Your Questions Answered by Tom Venuto Question: How do you draw the line between striving to attain perfect fitness and excellent health without being a compulsive or perfectionist in the process? Can this be done? We all know that perfectionism is not a desirable human trait because to be perfect is to not be human […]

Different Training for Different Body Types

By Lori Braun I am a Mesomorph It is important for you to stick to the basics until you get to know how your body responds to weight training. People do not respond the same exact way to training and what works for one type will not necessarily work for another. One method of categorizing […]

Tricep Workout

What could be worse than having flabby triceps? Maybe a big fat gut! But that’s another article altogether! Contemporary clothing emphasizes body hugging fabrics and sleeveless designs for both men and women. Face it, if you are out of shape, you just won’t look good in today’s fashions and you won’t feel very comfortable strolling […]

How Do I Become A Personal Trainer?

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: I am writing to you because I have been thinking about changing careers. I have always been interested in health and fitness. Both of my sisters are nurses, but while I really like helping people and seeing them healthy, I think it would be easier for a person […]

Is There A Way To Get Rid of Muscle?

Dear Tom, Is there any way to get rid of muscle? I was a track runner for 13 years and in combination with genetics, my legs are huge and overpower my shape. I’m 5’3″, 143 lbs. and my body fat is around 16%. The middle of my thigh measures 23″ and my waist is 27″. […]

Tried And True Methods For Reducing Muscle Soreness?

Your Questions Answered by Tom Venuto Question: Do you know of any tried and true methods to reduce the muscle soreness that comes a day or two after your workouts? Is there a supplement or some kind of exercise I can do? have recently read about using dextrose in 1 liter of water immediately after […]

How Can I Lose The Fat Off My Butt?

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: I was wondering what kind of exercise I can do to get rid of the fat right above my butt (Between butt and hips). Nothing I do seems to help. Can you please help me? Answer: No exercise will burn fat off one particular area of the body. […]

Gaining Muscle And Losing Fat At The Same Time

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: What is a good diet to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time? Answer: Losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time is possible, but it is the most difficult goal to accomplish and it is a very slow and inefficient process. It is common […]

What Are The Best Lat Exercises?

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question:I would like to know what your opinion is of Charles Poliquin’s book on strength training and also what the best basic lat exercises are. My lats are a weak point and need some additional training. I’m not sure whether lat pulls or pull-ups are more effective and have […]

20 Weeks To A Champion Physique

Question: I’m 31 years old and in great shape. I have been working out with a combination of free weights and machines for about 6 years. About a year ago I decided to really engross myself in a serious routine to boost my physical development as well as confidence. Upon searching the web I stumbled […]