Basic Training

WHAT TO EXPECT WEEK BY WEEK: Week 1: Without a doubt, the most crucial week of the entire program as you get accustomed to this demanding schedule and settling into a consistent exercise program. This is the first step towards getting into the best shape of your life—it’s up to you! Remember to take your […]

1000 Sit ups And Crunches A Day And Still No Abs!

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: I have been working out for around a year now and I cannot get my lower abs into any type of shape. Despite doing 900 various crunches, ab roller, and 100 sit-ups four days a week, along with running and my regular workout on the weights, I still […]

Amount Of Cardio Required To Lose Fat?

Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: I just read an article in a bodybuilding magazine that said all you need to lose fat is three days a week on a cardio machine for twenty minutes. It said that low intensity, long duration cardio workouts are not the best way to lose fat and that […]

How Good Can I Look As I Grow Older?

A timeless question, and a timely answer! Your Questions Answered By Tom Venuto Question: Do you believe that women like myself, at the age of 43, can firm up just as much as girls at 20 or 30 years of age? I don’t need to lose weight, although I would like to believe that by […]

Nothing Beats A Great Pair Of Legs!!!

In gyms around the world, nothing is feared or ignored more often than intense leg training. How often have you seen someone with a Herculean upper body mismatched with legs that would embarrass an ostrich? Nothing demands your attention more than a massive set of legs, but how many of us are willing to put […]

How To Build More Muscle In Less Time With Supersets

By Tom Venuto, CSCS Wouldn’t it be great if there was a safe and natural way to build more muscle in a shorter period of time? In this day and age of exercise gimmicks and quick fix solutions, most smart bodybuilders would be skeptical if they heard such a claim. But guess what? Such an […]

The Joy of Natural Bodybuilding

Why I chose NOT to take steroids or performance enhancing drugs and why you should stay natural too. By Tom Venuto, lifetime natural bodybuilder Many people choose not to take drugs for fear of health consequences. Although this may be a legitimate concern depending on the degree and duration of drug use, this is not […]

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