Worth it’s weight in gold: the book which transformed exercise for me

What James Duigan’s Clean & Lean Diet book did for my opinions and attitude towards nutrition, Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove did for my training.

Ten years ago when my training was predominantly cardio, with a few crunches thrown in for good measure. I may have done a few workout videos, but not enough to count as resistance training.

When I started using a Personal Trainer, resistance training changed my world. My body reacted quickly to it and I loved getting stronger, fitter and more conditioned than I ever had running.

It wasn’t until I became a PT myself that I was introduced to this book. It took weight training to a whole new level. The exercises were so simple, but amazingly effective. For the first time I felt I’d found resistance exercises which were truly tailored for women, with the same due attention that were applied to mens resistance programs.

Written with humour and loaded with tips, this is probably the most dog-eared book on my bookshelf 🙂 . There are so many different ideas for resistance workouts, and as much as I love learning new things I also so firmly believe that simple is best. I whole heartedly recommend “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” by Lou Schuler… no commission, just my personal opinion 🙂

Doing simple good exercises with great form is key, so I come back to this book so often.



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