The Venus Factor is a diet and body sculpting course for women that aims to deliver a female physique with the most aesthetically pleasing dimensions. The creator of the program, John Barban, has used the Golden Mean to identify the “perfect” female measurement ratio. He calls this ratio the Venus Index, and has tailored his guide to helping women achieve it. He claims his course is much more than a weight loss program, as it goes well beyond shedding body fat. The guide is a hot seller with plenty of positive user feedback to its credit, so we took a closer look to see if it lives up to its reputation.
The first thing worth mentioning about The Venus Factor is that it is designed just for women. Barban discusses the key psychological and physiological differences between men and women at length. He claims that only a nutrition and exercise protocol designed specifically for the female physique can deliver optimal results. He takes his gender-specific approach a step farther by making the exercise and nutrition strategies customizable to individual women based on their height, weight, age and body type.
Their are four core components that make up The Venus Factor System:
1) The main PDF manual, which can be printed out or read on any device. It contains a thorough explanation of the philosophy behind the course and step by step instructions for following the diet and exercise guidelines.
2) The Exercise Plan, which is a customized 12-week program that can be performed at home or in any health club or gym. A complete set of videos is included which shows users how to perform each of the recommended exercises.
3) The Virtual Nutritionist, which is a software application that will create a customized nutrition regimen based on the individual details you provide about yourself.
4) An Online Forum, where you can connect with other users, ask specific questions about the course and share tips and experiences with the community. Users can create and share podcasts, blog about their experiences and make friends with like-minded women.
Pros and Cons
The Venus Factor is certainly a solid program, but it may not be right for every woman. The strengths and weaknesses we found include:
The major strength of The Venus factor is that it is so easy to follow. The exercises are demonstrated and explained thoroughly in the videos, and the customized meal plans are full of healthy dishes that are easy to make and taste great. Even if you are new to the world of exercise and nutrition you will have no problem getting started and fulfilling the demands that are set forth.
Another big plus is that you do not need a gym membership or a home gym full of expensive equipment to complete the workouts. There are regimens that can easily be performed at home with only the most minimal equipment, so very little is required in the way of additional investments.
The third strength worth mentioning is that the diet program espoused by The Venus Factor does not require militant calorie counting or extreme depravation. Instead, the focus is on eating clean, whole foods in reasonable portions. This makes the regimen much easier to stick to and gets women in the habit of making smarter food choices even when they are not actively trying to lose weight.
The only real weakness of the course is that it is not necessarily the best choice for women who just want to lose a few pounds. The emphasis is on sculpting the ideal physique, which, for most women, will mean losing some fat while adding muscle to a few key areas.
The Venus Factor is a well designed program that helps women sculpt an eye-catching physique. It comes highly recommended to any woman who is serious about getting into great shape and learning how to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. While the ultimate goal of the course is quite advanced, author John Barban has made the process of achieving it approachable–even for beginners. If you want to build a stunning body with curves in all the right places, this is the course for you.