A groundbreaking strength and conditioning plan for women, from the authors of The New Rules of Lifting for Women. Forget the elliptical machine and the candy-colored Barbie weights. Female athletes are hungry for real fitness. They want to be Strong.
By now, it’s common knowledge that women can and should train the way men do. Today’s women want to be strong, with lean and athletic physiques. Fitness author Lou Schuler and renowned strength coach Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength and conditioning plan to help women burn fat and build muscle by getting them off the machines and revolutionizing how they work out. Offering direct guidance and proven tools to help readers enhance their strength and get truly fit, Strong provides:
• A three-phase training program, including nine unique total-body workouts • More than 100 exercises, with detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs • Simple nutrition guidelines to cut through the barrage of trendy diets in magazines • Inspiring success stories from women who have used this training program
Schuler and Cosgrove’s The New Rules of Lifting for Women has empowered tens of thousands of women inside and outside the weight room. Filled with the latest research distilled in Lou and Alwyn’s signature direct style, Strong will help women remake their physiques and reimagine their lives.
About the Author
Lou Schuler is a National Magazine Award–winning journalist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and the author or coauthor of several popular books about diet and strength training. He has worked as fitness editor at Men’s Fitness and fitness director at Men’s Health, and has contributed to a long list of magazines, including Men’s Journal, Fit Pregnancy, and Better Homes and Gardens. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with his wife and their three children.
Alwyn Cosgrove is co-owner, with his wife, Rachel, of Results Fitness in Newhall, California. He is a professional member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine, among other organizations, and is a frequent contributor to a variety of magazines, including Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness.
Praise for The New Rules of Lifting for Women:
“Cosgrove and Schuler’s groundbreaking program is based on the concept that a healthy, sculpted body is the result of your muscles working the way they were intended.” —Women's Health
“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