret.  As Tom says early in the introduction, “I developed my physique naturally with nutrient dense food, carefully controlled calorie intake, progressive resistance weight training,  the right dose of cardio,  mind focused and well formed goals,  strong emotional drive and great support thru friends, training partners and mentors.”

Who is the Body Fat Solution Written For?

As Tom says, “It was written for men and women who are overweight.  It’s also for people who were previously overweight who want to maintain their ideal weight for the rest of their lives.  This book is for the person who doesn’t have all day to spend in the gym or in the kitchen preparing complicated meals.”

Tom sets the stage by explaining the overall problem and what leads to it.  You cannot solve a problem without first understanding it and grasping the issues behind it.  Once the problem is explained the attitudes and belief system can be attacked.  Tom Venuto outlines the 8 Weight Loss Myths early on:

Myth #1:  You can eat as much as you want and still lose weight

Myth #2:  Overweight people have a slower metabolism than thin people

Myth #3:  Some people are diet-resistant and can’t lose weight

Myth #4:  Your genetics are why you are overweight

Myth #5:  Dietary fat makes you gain body fat

Myth #6:  Carbohydrates make you fat

Myth #7:  Dietary changes for health and weight loss are one and the same

Myth #8:  Insulin or insulin resistance causes obesity

Venuto makes it very clear in one of several statements about the body fat problem when he says “Removing body fat is not simply a matter of going on a diet — it’s a much more complex issue, involving every area of your life.”

This Is More Than Another Thinking Yourself Thin Book

Nutrition, calories, metabolism and the focus on weight training as the foundation for any exercise program is extensively covered. Photos are included to show the proper demonstration of the most basic of exercises that could be easily done in a gym or at home.  Social support is given more than a paragraph as many people now realize the accountability and strength gained when in a group setting.

Towards the end is an appendix of recommend foods and the calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber breakdowns.  These foods are of course things you’d easily find at the grocery store.  Recipes aren’t included or meal plans but they can be located on The Body Fat Solution site.

It’s clear to me after reading this, Tom’s goal was to give the reader a tool set for the following:

  • encourage attitude changes for more than just positive thinking
  • stop any negative behaviors we have towards food
  • burn fat and build muscle
  • eat healthy yet tasty foods.  Eating healthy doesn’t have to be an awful culinary experience
  • become motivated thru social support, journals, accountability, progress charts
  • strategies for controlling your appetite
  • breaking a fat loss plateau and what to do if you reach one

You Can Make Excuses Or Get Results, But You Can’t Do Both

The Body Fat Solution is not a diet.  It’s a program on how to burn fat and build muscle which will increase your metabolism.  It’s the only fix to the obesity epidemic that faces the world.  You won’t need any pills, drinks or supplements to do it.  It’s not gimmicky, based on a new discovery or requires anything that would be questionable or dangerous.

I can’t guarantee you that this book will fix everything in your life and that you will suddenly be healthy, lean and ripped like a fitness model.  But I honestly think there are some phenomenal ideas in this book that will certainly help you out.  For most people, it boils down to a change in a handful of daily behaviors and a shift in mindset.

Pros:

  • Re-program your mind to develop “auto-pilot” success habits
  • Offers up a diagnosis of the obesity and weight problem
  • Encourages the readers to change mindsets vs. just mindless activity
  • Step by step instructions for modifying your life for this to work
  • Nothing crazy to do or follow; anybody can do this

Cons:

  • Says it’s not for bodybuilders (like me) but it is.  There’s tons of value

I recommend The Body Fat Solution as I feel both personally and professionally that it is of major benefit to anybody looking to get leaner.  While it’s catered to the people struggling with weight loss, truly anybody who’s looking to get as lean as possible will be able to use these steps.

With that, I’d like to do a little something special.  This is your chance to sell your story to me.

THE OFFER:  Tell me in 100-300 words why The Body Fat Solution is something you need, I’d like to send you a copy. A real book, not an ebook, that you can hold in your hands.  Be sure to include your e-mail address within the comment in the spam safe format.  (e.g. marc[at]nobullbodybuilding.com) so that I can communicate with you directly on how to ship 1 copy of The Body Fat Solution to you.  This offer expires whenever I’ve chosen 10 comments on this post.  The 10 winning comments will be selected by me at my discretion.   Winners will be announced on this post in the comments section by me and I will begin contacting those winners individually.

* Please note, I have to order these copies myself and when they arrive, ship them out individually. *

** Your email address in the comments section will only be used by me to contact you personally.  You will not be signed up by me for anything.  **

*** If you aren’t one of the lucky few or you’d rather get multiple copies, keep reading as there’s still ways to get some massive value including bonus material that Tom Venuto is offering AND a sweepstakes entry that doesn’t require the purchase of anything to enter. ***

A FAVOR:  If you have purchased the book and have enjoyed it, would you please do a review of the book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble’s website.  There are many people out there who would rather write a dishonest review of a book they’ve never read.  We both know that you can’t judge a book or a wine bottle by the cover.  If you can, write an honest review.  Positive or negative but only if you’ve read the book of course.

I do wish you the best for 2009.  There’s a lot of interesting things in the works this year and I will try to alert you to the best ones.  And if you haven’t joined me on Facebook as a friend on my page or my tweets on Twitter, be sure to do so to get information fast!

Get your copy of the book everyone is talking about:

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Belly Off: The Trainer

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
Author of The NoBull Bodybuilding Program

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Basic Premise of Critical Thinking

Trust but Verify

Trust but Verify

“The bottom line, and a basic premise of critical thinking, is that authorities don’t matter, the facts do.  All information must be analyzed critically and never accepted blindly.  If the advice comes from people you respect and admire, then listen, but still verify.” ~ Tom Venuto; page 26-27 of The Body Fat Solution

Frankly… I’m finding too many quotes like this in a pre-release copy of Tom Venuto’s The Body Fat Solution.  And while I’m not personally looking to burn excess fat this year, it’s the book of 2009 that needed to be written in a world that desperately needs an Un-Diet mentality.

As I’ve told my podcast listeners before, if you can do just one thing you’ll save yourself so much wasted time and money.  Listen to the experts you pick but verify those facts. Make informed choices when it comes to your life.  I’ve made this all to clear with supplement questions over the last few years.  I’m never too shocked…

When I see “Does X supplement work?” Even after pointing a person to some resources so they can get some facts on their own… they still end up buying.

But back to the point.  If you can make this single quote true in your own fitness quest, no matter who you listen to if it’s me, Tom or any other fitness expert including yourself… I guarantee…

You’ll be saved from the whipsaw action that comes with blindly accepting the next fad or discovery as truth.  Do a little bit of research on your own.

My job for 2009 is the same as always.  To help you learn how to learn and end the frustrations and filter out the noise.

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
Author of The NoBull Bodybuilding Program

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The Body Fat Solution

The Body Fat Solution

The Body Fat Solution

September 30th, 2008

After months of Tom eluding to this hardcover book, he finally gave the scoop.  Not only the scoop but an image of The Body Fat Solution along with a summary of what to expect.  And of course, if you are part of his Burn the Fat Inner Circle (I’m there too) then you will get support for this new book as well as some juicy details well before the launch including some principles he’s going to discuss.

The Body Fat Solution Overview:

In The Body Fat Solution, Venuto outlines the five principles that will retrain your mind and body for automatic success. Determined to help you keep the fat off for good, Tom shows you how to:

• change your vision through manageable goals for indomitable confidence
• eat healthy, delicious food almost unconsciously and shed the pounds effortlessly
• maximize your metabolism to jolt out of plateaus
• reshape your body through lean muscle training for a strong core and toned frame
• invite a supportive social network of friends, family, and mentors to help you achieve your dream for life

What Tom Said:

“I’ve been holding off on making this announcement until everything was 100% official and as of today, it is 100% official…

After 18 months since the initial idea was proposed and after 9 months of writing in earnest, I’ve finished my new book, THE BODY FAT SOLUTION. The manuscript has been officially accepted by Avery, an imprint of Penguin books, a major New York city publishing company.

The publication date is now also official – it will be released on December 26th, 2008 and we will be doing our first major publicity tour the first or second week in January 2009.

The Body Fat Solution is Released! Full details here.

There will be a Body Fat Solution website. However, after a lot of thought, I’ve decided not to start a new community site just for this new book. I will be fully supporting discussion about THE BODY FAT SOLUTION, right here in the Burn The Fat Inner Circle. I figured there should be no reason for you to have to join another site when I can provide support for the book right here.

Now… I have a feeling that I am going to be bombarded with questions, and I’m almost certain that some of the first ones that will come up here in the Inner Circle will include:

* Why another diet or fat loss book?
* Why didn’t you do a muscle building book?
* How is The Body Fat Solution different than Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle?
* How is The Body Fat Solution different from other hard cover weight loss books?
* Is there anything new in The Body Fat Solution that is not already in Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle?

I am going to be answering all these questions and many more next week in a special audio interview with Kyle Battis. I’m not sure if it will be a live teleconference call where you can dial in and listen live, or if Kyle and I will simply record it and post the MP3 here in the site. We will let you know when we finalize that call.

I will be posting more information and previews soon and as Inner Circle members, you will get the inside scoop on everything first and I’m going to be sharing a lot of my new concepts and research with you here exclusively in the Inner Circle.

Stay tuned, I will be posting much more info soon!”

I fully expect an autographed copy Tom!  :-)

The Body Fat Solution is Released! Full details here.

Burn The Fat 2.0

BFFM 2.0Date: Monday, July 14, 2008

Rumor Heard:

This comes straight from the horses’ mouth. Tom Venuto, the author of Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle is said to be working on a new release to BFFM. Subject to change but the new eBook version will be named Burn The Fat 2.0 .

No details yet except it’s going to be a total makeover and true to Tom’s style, updated with the least information about nutrition. This is not related to the hardcover book soon to hit major book retailers by Tom. He’s said to be working on an actual book as well. This guy is one busy fitness expert.

Fat Burn Files Review

As the title of the 260 page ebook says, “10 Revealing, Secret Interviews With A Renegade Fitness Guru.”The Fat Burn Files

This is what makes up the most INFORMATIVE and interesting yet totally unknown book by Tom Venuto. When I got my hands on this thing and printed it out, I about crapped my pants. This is so not the Tom Venuto I was used to reading who created the very popular, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle in 2003.

The Fat Burn Files is not just about losing body fat. It contains some serious hardcore bodybuilding information about building muscle. And not your regular tips and rehash poop you find on every single bodybuilding site.

As you may or may not know, Tom Venuto has done a bang up job marketing Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle but he FAILS miserably when it came to launching this book. Sadly, he’ll be foreced to rely on my blogging skills to get the word out. My apologies Tom. I’m not a copywriter, I’m just a natural bodybuilder myself who’s been kicking himself for a long time for not writing about this sooner.

I’ve read this sucker 10 times now. Interview by interview, question by question and it’s better than anything out there. It’s different and every time I have picked this manual up to read it, I’m frustrated by my lack of skills to write effectively to tell you about it. So I’ll sum it up as best I can. And let me take some words stolen from Big Tom V himself.

You will get answers to questions about functional training versus bodybuilding training, using supersets and high density training for increased fat loss and muscle growth, pros and cons of high intensity interval cardio, secrets of weight training progression, how to maximize recovery and avoid overtraining, how to work around injuries and much, much more!

THE FAT BURN FILES is such a unique collection of information because of the way it reveals everything that DOESN’T work as well as what DOES work for burning fat and gaining muscle… all in a fascinating, entertaining personal interview format.

THE FAT BURN FILES TABLE OF CONTENTS

# Chapter 1: Mission Abdominals – Training and nutrition secrets to burn fat and chisel your six pack abs… plus the telltale warning signs that instantly expose all the diet and weight loss frauds (pgs 8 – 50 – note: A few “insiders” have already seen this interview, and anyone who has already read “mission abdominals” is going to go bananas over the other 9 interviews!)

# Chapter 2: Superstar fat loss tips – Diet, cardio and weight training secrets to get you leaner, faster… learn fat loss tips, fat loss mistakes and Tom’s fat loss advice for getting an overweight actor ready to be a Hollywood action hero (pgs 41 – 58)

# Chapter 3: Extreme and controversial fat loss techniques – Uncover the pros and cons of aggressive, advanced fat loss tactics and hear critiques of current fat loss trends (pgs 60-70)

# Chapter 4: Succeeding in fitness, in business and in life – An exciting new viewpoint on motivation that could hurl you towards total success – more career success, more fitness success, more life success (pgs 72-94)

# Chapter 5: The fat loss guru’s guidelines – Fat loss simplified for daily life… forget the confusing scientific stuff, this is what you actually have to do every day in the real world to get lean (pgs 96-115)

# Chapter 6: All natural bodybuilding and fat loss secrets – how to get a movie star, fitness model or bodybuilder physique without drugs, pills or plastic surgery (pgs 118-144)

# Chapter 7: The bodybuilder’s method to maximum muscle and minimum fat – What every man and woman can learn from bodybuilders about losing weight and gaining muscle (pgs 146-166)

# Chapter 8: Overcoming fat loss and muscle building challenges – How to triumph over adversity and achieve your biggest fitness goals, this year, no matter what! (pgs 168-192)

# Chapter 9: Inside the life and mind of a natural bodybuilder – Street-smart diet, training, lifestyle and mental toughness strategies – a fascinating look at how an elite-level body is really developed (pgs 194- 222)

# Chapter 10: A Dissertation In Muscle Mass Construction – a PhD exercise physiologist picks Tom’s brain for his best nutrition and training strategies to pack on the lean muscle (pgs 224 – 249)

If you think you’ve seen all this before, I can assure you that you have not. I get excited about certain books that have genuinely changed my life. Burn the Fat was one, I won’t lie. This is the second one. It’s not a book on training but it has training concepts that are discussed. It’s not a book you just read page for page to figure out how to calculate your diet. There’s others for that.

The Fat Burn Files are 10 revealing interviews written in an honest, hard hitting questions with answers style never before seen by a 20+ year veteran of the sport. I guarantee if you read this cover to cover, you’ll be as shocked and as excited as I was when I read it for the first time.

As Tom says himself, “Don’t let the name (THE FAT BURN FILES) lead you to thinking that this ebook is only about burning fat. This new ebook is also a book about gaining muscle!”

Tom Venuto talking hardcore bodybuilding and building muscle? Put an end to all the lame game “lift heavy and get big” retoric you see. I guarantee you if you are reading a book that only talks about lifting heavy weight and stuffing your face with food.. it was written by somebody with less than 5 years of training and is under 30 years old! They don’t know JACK…

Seriously, this thing is that good.

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