Tom Venuto's

Dormant Bodybuilding Website Coming Back To Life?

Tom Venuto has been online since 2005. But with the exception of my last bodybuilding competition (that same year), when i blogged almost daily (the details of my contest prep training and nutrition), this site has been mostly inactive. I’ve never made a “secret” of that… at one point I admitted in a blog post that I was “famous” for being the world’s worst bodybuilding blogger! Why?…

Well, no excuse really, but if I had an excuse it would be that I put almost all my time and energy into the burn the fat websites and blog including the (still best-selling) burn the fat feed the muscle site and our inner circle social support community at (and the body transformation contest, now in its 4th season!)

I suppose it’s a bit ironic because out of all the work I do in the fitness industry my GREATEST passion always has been and still is in the natural bodybuilding field… hardcore natural bodybuilding!

Over the past several months, a few “triggering events,” several personal meetings/ discussions and some deep thinking has me pretty fired up and I’ve embarked on some of the most serious “hard-core” bodybuilding training that I’ve done in a long time.

And yes, the thought of a competition comeback has entered my mind, but I’ll consider and talk about that more later. Bodybuilding is not just competition to me, bodybuilding is a lifestyle and its the way I live and always have lived - with or without contests.

The bodybuilding secrets website /blog will get a redesign soon as well, but i’m not sure when. I’m not going to wait for the redesign to start posting again.

For now, I’ve kicked off a muscle mass building phase and I’ve decided to re-dedicate myself to my bodybuilding site and write about some of what I’m doing.

I’ve also decided to re-start my “natural champions” interview series which, while short-lived, was one of the greatest features on the bodybuilding secrets site years ago.

In fact, the first interview is already confirmed and will be published next week.

The first new interview will be with natural bodybuilding legend Skip La Cour who I had a chance to finally meet in person after all these years, just last week while I was visiting California.

Although Skip has moved on from competitive bodybuilding to other (very interesting) business endeavors, he was as willing as ever to share his muscle building knowledge -the knowledge that made him a 6-time natural national champion, including 2 overall Team Universe titles.

In next week’s interview, he’ll not only be sharing his muscle building secrets - the physical and the mental strategies - he’ll be sharing some insights on the current state of the fitness industry and on “life after contests’ for former champions and how you follow an act like that (one of the greatest natural bodybuilding careers in history)…

I already have additional interviews on deck and only with the BEST OF THE BEST in the world of natural bodybuilding.

So, I hope you’ll put back in your bookmarks and RSS feeds, watch for these emails and keep an eye on what’s to come.

Train hard and expect success!

Tom Venuto

Visit my other sites: (fat loss) (body recomposition / lean muscle gain) (fat loss / muscle building support)

Published on 26 August, 2011


Kostas The Greek Bodybuilder said:

"And yes, the thought of a competition comeback has entered my mind, but I’ll consider and talk about that more later."

If you decide to compete again, it will be an epic comeback.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 12:57 PM

Darren said:

Hey Tom,

So glad to hear the blog will live on!

Love hearing about your daily diet and workouts.

Keep up the good work.


Posted on Aug 26, 2011 02:08 PM

Scott Tousignant said:

Saweet!!! So glad to hear that you are reviving this site. It's already a goldmine of great little tips and tricks to make our workouts more interesting and challenging.

This is going to ROCK!

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 02:09 PM

Marc David said:

This site took me to the next level literally by following the workouts. There's no program that beats the tips, workouts and insight offered here for the true, hardcore natural bodybuilder. I found this site to be extremely useful for my own journey.

I'm very excited to see this come back online. While I'm a big fan of BFFM and weight loss, etc.. I'm really keen on the info you've kept behind closed doors for so long as it pertains to the natural bodybuilder who's looking to go way beyond the ordinary workouts and into the real of extraordinary!

This will be on my bookmarks and RSS reader for sure.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 02:19 PM

John Sifferman said:

Looking forward to this, Tom!

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 02:49 PM

Sam Jackson said:

I could not be happier to hear that this is coming back. I'm definitely ready and pumped up.

Sam Jackson

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 04:24 PM

Ruth said:

Hey Tom, as a newish member of the IC and an avid reader of all the research you throw our way, I am so happy that you are sharing THIS info as well . . . still in baby step mode, but the pursuit of excellence is a lifetime thing, so am looking forward to walking further down that path.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 07:49 PM

Alex Silva said:

Hey Tom, I love your workouts on here and your advice, I was wondering if it would be possible to post some of your cardio routines, how often you do them, etc.


Posted on Aug 26, 2011 09:08 PM

Brent said:

Awesome news. I was just on this site the other day wondering if you would post on here again. Great!!

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 10:24 PM

Lee said:

You rock, Tom! Looking forward to reading about your progress, as well as experiencing the motivation that others reap from your posts.
You-know-who in you-know-where

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 04:04 PM

shaun flaherty said:

im glad you have found the time and energy to breath new life back into this site tom.looking forward to more knowledge and tips from you and the other masters.

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 03:45 AM

Elaine said:

Tom, I am so excited by this news! A few weeks ago I started another contest prep. I love reading about the mindset of people who have excelled in bodybuilding and I am so inspired by people like you, who live the lifestyle of a bodybuilder.

Can't wait to read more!

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 02:14 PM

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