The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle

The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle

by Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove
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The New Rules of Lifting 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the hardcover version of this book, I decided that I liked it enough that I would purchase the e-book. My thinking was that the e-book was just more convenient; I could take read it at work or at the gym on my iPhone. However, the e-book is virtually useless, since the diagrams are very blurry and the tables are completely unreadable. I contacted B&N about this problem a month ago, and they told me that this is how they received the book from the publisher and there wasn't anything they could do, as there are no returns. Now, I've seen other versions of the e-book that are pretty clear quality, granted for a little more in cost. I would've given the book 4 or maybe even 5 stars, but the e-book version here is virutally worthless. I cannot emphasize enough to you, save your money do NOT buy the e-book from B&N!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the e-book is virtually useless, since the diagrams are very blurry and the tables are completely unreadable. I contacted B&N about this problem a month...(buy the book)
Olaguibel More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read on fitness that inspired me to get into the Gym. Book is very well organized with a program very well defined; a no brainier. And most of all, achievable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Double click should bring diagrams into separate winndow. Then you may pinch and zoom the picture. It is not the best quality but it becames readable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would use this book to add variety to my workouts, not to 're-define' basic strength training principles. Muscles get bigger and stronger by overloading them- it doesn't make a lick of difference whether its a single joint exercise (like bicep curls) or a compound one (like chins)- and the strength training research supports this (take the studies on isometrics and the quads which show increased strength and cross-sectional area on CT scans using just a single joint exercise-resisted leg extension). Anyway, the exercises are good for a change of pace, so I can go along with that. The only other beef I have is the recommendation to skip the back extension machine because it will blow a disc. Never seen that happen and in fact, its never been reported in any published study that I've ever read that has investigated the back machine- in fact, people get much better after using it. What I would avoid, however, are the exercises in the book that have you bend over while twisting (like the 'woodchopper' ex.). Its well known that bending plus twisting cranks on your lower lumbar discs and this type of motion has been demonstrated to herniate the lumbar discs in many studies. So all in all, I can recommend it for a change of pace, expect nothing magical, and just be safe.
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mfriedmann4 More than 1 year ago
I've used this book, and the workouts in it for over FOUR YEARS, and haven't looked at any other workout since. This book is GREAT for those who don't know much about lifting and just want a basic, quick, introductory-level guide. I've had fantastic results working out just once to twice a week. Book discusses the basic principles of working out for men, including: -How to make your workouts as efficient as possible -What exercises are best for men, depending on age -How to pair your workouts with "clean eating" -Contains several workouts to choose from, depending on your age, relative fitness and goals, including break-in workout (for those who haven't liften in some time), fat loss, strength and hypertrophy (bulking up).
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An excellent introduction to overall principles of weight-lifting, the New Rules is oriented around basic moves we use in everyday life. It makes sense, and when you start the well-developed program, your body remembers what its like to be used well and have strength. Fun to read, easy to follow, and great to experience, I tell all my friends - and strangers - about it. Get off your butt America.
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