My new book purchase and my new fitness routine. After the Fargo 10K I am going to cut back on running and incorporate this six month training program in to my fitness regime. I first heard about this book on Twitter so I checked it out. Since March I have been very interested in learning more about building up muscle definition so the title of this book intrigued me.
In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsthye, and Alywn Cosgove 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.
Here’s what you get in the book:
- Six months’ worth of progressively challenging workouts that strip fat while increasing your strength and building lean, head-turning muscle — all in two to three hours a week.
- An easy-to-use nutrition program that shows you how much to eat to reach your goals. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all diet, it’s a plan that changes to fit your size.
I’m about half way through the book. So far, I am still looking forward to trying this program out. Lou really emphasizes that:
- Men and women don’t need to lift differently.
- Women are never going to bulk up like men without the testosterone they have (steroids).
- Bigger and stronger muscles on men look completely different than women.
- There is an importance of variety in your workouts.
The book is broken down in to three parts:
- Why should a woman lift like a man?
- A nutritional guide including recipes.
- Your fitness schedules with pictures illustrating all of the workouts.
I will keep you updated on my progress once I start this new regime. What do you think about this so far? Think I can do it?
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