Friday, October 1, 2010

Last Day for FREE Bonuses with Holy Grail

Any time a new fitness, fat loss or body transformation program is released, you can’t help but to ask yourself…

What makes this than any different than any other program, book or seminar that’s already out there?

Usually, the answer is “not much.”

But this week, something very unique and interesting was released:

Tom Venuto’s new “Holy Grail system.”

Tom is the guy that wrote “Burn the fat, Feed the muscle”, which is considered a fat loss classic. He’s also a writer for Men’s Fitness, he’s been seen in Oprah magazine, he’s written national and #1 Amazon bestsellers, and as a natural bodybuilder, he’s one of the guys who really walks the walk (just check out his abs!).

So what’s any different about his new program?

Tom says, This is the new – and only – program that teaches you how to:

a) Gain muscle without gaining fat (no bulking up, just lean muscle)

b) Lose fat without losing muscle

c) Gain muscle while losing fat at the same time (the “holy grail” of fitness goals)

As part of his new program release promotion, all week long

Tom has been giving away 4 limited-time bonuses worth $114.80, but the offer ends tonite at midnight at:

Holy Grail

BONUS #1: Extreme And Controversial Fat Loss Techniques (Ebook $19.95 value)

Cardio on an empty stomach? Eat less at night? Ketogenic diets? Very high protein? Low calorie rapid fat loss diets? High volume cardio? No food after cardio?

These are just a handful of the controversial rapid fat loss techniques that are analyzed for risks versus benefits in this revealing 27-page report. Read this and find out (a) if these methods work at all and (b) if they work, are they also too risky for you?

BONUS #2: Super Lean Seminar – Secrets Of Achieving Very Low Body Fat (Audio MP3 and ebook Transcripts $49.95 value)

Get Tom's “Secret Weapon” strategies for reaching super-low body fat and dropping those last 10 stubborn pounds. Find out how the “anti starvation hormone” prevents you from getting lean, how to boost the “good hormones” naturally, how to break any fat loss plateau, advanced “peaking methods” to look “super-lean” for photo shoots or contests, which 2 natural herbs eliminate water retention and make your muscles look more defined overnight and much more.

BONUS #3: The Science Of Goal Achievement – 10 Secrets of Subconscious Mind Power and 7 Secrets of Scientific Goal Setting (e-book, 55 pages, $29.95 value)

Most people try to force changes with willpower, but willpower doesn’t last. Subconscious mind power is the real secret to putting healthy eating and training habits on automatic pilot:

Using just 1 of the 10 subconscious secrets could help you bust old habits and create permanent behavior change

BONUS #4: How To Measure Your Body Fat In The Privacy Of Your Own Home (ebook) $19.95 value)

It’s NOT just about the scale. What’s more important is your body composition – your ratio of muscle to fat. Many people are losing muscle and they don’t even realize it, because they don’t know how to measure it. This e-book will teach you a simple 2-minute test you can use to measure your body fat at home… If you start measuring your progress the right way, you can lose 100% pure fat!

When you get the Holy Grail program today, you get all 4 of these bonuses, (seriously good info, valued at $114.80) for FREE!!!

(last day! don’t miss!)

Holy Grail

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Holy Grail FAQ's

I know there has been a lot of questions regarding Tom Venuto's new ebook, "The Holy Grail Body Transformation," so I asked Tom to answer a lot of the common questions.

I just bought the book and got all of Tom's FREE bonuses last night (bonuses run out Friday).  I'm still in the midst of reading it, but I really like what I've read so far.  For those of you that are still skeptical I plan to start The Holy Grail next week and post weekly reviews/updates of my progress.

Until then, here's Tom's FAQ's:

The Holy Grail Body Transformation

Q: What is overall premise behind the Holy Grail body transformation? specifically, what makes it possible that you could actually put on lean muscle while losing fat at the same time?

A: The Holy grail is a nutrition and training system based on cyclical dieting - by planning periods of positive calorie balance and periods of negative energy balance you shift into and out of muscle building and fat burning.

The net result over time is better body composition - more muscle and less fat.

The program also shifts within-day calorie balance by providing more calories at specific times around workouts and this type of nutrient timing has a very anabolic (muscle-building effect).

(also if you eat more at certain times, the food almost never gets stored as fat, so in the holy grail, "timing is everything")

Last but not least, everything in the program is designed to optimize hormones which improve "nutrient partitioning" (which is WHERE nutrients go - into fat or into muscle) so the holy grail helps direct nutrients into muscle cells and pull fat out of fat cells.

All of this is pretty darn exciting if you ask me!

Q: Does this program work for women?

Absolutely. In fact, one of the big differences between the Holy Grail and other muscle gain programs is it avoids the classical muscle gain program problem: gaining fat along with the muscle, aka "bulking up."

Many women DO want to gain some muscle (even if they call it muscle "tone"), but I don't know any women who want to get bulky.  The Holy grail helps you develop lean muscle not bulk.

Q: Do we learn with the holy grail how to get a body "Brad Pitt Style?" I want to make sure not to look as a typical weightlifter and end up like Arnold in Pumping Iron. I prefer a slim look so I can buy normal looking clothes.

A: The huge pro bodybuilders at the highest level typically use steroids and other drugs, so the average person gets the wrong idea about the type of muscle size you can realistically achieve.

Holy grail is a NATURAL program so getting humongous is not going to happen anyway.

As for brad pitt in fight club or TROY physique - that is a lot closer to what most guys want. Since the Holy grail
program does NOT put you on bulking phases, you gain only lean body mass and you only gain the amount you want.

This way you look good all year round (no "fat season" where you need two sets of clothes), you look good out of clothes, and you fit in and look good in nice clothes too.

Q: Does this program require a lot of time in the gym? I'm VERY interested in trying to gain some muscle while losing fat, but I don't have a lot of time to spare.

The training program that comes with the Holy Grail program is called T.N.B workout - and you can do it on a traditional schedule that could be as much as 4 days a week for up to an hour.

However, for people who are very busy, I teach several tricks in the program for abbreviating the workouts so you can get almost equal results in half the time. (I'm not saying its easier, it's just more condensed)

I show you how to (1) change the split routine to take fewer workouts per week, (2) cut back the exercises that will produce lower anabolic response and keep the ones that give most bang for the buck

Then I give you a "periodiziation plan" for your training where the intensity increases with each workout, and as long as you train hard, then you can get amazing result from just 3
brief weight workouts a week.

Q Tom, you're getting prolific! What is the difference between all your books and which one should I get (YES! I want to gain muscle and lose fat)

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (BFFM)?
The Holy Grail?

A:  BFFM is a fat loss program - is not a muscle building program per se. BFFM is better for people with a lot of weight to lose. It's also good for people who are already lean and want to go all the way to 'ripped' because there
is a more advanced "contest level" plan in BFFM.

BFFM is the most comprehensive fat loss nutrition program that has been published in the last 10 years. people call it "the bible of fat loss nutrition."

This new holy grail program is primarily about:

1) how to gain muscle while losing fat at the same time
2) how to gain muscle without gaining fat

So  the Holy Grail assumes that gaining at least *some* muscle is one of your goals.

Get the Grail + $114.80 in FREE bonuses:

Q:  I was told by a nutritionist that I cannot improve my Body mass index (BMI) because of my age and hormones. I'm 47 and female. Are they right?

A:  Fire your nutritionist. Why would you work with someone who says you can't improve? Also, forget BMI. The holy grail is about body composition - improving muscle to fat ratio, not worrying just about scale weight or government standards.

As for age and hormones in your 40's - EVERYONE can improve upon themselves at any age and I think 40-something is still young (I am forty-something you know).  Some of the BEST body transformations we saw in our recent fitness contest were from 40-somethings and we had  finalists in their 50s and 60s.

I will post some of their before and after photos on the website tonite so I can show them to you tomorrow. I'll let you know when they're up (VERY motivating!)

Q: How long does your program last? 6 weeks? 12 weeks? what kind of results could we expect in that time?

A: There's no specified time frame. Conceivably, you could use the holy grail techniques as briefly or as long as you need  to in order to reach your goals.

We've sponsored a body transformation contest that ran 49 days and in just that short 49 day period, our contestants achieved absolutely amazing results. You can see some of those original before and afters on the website at

In a longer period like 12-14 weeks, you could COMPLETELY transform your body composition and look like a different person; thats what happens when you gain muscle AND lose fat:

If you just lose fat, you sometimes end up looking like a smaller version of yourself. With holy grail your body composition transforms.

Get the Grail + $114.80 in FREE bonuses:

Q:  I have your first book, BFFM and while I used it and it worked great for me, I started a new job and I now find it almost impossible to eat 5 or 6 times a day like a bodybuilder. But since I stopped following your BFFM (sorry Tom), I have put the weight back around my belly, which is extremely frustrating and demoralising because I
was in such good shape in my BFFM days.

I want to lose the belly and also gain some muscle so your promise of doing both intrigued me, but I am currently doing three meals a day and I'm wondering if this goal is possible with only 3 meals a day?

A: 4-6 smaller meals per day is in my opinion, still the "best practice" particularly on muscle-building programs, because there are higher calorie days and spreading out the intake makes it easier for most people to hit the protein and calorie targets.

That said, yes you can cut back to fewer meals a day (3-4 m or 3 m + snacks or 3m + post workout drink)... provided you hit your daily macro and calorie needs. You have to hit your daily targets.

If you do cut back your meal frequency, then the nutrient timing part of the Holy Grail program (particularly as it relates to food timing around workouts) will be especially important for you.

Q: Is the holy grail available in hard cover and CD?

A: The holy grail program is fully downloadable - the 109 page manual is a PDF ebook and the audios are MP3s.  This program is not available in stores - exclusively at the grail website

Q: What if your program doesn't work for me?

Then you don't pay a cent. You get 60 days to try it and that is MORE than enough time to see it work for you. If it doesn't work to your total satisfaction, you get a complete refund, no questions asked, no hard feelings.

I do have more questions I can answer, but that's all I have time for now. If you have a question that wasn't answered here, let me know and I'll add more answers to the list.

Thats it for now. 

Be sure to Get the Grail before our
special offer ends this week ($114.80 in FREE bonuses):

train hard and expect success!

Tom venuto

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Radical Fitness Contest Results!

Almost everyone knows about the biggest loser - that reality show/ weight t loss contest on TV where overweight people people drop ridiculous amounts of weight – like 15 or 20 lbs in a week, and 150 or 200 lbs by the time the show is over.
Earlier this year, Tom Venuto and the guys at over at the Burn the Fat websites completed their first ever body transformation challenge contest.  But their contest was NOTHING like the biggest loser.  In fact, Josh Ketter, the overall men’s winner, and Ryan Cochrane, one of the finalists, only lost a pound.
Now, you must be thinking, “what the heck kind of weird body transformation contest were they running where the winner and the finalists only drop a pound?"  Well, it would seem weird if you thought that success at body transformation meant dropping weight on the scale. But did you ever stop to think about the difference between fat weight and muscle weight?
Think about it – if those contestants on the biggest loser gain muscle – they get penalized, right?  Shouldn’t contestants be REWARDED for gaining muscle as well as burning fat?
That’s the problem with weight loss contests today and with a lot of popular diet and fitness programs – they’re obsessed with scale weight but they don’t pay any attention to body composition (the fat-to-muscle ratio).
Of course, some of the contestants in that contest did drop a lot of fat – 15, 20, even 25 lbs in only 50 days. But the person who dropped the most pounds was NOT necessarily voted as the winner.
The winners were chosen because they made tremendous improvements in their body composition, even though their scale weight didn’t change that much. Josh lost 8 pounds of fat and gained 7 pounds of muscle in just 50 days.  He only lost a pound on the scale because the muscle weight replaced the fat weight.
Ryan Cochrane lost 8 pounds of fat while gaining 7.7 lbs of muscle in 50 days. His weight hardly changed.
Sarah kensington actually GAINED a pound, from 119 to 120 but her body fat decreased from 19% to a ripped 12.6%. Thats a 7.9 pound GAIN in lean body mass and a 7 pound loss of body fat – remarkable for a MAN, almost unheard of for a woman!
You could see from their before and after photos that even though their weight changed by less than a pound, they TOTALLY TRANSFORMED THEIR BODIES!
Maybe you’re thinking, “wait a minute, I thought it was impossible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same
time? Don’t you need a calorie deficit to burn fat and a calorie surplus to build muscle?”
Well, yes and no. Calories do matter, but according to fat loss expert Tom Venuto, the guy who sponsored the recent body transformation contest, it’s much more complicated than that because of things like hormonal fluctuations and “energy partitioning.”
It was these “unusual” contest results that prompted Tom to dig into the scientific research on concurrent muscle gain and fat loss and create a new program around it that he calls:
The program was just released at:
The Holy Grail Of Fitness
It’s refreshing that Tom does not B.S. you about about the kind of results you can get. In fact, he clearly
states that losing fat while simultaneously gaining muscle is the most difficult goal to achieve.
That’s why people call it the “holy grail”; because it’s so elusive.
But “difficult” doesn’t mean “impossible.”  It’s totally possible to lose fat while gaining muscle at the same time, if you have the right plan.  You may have heard this subject debated before on blogs or discussion forums. Those debates probably left you confused and not sure what to believe either.
This new “Holy Grail” program sets the record straight
 The Holy Grail Of Fitness
It’s impressively referenced with peer-reviewed research and frankly, it just makes sense.
Most people are skeptical about this at first. Butwhen you see BOTH; real-world case studies AND the scientific proof, it makes you want to stop and take a look.
Since this program was just released, Tom is has a great offer going until this Friday, where you have the chance to grab 4 Limited-Time Bonuses:
BONUS #1:  Extreme And Controversial Fat Loss Techniques (Ebook)
BONUS #2:  Super Lean – Secrets Of Achieving Very Low Body Fat
(Audio MP3 Seminar and Transcript)
BONUS #3:  The Science Of Goal Achievement – 10 Secrets of
Subconscious Mind Power and 7 Secrets of Scientific Goal Setting
BONUS #4:  How To Measure Your Body Fat In The Privacy Of Your Own Home
To learn more about achieving the “holy grail” of all body transformation goals – and to claim your extra bonuses, just go to:
This program is certain to be another long-time best seller, but the offer for the extra bonuses ends this Friday, October 1st, so be sure to take a look before the offer expires:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Are You Sabotaging Your Body?!?

I have another FREE report for you!

This is another one from Tom Venuto.  It's his 4th and FINAL FREE report before he releases his new product call "Holy Grail Body Transformation" tomorrow at 8am EST.

Body Transformation Mistakes

Inside this FREE report , you’ll discover:

* The short-cut to bypassing weeks, months or even years or frustratingly slow progress and
reach your fat loss, muscle-building or body-shaping goals faster than you ever thought possible
* Other people have already cracked the code on body transformation… see how you can easily “copy and paste” the mental and physical success strategies of those who already succeeded (why re-invent the wheel?)
* How to find the one “bottleneck” that’s been choking off your progress for months or years…and how to fix it

Friday, September 24, 2010

How to Never Lose Muscle While Trying to Burn Fat

I love the muscle on my body.  Problem is, I have a layer of fat over it!  Ideally I would want to lose all of the fat and none of the muscle.  It's pretty hard, but I think I've found the report to show us how to do it!!

Below, you’ll see the download link  for the NEWEST & FREE body transformation report just released by Tom Venuto:
Never Lose Muscle: The Holy Grail Method for 100% Pure Fat Loss
This is a controversial subject (do you lose muscle from dieting…if so, why?… and how to you STOP it?)
Tom tackles this controversy head on and reveals:
*  The top 3 muscle-retaining factors that determine whether you’ll lose muscle or keep your muscle on a fat loss diet (they are very simple, but you can’t dispute their truth or importance)
* 13 NEW fat loss research discoveries from scientists at the National Institute of Health and how you can use them to lose more fat without losing muscle
* Why overweight people have totally different physiologies than lean people or even people with “average” body fat… and why you MUST adjust your nutrition according to your current body fat level
* The New Rules of Cutting Calories: if you’re still cutting “500 calories a day to lose 1 pound per week” or cutting“1000 calories per day to lose 2 pounds per week” you might be completely sabotaging yourself .. find out why!
The report is available as a PDF download here and is FREE:
Never Lose Muscle: The Holy Grail Method for 100% Pure Fat Loss
If you missed out on Tom Venuto's other FREE reports, here they are:
Free Report #1:
The Holy Grail Revealed: How to Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time
Free Report #2
The End Of Bulking

Free Report #3

Never Lose Muscle: The Holy Grail Method for 100% Pure Fat Loss

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Is it Really Possible to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle at the Same Time?

“How can I gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?” That’s right up there with “How do I get six pack abs” as one of the most frequently asked fitness questions of all time. The problem is, when you ask it, you get all kinds of conflicting answers – even from experts who are supposed to know these things. So what’s the deal? Is it really possible to lose fat and build muscle simultaneously?

Short answer: Yes it’s possible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.
Long answer: It’s difficult and it’s complicated, unless you really know what you’re doing. Allow me to explain….

First we have the issue of whether you really lose fat and gain muscle at the “same time.”

Well, yes, if your definition of the “same time” is say, a month or 12 weeks. But in that case, you’re probably not gaining muscle at the “same time” literally speaking, as in, right now this very moment you are reading this, or 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for months in a row.

The best explanation for what’s really happening is that you alternate between periods of caloric surplus (anabolism) and caloric deficit (catabolism) and the net result is a gain in muscle and a loss in body fat.
You see, if you stay in a calorie surplus, it’s the body’s natural tendency for body fat and lean body mass to go up together. And if you stay in a calorie deficit, it’s your body’s natural tendency for body fat and lean body mass to go down together.

There may be exceptions, but the general rule is that it is usually very difficult to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time – the mechanisms are mostly antagonistic to one another. When big increases in muscle and big decreases in fat are seen at the same time, it’s almost always the result of “unusual conditions” – I call them X factors.

The 4 X-Factors

1.  “Training Age” .

Ever hear of “newbie gains?” The less trained your body is and the further you are from your genetic potential, the easier it is to gain muscle. The reverse is also true – an advanced bodybuilder with 20 years experience would be thrilled just to gain a few pounds of solid dry muscle in a year!

2.  Muscle Memory.

It’s easier to regain muscle you’ve lost than it is to gain new muscle in the first place (ergo, the fat out of shape semi retired bodybuilder who starts training again and blows up and gets ripped “overnight”).

3. Genetics (or somatotype).

Ever heard of the “genetic freak?” That’s the dude who sprouts muscle like weeds even when he’s on the “50-50 diet” (50% McDonald’s and 50% pizza)… and he never gets fat. (That dude chose the right parents!)

4. Drugs.

 It would stun (or sadden) you if you knew how many people take performance and physique-enhancing drugs. I’m not just talking about pro bodybuilders, I’m talking about “Joe six pack” in the gym – not to mention those fitness models you idolize in the magazines. How did some of them get large muscle gains with concurrent fat loss? Chemicals.

I’m not a gambling man, but I’ll place a wager on this any day: I’ll bet that in 99% of the cases of large muscle gains with concurrent large fat losses, one or more of these x factors were present.

That’s not all! There are actually 5 more X factors related to your body composition and diet status (the X2 factors). Tom Venuto talks about these in  his new program, the Holy Grail Body Transformation System.  More on that later.

So you’re not a beginner, you don’t take roids, you’re not a genetic freak and you have no muscle memory to take advantage of. Are you S.O.L? Well, I do want you to be realistic about your goals, but…

There IS a way for the average person to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.

The Secret: You have to change your “temporal perspective!”

Traditionally nutritionists and fitness pros have only looked at calorie balance in terms of 24 hour periods. At midnight, you could tally up the calories like a shopkeeper closing out his register, and if the balance were positive, you’d say you were in a surplus for the day. If the balance were negative, you’d say you were in a deficit for the day.

But it’s entirely possible that you might pass through periods of “within-day” surplus where you were in a highly anabolic state (for example, you eat the biggest, highest carb meal of the day after your workout), and you were in a deficit the rest of the day.

Furthermore, exercise changes everything. certain types of training will alter your hormones and physiological response to how you handle calories and nutrients.

If you did intense weight training, and you timed your nutrient intake just right, isn’t it possible that you could gain a small amount of muscle during those anabolic hours, while losing fat the rest of the day? Granted it might only be grams or ounces – but what if you kept that up for a week? A month? Three months?

As you pan out and look at the bigger picture, what if most days of the week you were in a deficit for the entire day, and on some days of the week you were in a surplus? If so, then isn’t it possible that over the course of the week, you’d have a small net gain of muscle and loss of body fat as a result of the caloric fluctuation?

These within-day and within-week phases are what I refer to in Tom's new body transformation program as nutritional microcycles and mesocycles. If you also had a primary goal with a longer term focus of several months, say 12 weeks or 16 weeks, that would be a nutritional macrocycle.

What I’ve just described is nutritional periodization. Some people call it cyclical dieting. It’s where you manipulate your calories (primarily by fluctuating carbohydrate intake, hence “carb cycling”) in order to intentionally zig zag your way through periods of surplus and deficit.

The end result: muscle gain and fat loss during the same time period!

I know that someone out there is having a hissy fit because I’ve only talked about calories: deficits and surpluses. Rightfully so. Calories matter but there’s more to it than calories – most importantly, hormones and “nutrient partitioning.”

If you’re in a calorie deficit you are going to pull energy from your body. The question is: From WHERE? If your hormones are out of whack because you’re eating crap and you’re living an unhealthy lifestyle, you could lose more muscle than fat in a deficit and gain almost pure fat, not muscle, in a surplus!

But WHAT IF you could manipulate within day energy balance, use nutritional periodization AND control your hormones with food and lifestyle strategies?

NOW we are seeing how concurrent muscle gain and fat loss are starting to look possible!

Make no mistake – concurrent muscle gain and fat loss is a difficult goal to achieve. It’s the “Holy Grail of Fitness Goals.” 

The good news: difficult does not mean impossible. Or as George Santayana said, “The difficult is that which can be done immediately, the impossible, that which takes a little longer.”

If you’d like to learn more about losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time, Tom Venuto just recorded a fantastic introduction to the subject in a one hour interview and you can get it for free as a gift from Tom's new website because I want to get the word out about his brand new  Holy Grail Body Transformation System.

In Tom's new program, you’ll hear all the details about nutritional periodization, cyclical dieting, hormonal manipulation, within day energy balance, nutrient partitioning, AND the all the X factors, including the 5 “X2-Factors” – which are the keys to gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time.

You’ll also get Tom's new “TNB” training system, which was originally published as a workout in Men’s Fitness magazine. Then he expanded it into a total program that has never been seen before except in my member’s only inner circle.

Tom's new free report that you can download now in MP3 and PDF (transcript) is available for a limited time this week over at The Holy Grail website. It’s a great introduction to the program and you’ll pick up some great tips just from this free report alone.

Download your Free “Holy Grail Body Transformation Revealed” report!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Do You Have To Gain Fat to Gain Muscle?!?!

Below is a guest blog from my friend, Tom Venuto:
Tom is one of the all-time experts in fat loss, body-building and improving body composition. This is great stuff from Tom, as always (and free stuff is always cool!)
It’s so darn frustrating! Most people GAIN FAT when they try to gain muscle!
The worst part is that “the experts” tell you that you HAVE TO gain fat to gain muscle. It’s sheer nonsense!
In this F-R-E-E report I show you the EXACT reasons why most people gain fat when they try to gain muscle and how you can stay lean and KEEP YOUR ABS showing - even when you’re gaining muscular bodyweight.

This information on how to gain SOLID LEAN MUSCLE is not based on guesswork or theory… this system comes from research – AND from actual real-life trials and tribulations (mine!)
Get Your Copy of My F-R-E-E Report, “The End of Bulking"
Inside, You’ll Discover:
* Why almost all traditional methods of gaining muscle make you fat… and how you can add lean mass while staying lean ALL YEAR ROUND!
* The 7 pitfalls of the old “bulking and cutting” method and the 10 new “Holy Grail Body Transformation” methods for gaining rock-solid fat-free muscle.
* Why women need these new muscle-building methods even more than men!(hundreds are already using this system to build sleek, lean, feminine muscular bodies, without looking “bulky”)
Follow my lead and learn from my past mistakes by downloading my FREE report. Just enter your email and you’ll get INSTANT ACCESS:
Be sure to check out Tom’s newest F-R-E-E manual HERE: