The New Rules of Lifting for Women

The New Rules of Lifting for Women

Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess

By Lou Schuler; Alwyn Cosgrove; Cassandra Forsythe

Avery Publishing Group, Paperback, 9781583333396, 258pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2008

In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, authors Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe and Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength, conditioning and nutrition plan destined to revolutionize the way women work out. All the latest studies prove that strength training, not aerobics, provides the key to losing fat and building a fit, strong body. This book refutes the misconception that women will "bulk up" if they lift heavy weights. Nonsense It's tough enough for men to pack on muscle, and they have much more of the hormone necessary to build muscle: natural testosterone. Muscles need to be strengthened to achieve a lean, healthy look. Properly conditioned muscles increase metabolism and promote weight loss -- it's that simple. The program demands that women put down the "Barbie" weights, step away from the treadmill and begin a strength and conditioning regime for the natural athlete in every woman. The New Rules of Lifting for Women will change the way women see fitness, nutrition and their own bodies.

About the Author
Lou Schuler is fitness director of "Men's Health" magazine and a certified strength-and-conditioning specialist. He is coauthor of "The Testosterone Advantage Plan" and "The Men's Health Home Workout Bible". He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children.

Lou Schuler is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist and certified strength and conditioning specialist whose work has appeared in "Men's Fitness," "Men's Health," "Men's Journal," and other magazines. He has written three popular diet and strength-training books.
Alwyn Cosgrove is a columnist for "Men's Fitness" and a highly respected strength and conditioning coach. He has worked with Olympic and national-level athletes, five World Champions, and professionals in many sports.

CASSANDRA FORYTHE, MS, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut, studying exercise science and nutrition. She also works as a nutritional educator and weight loss coach, assisting with exercise training and testing.

Praise For The New Rules of Lifting for Women

“Lou Schuler has finally written a training book for me, and for all women. His expert advice, no-nonsense plans, and sense of humor are reassuring, motivating, and entertaining. I’m starting the program tomorrow!”
– Susan Kleiner, Ph.D., author of Power Eating and The Good Mood Diet

“The workouts in this book are unique, challenging, and extremely effective…be prepared to get into the best shape of your life!”
—Valerie Waters, celebrity trainer