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Here in the Burn The Fat Training Q & A department, you will find real answers to real questions submitted from Inner Circle members on the topics of exercise questions and general training program questions.

Nearly all of these Q & A columns are Inner Circle members-only exclusives which cannot be found on any other website and every question is answered by Tom personally. Tom is well-known for the way he answers questions with more specifics and details than any other diet or fitness column in the world. You will not find more thorough answers to your most pressing questions - anywhere!

You might even get your own questions answered here! Simply ask your questions in our discussion forums and we continuously archive all of the best and most frequently asked questions from our forums right here in the official Burn The Fat Q & A column!


Can You Gain Muscle Training With Light Weights and High Reps? Research Says Yes, And Explains How Can You Gain Muscle Training With Light Weights and High Reps? Research Says Yes, And Explains How
By Tom Venuto
Can you gain muscle training with light weights and high reps (like 25 or 30 reps)? Until now, most people, including scientists, would have said, "no way." Surprisingly, new research says the answer is yes, and the science behind it is fascinating... keep reading

Concurrent Strength And Aerobic Training:
Does Cardio Interfere With Your Muscle Gains? (UPDATED) Concurrent Strength And Aerobic Training: Does Cardio Interfere With Your Muscle Gains? (UPDATED)
By Tom Venuto
It is widely believed today that cardio training can hold back strength and muscle gains. There's no doubt that excessive cardio added on top of weight training can create an interference effect. The real question is, how much is too much? Is there room for both or will cardio kill your strength and chew up your muscle? See what the science says - the answer may surprise you! keep reading

Should You Train To Failure? (UPDATED) Should You Train To Failure? (UPDATED)
By Tom Venuto
Will you get stronger and gain more muscle if you train to failure? This is one of the most hotly-debated questions of all time in the bodybuilding and strength training world. Opinions are divided and highly polarized. The good news is, by looking at the most recent science, combined with real-world experience, we now finally have a clear set of guidelines on how and when to use this high intensity training technique for best results keep reading

Rest-Pause: The Advanced High-Intensity Training Technique That Literally Forces Your Muscles To Grow (UPDATED) Rest-Pause: The Advanced High-Intensity Training Technique That Literally Forces Your Muscles To Grow (UPDATED)
By Tom Venuto
Rest-pause is an advanced weight training technique that may be one of the most under-rated and under-utilized methods for building muscle. Rest pause extends traditional sets beyond failure. I've never seen this high intensity technique fail to produce results when first implemented, because, by definition, if you push beyond your normal limits, it forces beyond normal muscle growth. keep reading

Time-Efficient Training Secrets: How To Speed Up Your Weight Lifting Workouts Time-Efficient Training Secrets: How To Speed Up Your Weight Lifting Workouts
by Tom Venuto
If a weightlifting workout is designed to take 60 minutes, but you only have a maximum of 45 minutes (or even less), what are you supposed to do? A different workout? Fewer sets? Fewer exercises? Is it possible to squeeze the same workout into less time without compromising results? There is a way, and if time is a scarce commodity for you, then this is must-read information... keep reading

What Is The Best Time Of Day To Work Out? What Is The Best Time Of Day To Work Out?
by Tom Venuto
I wouldn't blame you if you were confused about when to work out because everyone has an opinion: Conventional wisdom says train in the morning to start your day right and improve compliance. Recently, a number of experts have claimed that it's better to train at night. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research has shed some new light on the controversy. keep reading

Should You Train Your Abs With Heavy Weights And Lower Reps or Or Only With High Reps? Should You Train Your Abs With Heavy Weights And Lower Reps or Or Only With High Reps?
by Tom Venuto
Do high reps develop your abs better than low reps with heavier weight? Many people think so, but some trainers are now saying that heavy weight and low reps works for other exercises, and muscle tissue is muscle tissue, so why not train abs with heavy weights? Which approach is right? keep reading

Drop Sets For Maximum Muscle Growth (UPDATED!) Drop Sets For Maximum Muscle Growth (UPDATED!)
By Tom Venuto
I started bodybuilding over 30 years ago, and during that time, I've had the opportunity to experiment with literally dozens, if not hundreds of high intensity training methods. If I were only allowed to pick a top 5 techniques for building muscle, one of them would be drop sets. Read on to find out why drop sets are so effective for bodybuilding and discover 12 unique ways to use drop sets for amazing muscle growth keep reading

An Introduction to the Priority Training Principle: 
10 Ways to Bring Up Weak Body Parts And Build A Perfectly Balanced Physique (SPECIAL FEATURE) An Introduction to the Priority Training Principle: 10 Ways to Bring Up Weak Body Parts And Build A Perfectly Balanced Physique (SPECIAL FEATURE)
By Tom Venuto
Your body doesn't always develop evenly. Most people notice that some muscles respond to training faster than others and become strong body parts, while other muscles are "stubborn" and lag behind. You're left with weak spots and less-than ideal proportions. Here's why it happens and what to do about it... keep reading

The Truth About Time Under Tension (TUT) Training And Muscle Growth The Truth About Time Under Tension (TUT) Training And Muscle Growth
by Tom Venuto
Time under tension (TUT) training was wildly popular in the late 1990's, but there were some flaws in the original theory and that's probably why some trainers dismiss it today. However, if you don't know the truth about muscle tension, you could be holding back your own gains... the proper use of the tension principle is one of the secrets of the best bodybuilders and physique athletes in the world... keep reading

Repetition Drop-Off: What It Is, Why It Happens And What To Do About It Repetition Drop-Off: What It Is, Why It Happens And What To Do About It
by Tom Venuto
Your weight lifting goal is 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps, but you've run into a problem: you get 12 reps on your first set, but by your last set you can barely get 6 reps. What are you doing wrong? What's causing this drop off in performance? What should you do about it? Read on for all the answers... keep reading

Should You Wear a Belt For Weightlifting? Should You Wear a Belt For Weightlifting?
Tom Venuto
The use of lifting belts is controversial and subject to a lot of personal opinions. One trainer or coach might tell you to use a belt on all your work sets, the next might tell you to only use it on your heaviest sets and only if you need it, and another might be on a crusade against belts, warning everyone within earshot to throw away their belts or their core is going to implode. Finally the truth about belts is revealed based on what science says and what the strongest athletes in the world do… keep reading

Pyramid Sets Versus Straight Across Sets: Which Training Technique Builds More Muscle? Pyramid Sets Versus Straight Across Sets: Which Training Technique Builds More Muscle?
by Tom Venuto
Pyramid training is the weight lifting technique where you increase the weight and decrease the reps with each set. It's a popular method that's been around for years, but most people are doing it wrong. Read on and discover the big mistake most people make when pyramid training and how to make pyramids more effective... keep reading

The Evolution Of Split Routines: Are Body Part Workouts The Ultimate Strategy for The Classic, Aesthetic Physique? (SPECIAL FEATURE) The Evolution Of Split Routines: Are Body Part Workouts The Ultimate Strategy for The Classic, Aesthetic Physique? (SPECIAL FEATURE)
by Tom Venuto
There are an endless number of controversial topics in the muscle-building field, but body part split training is right near the top of the list. Knowing the truth from the falsehoods could be the difference between reaching your maximum potential for aesthetic muscular development or using a workout that is completely wrong for your goals. keep reading

To Gain Maximum Muscle, Should You Train Each Body Part Once a Week or Twice A Week? To Gain Maximum Muscle, Should You Train Each Body Part Once a Week or Twice A Week?
Tom Venuto
Another huge training debate has been making its way through the bodybuilding and fitness community in the last few years and this time it has to do with the ideal training frequency: If your goal is building more muscle, should you train each muscle group once a week or twice a week? Tom Venuto gives a unique perspective on this controversial topic keep reading

When Should You Increase The Weight And How Much More Should You Lift? Top 10 Strategies To Keep Making Gains When Should You Increase The Weight And How Much More Should You Lift? Top 10 Strategies To Keep Making Gains
By Tom Venuto
When should you increase the weight you're lifting? How much weight should you add? How do you know if the weight is too heavy? How do you know if the weight is too light? If you increase the weight but then you can't get enough reps, what then? What if the reps keep dropping with every set at the same weight? What if your left arm doesn't get as many reps as your right arm, with the same weight? All of these questions about progression - and more - are finally answered here in this Burn the Fat Inner Circle exclusive... keep reading

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