August 26th, 2018

Intensity or Insanity? How Much Training Effort is Enough?

QUESTION: Tom, do you think that the intensity of your workout is”THE THING” that gives you results or is it more about being consistent with your workouts? The reason I ask is because I’m following your Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle nutrition program and I also use a high-intensity workout program called the Insanity series. I like these workouts, but I’m having a hard time pushing myself that hard every day and I’m finding now that I’m starting to dread doing them. I have been doing these workouts only 2-3 times per week instead of the 5 times per week that is recommended in the program. This workout brings me to my knees. I’ve started questioning myself and wondering if it’s even worth the torture. – Paul

June 21st, 2018

Are You Making These HIIT Cardio Mistakes Too?

High intensity interval training or HIIT cardio has been around for years, and almost everyone has tried it, or at least heard of it. Many people swear by HIIT, for cardiovascular fitness, fat loss or both. Other people tried it and didn’t like it. They felt like it was too hard, so they couldn’t sustain it. Based on the latest research, there’s a specific reason why so many people drop out of HIIT workouts…

June 14th, 2018

Superset Training Can Cut Your Workout Time In Half… Can It Build More Muscle And Strength Too?

Scientific studies say that superset training is so time efficient, it can cut your gym time by 50%.  That’s great for busy folks, but it also brings up the question: Are these “time efficient” workouts any good at building muscle and strength, or is there a huge compromise, like you only get half the results?

June 6th, 2018

From Pullup Zero To Pull-up Hero: How To Nail Your First Pull-up… And Then Start Cranking Out Reps Like A Boss!

It’s true. Most beginners and a even a large percentage of experienced lifters are still struggling to do their first (real, unassisted) pull-up. Pull-ups are hard! Whether you’re a man or a woman, whether you can’t do a single rep yet, or you’re working up to the “full sets of 8 to 12” rep range, right here in today’s post you will get my favorite, most effective and proven training tricks and tactics you can use to go from zero pull-ups to your first pull-up to full sets of pull ups…

May 31st, 2018

Pullups Are Awesome, But What If You Can’t Do Any Yet?

We all know that pullups are an awesome, superior exercise for your upper back and even your arms. Trouble is, most people struggle to do any pullups at all. ..

May 23rd, 2018

How “Thinking 1 Goal Ahead” Saves You From Fitness Failure

How does an overweight, out-of-shape person melt away all the excess bodyfat, successfully achieving every one of their health and fitness goals – safely, sensibly, even with what appears to be a sustainable plan – but then promptly begin to regain the weight, starting literally the day after they reach their goal?

May 17th, 2018

How To Set Up Your Environment For Fat Loss Success

The world is out to get you… fatter! That’s right. Modern society is conspiring against you… plotting and scheming to make you eat more and move less. Scientists even have a name for it: “The obesogenic environment!” Food is everywhere! Labor-saving devices are everywhere! Temptation is everywhere! So is negativity and mediocrity.

May 13th, 2018

Who Burns The Fat And Keeps It Off And Who Gains It Back (According To Science)

Obesity researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK published a fascinating and enlightening study about fat loss and fat loss maintenance that predicted how likely you are to take the fat off and keep the fat off successfully.

May 11th, 2018

Low Carb Intelligence vs Low Carb Stupidity, Revisited

It’s incredible that I’m reprinting this article about low carb diets that I originally wrote in 2004. Yet it’s no surprise either that this has become relevant and worth sharing again because I’ve seen how some diet fads come and go, but others run in cycles every decade or so… they keep coming back…

May 8th, 2018

How A Grandmother Of 6 Built A Figure Athlete Body In 98 Days

In today’s post you’ll find out  how a grandmother of six and Burn the Fat feed the Muscle first-timer overcame depression and poor health to build muscle, get ripped and win first place in a body transformation challenge. Click here to see how she went from 31% to 16.5% body fat and sculpted a physique like a figure athlete…