Archive for the ‘Book Reviews’ Category

December 6th, 2018

The WillPower Instinct By Kelly McGonigal Book Review

Out of all the books on how to build your self-control, my favorite and the one I recommend the most is The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal.  There are two reasons why:

October 18th, 2018

Atomic Habits By James Clear: Book Review

I’ve read a lot of books on changing behavior and building habits and James Clear’s Atomic Habits is one of my new favorites…  Read this review at

October 2nd, 2016

Mastery By George Leonard Book review

Author George Leonard (1923-2010) described mastery as, “The mysterious process by which what is at first difficult becomes progressively easier and more pleasurable through practice.  His proposition: If there is a certain way to success and fulfillment in life, it is found in the long-term, essentially goalless process of mastery.

September 27th, 2015

Strength Training For Fat Loss By Nick Tumminello Book Review

I recommend Strength Training for Fat Loss to my own clients on a regular basis when their goal is maximize fat loss through resistance training, to save time, and especially when the goal involves doing something different than traditional strength or bodybuilding-style programs. Nick teaches how to optimize resistance training design to give the best of both worlds – building strength and muscle along with increasing the metabolic effect of training to burn more fat at the same time.

December 29th, 2014

The Lean Muscle Diet Book Review

The themes woven throughout this book – scientific, sustainable, customized and flexible – are a big part of what make The Lean Muscle Diet unique, appealing, effective, and a breath of fresh air. It might sound unbelievable to say that The Lean Muscle Diet shows you how you can eat the foods you love and that eating the foods you prefer is precisely how to get lean and stay lean for life, but that’s exactly what this book delivers – along with the science to back it up.

June 27th, 2014

The Max Muscle Plan Book Review

Tom Venuto Book Club #2: The Max Muscle Plan by Brad Schoenfeld. Category: Muscle and Strength.

May 28th, 2014

Talking Back to Diet Gurus Book Review

Tom Venuto Book Club #1: Talking Back to Diet Gurus: An Un-revolutionary and Un-sexy guide to fat loss (kindle edition) by Mike Howard.  Category: Diet and Fat Loss

August 21st, 2013

Starve Mode By Leigh Peele Book Review

“Have I messed up my metabolism?”  “Am I in starvation mode?”  “I know I should eat more, but won’t I gain weight if I increase calories?” “How long does it take to restore a “damaged” metabolism back to a revving metabolism?” “Am I stuck at a plateau and if so how do I break it?” “At my age, is there no hope for my metabolism?” If you’ve ever asked yourself questions like these, there is an important new book you will want to read…. “Starve Mode:  Explaining and Resetting Metabolic Problems That Can Come From Dieting.”

March 22nd, 2011

Atkin’s New Diet Revolution: Under Investigation

Guest Blog by Jamie Hale. The late Robert C. Atkins is the author of Atkins’ New Diet Revolution.  Atkins is also the founder and former director of the Atkins Complimentary Medicine in New York City.  The diet is a low carbohydrate high fat diet with no restrictions on fat intake.  The diet begins with

August 9th, 2010

Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle (NEW Print Editions)

Best Selling Fat Loss and Body Transformation E-book in Internet History, Now Available in a Brand-New, Fully-Updated and Revised Hardcover Edition