The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged: Ten All-New Muscle-Building Programs for Men and Women
This supercharged new edition of the super-effective weightlifting exercise program features all-new workouts to build maximum strengthLou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove’s The New Rules of Lifting, The New Rules of Lifting for Women, and The New Rules of Lifting for Abs have revolutionized how people lift weights. The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged is a total reboot of the...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 27th 2012 by Avery
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I read this book just a few months after first reading NROL for Women, and this book gave me a lot of the information that I felt was lacking in that one. I have read some reviews saying that it isn't that different from NROL for Life, but I never read that one and I probably would never have picked it up. This book has a lot better advice for someone new to lifting, as compared to NROL for Women. I like that you can customize the workouts and choose the exercises that make most sense, as long a...more
This book is billed as NROL 5.0, but it seems more like NROL 4.3 to me. Still, it is a major upgrade! The basic system remains the same as New Rules Of Lifting For Life in that the program assigns type of exercise, but lets the user select from a menu of exercises based on his or her ability level. (ie: squats might be assigned, but user can select from several types of squat ranging from a body weight squat for entry level lifters up to an overhead squat for very experienced lifters, all of the...more
If you are fan of either the authors or any of the previous books in the series, you will enjoy this update. I have only read one other book in the series (NROL for Abs), but I followed both authors for a long time. The programs and explanation in the book provide a great way to achieve you fitness goals and build some functional strength. My only complaint is that the programs can be somewhat complicated and daunting to understand. This could turn you off if you are a "get to the point" type of...more
I am always interested in books about exercise and health in general. I enjoy getting new ideas for new workouts and reading up on the latest fitness research. I didn't find this book to have very many 'new' insights like the title suggests. It was kind of a disappointment. It seems geared towards people that are lifting for the first time or who haven't lifted in the past 10-20 years. And for those people, I am sure this would be a great book. I personally found it unsatisfying.
I haven't read this one yet, but have read all the others. I agree with most of what he says, not all. One flaw is some of the exercises he recommends. Many are extremely difficult to learn. Romanian dead lifts are not for someone with a bad back. The best part of his books is the references he gives. His ideas on diet aren't my favorite. I'm a Paleo fan.
Okay, this book blew me away. The quantity and quality of the exercises is top-notch. The workouts are top-notch. The time frame is daunting, yet, but it is a program that you can get into for a long time and not get bored or plateau (unless you aren't appropriately upping your weights or exercise levels). I'm kind of pretty excited to do this route, although I'm not sure when that will happen. They don't really cover nutrition except in the final Q&A in the back, and that is pretty logical....more
A quality upgrade from the New Rules for Women that I read a few years ago. This book included more information on form and routines, and explained the types of movements and the natural levels of progression. Highly recommended if you are looking to bring some more strength training into your activities.