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Book Review: The New Rules of Lifting for Abs

March 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Lou Schuler writes the book and Alwyn Cosgrove designs the workouts…also authors of The New Rules of Lifting and the New Rules of Lifting for Women. Before this weekend, I had never read any of these books but, now, I may check the other ones out. I found Lou Schuler’s style of writing to be engaging, interesting, informative but not boring. A lot of fitness books, I am snoring by chapter 2! This one kept me reading all the way to the end and I’m still re-reading it as I write this.

Apparently, there are LOTS of rules of lifting for abs! Before reading this book I believed, that if you want your abs to show, you need to change your diet, FIRST {I still do think this is true}. These guys can give you all kinds of inventive ways to make you have strong abs and core, but, if you don’t change your eating, those abs aren’t going to show. This was my favorite rule #15: “Processed food makes you stupid and depressed.” These guys seem to take a moderate approach to a healthy diet. They don’t advocate the Zone diet or the Atkins diet or any other particular diet, they just say you need to keep your food clean without a lot of processed stuff, eliminate all calorie containing beverages and avoid fast food. As for the workouts and plans- Weights are two days, Metabolic work are two days, and there are two days of light exercise with one day off. Fairly reasonable in my humble opinion!

Readers, I am recommending this book for everyone to read and check out. It gives lots of exercises (new ones) that are inventive and strength building. It seems to be solid in it’s research but doesn’t repeat everything you’ve heard in many other weight training books.

P.S. This book was provided to me for purposes of review and the above opinion is my own.

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  • 1 Heather Davis // Mar 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I saw this and sent it out on FB..very interesting!

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