The New Rules of Lifting for Women

The New Rules of Lifting for Women

Lift Like A Man, Look Like A Goddess

Book - 2007
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If you believe what most women's magazines tell you, muscles can be "shaped," "toned," and "sculpted" with nothing more than a little dumbbell that weighs less than a can of peas. But muscles aren't modeling clay, and the only way to transform them is to strengthen them. The New Rules of Lifting for Women is for the woman who's ready to throw down the "Barbie" weights and start a strength and conditioning program that will give her the body of her dreams. The book puts to rest the shop-worn notion that women who train with heavy weights will bulk up. Nonsense! Women simply don't have enough testosterone to pack on muscle like a bodybuilder. Here's the truth: lifting weights not only makes you stronger, it also makes you leaner. In fact, most women would have to run twice as long to receive the same fat-burning benefits as weight lifters. A better workout in less time may sound too good to be true, but champion trainer Alwyn Cosgrove creates six months' worth of workouts that will build strength, burn fat, and rev up the metabolism. His total body workouts target all the major muscle groups, and each exercise is accompanied by clear black- and-white photographs that illustrate proper technique and form. A nutrition plan is another key feature of the book. To gain strength you have to feed muscle, and nutritionist CassandraForsythe has designed a regimen to achieve this goal. She strongly recommends small, frequent meals and offers meal plans, along with fifty recipes, to satisfy women's special needs through breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The New Rules of Lifting for Women will become the standard for smart women who take their fitness goals seriously.
Publisher: New York : Avery, c2007
ISBN: 9781583332948
Branch Call Number: ANF 796.41 SCH
Characteristics: xiii, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Forsythe, Cassandra E.


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Apr 29, 2015

This is the first book by Schuler that I picked up, and I became an immediate fan. It took me a year to work through the entire program, but I did it! (I'm not quite a goddess, yet, but I'm definitely stronger!)

What I really appreciate is his very careful attention to the science. He includes references in the back, and he's not afraid to say when he's made mistakes in the past and how our understanding of the science has changed over time. I feel like I'm getting real information and not snake-oil for the desparate, like so many fitness and diet books seem to be.

I think this book is intended for the new lifter, but some of the moves *were* too intense for me. It doesn't mean you can't do the program, but it may require some trial and error to figure out how to adjust it to your needs. Alternately, start out with NROL for Life, which offers more instruction on modified lifts.

May 14, 2013

This book provides an easy-to-understand program & explains the rationale for it. The exercises are described well.

Jul 18, 2012

I love love love this book. Super informative in an easy to read format. I plan on starting the program on July 23rd.

mightyamy Oct 12, 2011

I've been following this program for a few weeks- so far so good. Its really easy to read and the pictures of the exercises are quite helpful. I would definitely recommend if you are just beginning lifting weights.

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