Tom Venuto

Tom Venuto
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Tom has been involved with fitness since 1989. His book "Burn the fat, feed the muscle" and articles have been featured in many large online sites.


Hi, my name is Tom Venuto and thanks for visiting my bio page, where you can learn everything you want to know about me, why you should listen to me, and more importantly, how I can help you reach your fitness, bodybuilding or fat loss goals, faster and more efficiently, without unnecessary supplements or dangerous drugs.

I'm glad that you're curious to read about my credentials, because with the ease of self-publishing on the Internet, (along with a lot of slick marketing), it has become more and more difficult to tell apart the legitimate experts from the self proclaimed "gurus" on the web today.

When you're looking on the Internet for information you can trust to help you achieve the body of your dreams, you have to be careful these days. Check for education, certification, experience and of course, a great track record of results from satisfied clients. I'm confident that after you see my credentials below, you will agree that I meet all these criteria and more, and I hope you will give me the opportunity to help you along in your own fitness journey.

Competitive Bodybuilder And Fitness Industry Expert Since 1989.

I've been bodybuilding since 1983 and competing since 1989. I've been involved in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, health club owner/manager, nutrition consultant, and freelance writer since 1988. I began publishing health and fitness information on the internet in 1999. For many years, I was also co-owner and operator of Empire Fitness Club, a health club chain with locations in New Jersey and New York, which had over eleven thousand members at four locations. I currently still work as a consultant for the health club industry and I am a full-time author and publisher. As you can see, I've worked in almost every aspect of the fitness industry and bodybuilding and fitness has been my entire life's work - it's all I've ever done.

I've been recognized by magazine editors and industry experts as one of the nation's leading authorities on fat loss and natural bodybuilding. My education includes a degree in exercise science and two certifications; "Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist" (CSCS) and “Certified Personal Trainer” from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). I’m also a current member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN).

Author Of The Best-Selling Fitness E-book In Internet History

My e-book Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle, is often referred to by my readers as "The Fat Loss Bible," and is one of the best selling ebooks in Internet history, rated by as the #1 fitness and #1 diet ebook in the world. This program has successful followers in more than 136 countries all across the globe. (You can get more information about Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle at

Tom Venuto's Content

Does HIIT Or Steady State Cardio Burn More Fat?
Is HIIT cardio really 9 times more effective at burning fat than steady state cardio? Absolutely not. This article takes a deeper look into the science behind the debate.
83K Reads 8 Comments
How Rapid Fat Loss Impacts Muscle Retention
For years the bodybuilding community has backed the notion that losing more than 1.5 to 2 pounds of fat per week will result in muscle loss. Find out if this is true.
57.4K Reads 6 Comments
The Truth About Eating At Night & Fat Loss
Fat loss expert Tom Venuto analyzes the impact of late night carb consumption, and discusses why the concept of energy balance over a 24 hour period might be flawed.
46.7K Reads 6 Comments
Fit man preparing food in the kitchen
Learn the pros and cons of eating frequent muscle building meals, and why Tom Venuto doesn't like the idea of starving and bingeing and banking calories.
30.1K Reads 6 Comments
Did You Inherit Fat Genes? The Truth About Biology & Body Fat
Are you a prisoner of genetics, or do you stand a fighting chance to lose fat? Tom Venuto discusses the 3 body types and what you can do to combat "limitations."
28.9K Reads 6 Comments
Food Proximity, Temptation And Fat Loss
It sounds obvious to say avoid food, but from a scientific standpoint avoidance goes a long way in helping to control weight gain - perhaps 12 pounds a year, or more.
21.4K Reads 0 Comments
Calories In Calories Out And Deficit Dieting
Fat loss guru Tom Venuto presents his number one fat loss tip to help you reach your weight loss goals: exercise, but most importantly focus on achieving a calorie deficit.
31.9K Reads 7 Comments
Late Night Eating: Weight Gain Facts And Myths
Should you eat less at night to help control weight gain? Tom Venuto explains why there might be something to this common belief, and a reason to avoid night carbs.
45.5K Reads 4 Comments
Cardio and Fat Loss
Are you grinding out hours of cardio without seeing weight loss results? Tom Venuto presents the facts behind fat loss, cardio and calorie intake.
32K Reads 4 Comments
close up 6 pack abs
How low do you have to take your body fat levels to see visible abs? Tom Venuto tells you what constitutes lean, very lean and ripped.
243.6K Reads 17 Comments
Top 10 Bonehead Workout Mistakes
Tom Venuto tells you how to avoid bonehead mistakes, and provides you with 10 kick butt training tips.
43.1K Reads 15 Comments
Fat man drinking beer
Does drinking increasing the size of your waist? Learn the surprising answers, and 7 suggestions to better manage your alcohol drinking and diet program.
323.2K Reads 29 Comments
Should You Count Calories For Weight Loss?
Should you count calories, count fat grams, and count protein for fat loss? Should you use portions sizes? Learn how to lose weight and stay sane!
22.1K Reads 4 Comments
Woman doing crunches on an ab mat in a gym.
Want great abs? Desperate for a shredded six pack? Tom Venuto shares his ab secrets, and provides specific workout plans and nutritional guidance.
712.4K Reads 137 Comments
Fish Oil Supplements And Fat Loss
Does supplementing with fish oil help with fat loss? And if so, just how much fat can you expect to lose by taking fish oil?
36.5K Reads 2 Comments
Top 10 Fat Burning Foods
Tom Venuto presents you with 40 fat-fighting foods. These fruits, veggies, proteins and grains that will help you become, or remain leaner. Eat the foods to reach your goals!
599.5K Reads 50 Comments
The Greatest Quad Builder Exercise!
If you want huge legs, you squat...OR... you do THIS leg exercise - that almost no one wants to do because its one of the hardest of them all.
12.4K Reads 1 Comment
Build a Bigger Chest in 3-4 Workouts or Less
Tom Venuto explains how you can get a bigger chest in under four weeks using his chest workout.
271.8K Reads 21 Comments
What Are The Ideal Body Measurements?
Find out what the ideal measurements are for a natural bodybuilder or a classical muscular male physique.
1.2M Reads 42 Comments
What Happens When Fat Is Burned?
The incredible shrinking fat cell, what really happens to fat when it's burned? Tom Venuto explains how the fat burning process works in detail.
288.4K Reads 31 Comments
The Truth About Counting Food Calories
Do you really need to record everything you eat to lose weight? Can you eat "anything" and still shed the fat? These questions answered.
26.1K Reads 4 Comments
Posted on: Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:56

Hey Tom, question, I lost about 100 pounds, i'm 5'9 133 pounds, I still can't manage to get rid of the cellulite I have on my thighs, any suggestions?

Posted on: Tue, 11/27/2012 - 01:49

hi tom, can you help me with this. What if i do cardio daily for 20 minutes instead of 30 - 45 minutes at 85% of my target zone?

Posted on: Mon, 08/13/2012 - 08:25

I tom
Your articles are Very pertinent. About fixing goal can you help me? I'm 45 and I want participate to an amateur bodybuilding competition in 5 years!!! I trained my self for 2 years now and I have a hard time fixingoal for the 5 ears that separate my achievment . I'm 5'9,176 pounds and 18%+/- of body fat. So how can I fixe objectifs like year 1,2,3... Thanks for helping me