I first became aware of Tom Venuto earlier this Fall when I began working out, virtually, with a group led by Kammie who writes Sensual Appeal Blog. She had us following one of his strength programs and I began working out with the group 3 times per week. I loved the program and started to see some results.
Then I came across one of Tom’s books, The Body Fat Solution, in the library.
The virtual workout group disbanded and I started a slightly different strength training program that I found in this book and have been working it 3 times per week. I have just completed my 8th week.
When Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle arrived in my mailbox, I was delighted. I have been spending a great deal of time, reading every word, from cover to cover. And I have learned so much.
Tom talks about the 4 elements of what he calls the L.E.A. N. plan of action:
- mental training
- weight training
And he explains why the are all so important, and how they work together. It is a fascinating read and I have already put some of his ideas into use and am seeing some really exciting results. The book is written in plain language, and the information flows so smoothly that it is very easy to understand. There is no scientific jargon here, and nothing that will make your eyes glaze over! It is interesting and it is practical. It is just as relevant to women as it is to men.
In Tom’s own words…
This is not a weight loss book, per se. My message is not so much about dieting down, it's about building up people in all these positive ways. My mission is to bring this message to everyone who needs it, but especially two of the places where it's most needed:
One, in the mainstream diet world, where weight loss means "eat less, starve, and deprive yourself," while strength training and body composition are usually not even on the radar.
And two, to the 40-something and-SO-something crowd and even the baby boomers, who are transitioning into their golden years, but their strength, muscle, health, quality of life and independence are starting to deteriorate.
I know that this is a book I am going to keep referring to over and over as my fitness progresses and well into my own golden years. I intend to not only get older, but keep getting better!
The official launch of this book takes place on December 10, 2013 and you can pre-order at amazon.com by using this link.