Being a woman myself, I don't know how to provide factual review of a fitness and muscle building program designed only for men.
I got many queries from male visitors (I don't know why so many men visit this women only blog!) asking whether VenusFactor can be applied for men. The answer is BIG no. Venus factor diet program is not for men!
There is a dedicated program for men called “Adonis Golden Ratio” by the same author (John Barban) This program is not new to the market. Infact, it's one of the best selling online fitness program for almost 5 years!
If you haven't heard of Adonis program I suggest you to watch this presentation video.
6 pack or not?
In my honest opinion, “getting six pack abs” is a punishment…No, no, no… it's more like a lifelong torture. Weight lifting for hours daily, injecting steroids, taking deadly growth hormones & supplements, meaningless starvation, spending money on useless ab trimmers and toners, getting injury & taking pain killers… ohhh stop all these nonsense…I would never let my man do all these lifeless stuffs…seriously!
Of course, there is a initial attraction factor which is unique to you. But it is certainly not how you look without wearing a shirt. It could be your eyes, your hair, the way you smile, body language etc.
Listen to me carefully, women look at man's eyes first, then face, shoulder, chest and lastly at your abs (there maybe few exceptions though; but I'm speaking on behalf of 90% ordinary women)
Adonis Diet: You decide and you control
Let's accept this fact. Sex isn't enjoyable every night, but food is! This is probably more important to a woman than to a man. John Barban is certainly one of the foremost nutrition expert in the world, and you can't go wrong following his advice. His diet approach is simple and flexible. He doesn't encourage abnormal food restriction or starvation. You are likely to fail on your diet if you follow senseless restrictive diet. John gives you food freedom with lots of flexibility. (for ex: he doesn't say that you skip social events or dinner with clients, business partners etc.; he doesn't advice carrying Tupperware lunch box with chicken breast everyday)
You are given very practical weekly target which you can adjust according to your schedule, lifestyle and liking.
Few important facts about Reverse Taper Diet (RTD)
Once you become a Adonis member, probably for the first time you hear something called “Reverser Taper Diet” (Well, I never heard of it before!)
What is this and why it is important?
If you are extremely obese, you can drop 10 pounds to 20 pounds in just a week using Reverse taper diet approach. John and Brad Pilon (another co-author) proves it with scientific study and evidence.
So what is RTD?
When you start a weight loss program your body has lots of extra energy reservoir in the form of fat. If you cause huge calorie deficit, your body fills the “deficit” from fat tissues. So in the initial stages of a weight loss program, you can eat very less and burn tons of fat (don't worry about muscle loss or metabolism crash!) As you progress with your weight loss, you'll need to increase your calorie consumption because fat reservoir is getting drained slowly. This is exact opposite of 95% diet programs out there.
All other diets recommends that you reduce your calorie intake once you drop your weight. You can't continue eating less and less forever! This is exactly the reason why majority of other diets fail after a month and sometimes people give-up just after few days or week.
This RTD approach won't work well for women due to several reasons I don't want to explain here. Now you probably understood why John Barban created “Venus Factor” specifically for women!
Adonis Workouts: Burn fat & Build targeted muscle or build muscle only
John demonstrates all the workouts in detailed videos. However, these workouts are created by Kyle Leon (if I'm correct) who is an expert in this filed. He certainly knows muscle building where it matters the most. Well, stronger arms, curvy biceps, wide chest, ripped back and powerful quads gives men psychological (& physiological) boost and HeMan look. And of course, women do enjoy such look to certain extent (but not a muscular body where the biceps look like a tumor!) The strong shoulder and wide chest give women a sense of comfort and security.
Side Note: A handsome man (I can't define the term handsome here because it is variable to each person) with full professional dress can still win a woman's heart and make her undies wet! You don't have to be naked and show 6 pack to sexually attract a woman.
What are the workouts?
They are based on circuit-training principal. You need to perform 3 exercise of 3 sets in a circuit with 1 minute rest between sets and 3 minute rest between each circuit. Maximum 4 days in a week and absolutely no cardio. This is only applicable for first “fat burning” category. For muscle build only and fat burn + muscle build category, you will perform straight exercises which only targets particular muscle group or groups.
These exercise looks like horrible and you feel you can't do it?
Relax, 21 reps of push-ups on Week 1 & day 1 is probably impossible for many people. Now don't get discouraged by this recommendation. Try as much as you can within your limit. The idea here is to reach this target before you finish your first phase. Similarly, you may exhaust all your energy and feel terribly sick just by finishing couple of circuit alone. However, be advised that things will improve and you'll fee lot more comfortable as you progress.
How to use the AGR program?
Once you become a member you'll be given instant access to online software and tools. The first thing you need to do is decide your goal (target) Just enter your height, weight and waist size into the software and it will tell you exactly what you need to do in the first phase. Based on your body composition the software will recommend you any of these;
- Fat loss
- Fat loss and build muscle
- Build muscle only
Then download the main Adonis manual, workout guide, nutrition and supplement guide.
Step 2: Check your Adonis Golden Ratio
Here you'll need to input few more information about your body, and the software will tell your exact Golden Ratio, target weight, waist and shoulder circumference you should aim getting. You'll be also given daily and weekly nutrition advice.
I like the weekly recommendation because it is lot more practical and adjustable depending on your lifestyle, work and schedule.
Is Adonis Golden Ratio 6 pack program?
Certainly not. Look at mystical Adonis' picture. He doesn't have 6 pack either. AGR doesn't promise 6 pack. It's a 12 week course to get perfect male body. You can still get six pack abs with it, but I don't think it's possible within 12 weeks. You will look far better even with 20% body fat and 35% muscle mass.
Additional Freebies and goodies worth mentioning…
You get Iphone (IOS) and Android application to access entire Adonis program, tools, community and support which is really useful. It also has progress tracker tool which you can update daily.
The Adonis Community is full of 1000's active members across the globe. You can interact with people who have transformed their body into Golden Index (extremely obese and dangerously skinny guys). So there is endless inspiration and motivation awaiting for you. Most of these members really share helpful advices and tips with new members. Then, there are 5-6 nutrition and fitness expert who will answer your queries. John Barban himself made more than 1000 posts!
Why look, feel and live better life?
Both men and women want to look better… there is no doubt about that. The “I'm looking good” feeling gives huge psychological boost. A good looking guy (or gal) gets lots of social attention, admiration and attraction by the opposite sex. Even if you are one of those “not very social” type of person (like me) we still want attention, appreciation and admiration from the society.
Is Adonis the only best or ultimate program?
No…not really. You can lose weight and sculpt your body using any other popular program. However, AGR is lot more practical, viable and hence can easily adjustable to people of all fitness level. And you will learn to keep the shape for life, which is really important.
What are the pros and cons?
All the good stuffs: Well, I have already told you all of them!
The bad stuffs: Body transformation (body sculpting) requires lots of hard work, dedication and self motivation. This program is certainly not for you if you are looking for magic solution. While you have been given lots of freedom and flexibility to choose food, you still have to perform those workouts!
How much does cost?
$47 onetime fee for all the stuffs I have listed above. However, you can try the program for 7 days for only $9.97 just like VenusFactor
If you want insider look and more information, watch the video below which I found on Youtube
Tell me honestly… is getting 6 pack your only goal in life? probably not. Did you know that you can weigh 300 lbs and still make your woman feel like you are the best thing in the world? But finding a new love partner and keeping your love life is completely different! Majority of women wants their relationship to last forever; however, I understand that many men finds it adventures to taste new body. Perfect body composition and your social status are the secret weapons of sexual attraction.
While writing this review, I revealed some out of the topic information based on my knowledge and life experience. Just ignore them if you feel offended. As always, I love your comments, feedback or arguments.