My goal during the next 14 weeks is to release 4 pounds of fat from my body and gain 6 pounds of muscle. It’s not an easy task to burn fat and build muscle at the same time and it’s actually quite a controversial subject.
As controversial as it is, it’s a topic that comes up frequently as it is truly the most coveted body transformation goal and for good reason. The last thing that you want to do when burning fat is to lose precious muscle mass and when your goal is to build muscle you want to avoid gaining much fat at all.
My buddy and fat loss expert extraordinaire Tom Venuto has put a lot of the controversy to rest with his latest book The Holy Grail Body Transformation Program and he’s backed it up with loads of solid research and in the trenches experience.
What I like about his approach is that he starts off by asking, “How do you define burning fat and building muscle at the same time?” This was a question that he answered during a recent interview that he conducted with Kyle Battis. You can download this outstanding audio by right clicking and saving “Body Transformation Secrets”
After listening to the Body Transformation Secrets audio I became inspired to follow the Holy Grail Body Transformation Program as it’s designed to produce the results that I desire to achieve, which is to burn fat and build muscle. So as of June 5th I will be following the Holy Grail program, which includes diet and exercise protocols.
Here’s what’s really cool… There’s a couple different ways to burn fat and build muscle at the same time and the Holy Grail Body Transformation Program covers all the bases.
You could either decide to focus on a primary goal of burning fat and a secondary goal of burning muscle (Meaning that you really want to burn fat and if you gain muscle that’s a great added bonus). Or you could have a primary goal of building muscle and a secondary goal of burning fat at the same time.
The Holy Grail Body Transformation Program has two different dietary guidelines for each of the above goals, which is totally awesome! So during the first 4-8 weeks while my primary goal is burning fat I’ll following those specific guidelines and then once I meet my fat burning goal I’ll shift into a primary muscle building mode and follow those specific nutrition guidelines from the Holy Grail Body Transformation Program.
If your only goal is to burn fat or build muscle there are also nutrition guidelines within the Holy Grail to meet those needs.
The Holy Grail Transformation Program is designed for people who only have moderate amounts of fat to release from their body and I fall into that category. If you have a significant amount of fat to release from your body it is advised that you focus solely on fat loss as your only goal and Tom’s Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle is the perfect nutrition program to meet those needs. For exercise I recommend the 10 minute Fat Loss Quickie home workouts as a great combination with the Burn The Fat nutrition plan.
I’ll be following the Holy Grail Body Transformation Program in conjunction with Tom’s Burn The Fat Summer 2010 Challenge as a means of skyrocketing my motivation and sharing the journey with thousands of other people within Tom’s Burn The Fat Inner Circle.
The Buzz within the Burn The Fat Inner Circle has been absolutely HUGE!!! I definitely want to feed off of all the energy, excitement, support, and inspiration from everyone within Tom’s amazing community.
I know that seeing the weekly results of everyone participating in the Burn The Fat Summer 2010 Transformation Contest will inspire me to push even harder and achieve the best results possible.
Support and sharing your fat loss journey are two of the most important components of success. I’m sure that I will be faced with obstacles along the way during the next 14 weeks and it’s great to know that I’m surrounded by like-minded people that I can really count on being there for me. It’s also great to know that I have thousands of people to share my victories with and share in their victories as well. It’s just great to know that you are not going through this body transformation journey alone.
I’ll be posting weekly updates here on my blog and taking weekly pictures to hold myself accountable. I intend to always post a weekly picture of myself to ensure that I’m always progressing. So if you don’t see an updated picture of me at least once per week, then you can probably be certain that I slacked off that week and maybe put on a small amount of weight. I never want to slip back and gain fat again and I feel that holding myself accountable to posting a weekly picture of myself is a great way to ensure that I’m always progressing.
I’m really looking forward to this 14 week journey and looking my absolute best ever at the end of the summer and looking better in September than I do now on this last day of May.
I’ve always admired Tom Venuto’s physique and his pictures have been a source of inspiration for me. So I figure that if I want to look like him I may as well follow his workout and nutrition program to help me achieve that goal
Tom’s workout program that’s included in the Holy Grail Body Transformation Program is right up my alley. I prefer split routines and love the exercise selection. His menu suggestion is very much in alignment with what I typically eat and how I typically eat so there shouldn’t be any adjustment period. That’s pretty much what I was expecting since I’ve used his Burn The Fat program a lot during the past 7 years whether it’s been for fat loss, maintenance, or muscle building.
My recent transformation has really peaked my fascination with the human body and how we can sculpt it and continue to improve upon it. I am certain that my body will experience some wonderful changes throughout this year and beyond and I have never been more excited!
To achieving your limitless potential,