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The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged: Ten All-New Muscle-Building Programs for Men and Women

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This supercharged new edition of the super-effective weightlifting exercise program features all-new workouts to build maximum strength Lou 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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Mar 28, 2014 Marnie rated it really liked it
I've been doing workouts from this book for a couple months, now. I had completed all the workouts from The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess and, overall, I was happy with the results. I had some complaints, but I felt like the programs gave a good overall workout in a reasonable amount of time each week. It never felt like too much to schedule into my life and getting to the point where I could do unassisted chin-ups was really rewarding.

I picked up Superchar
Mar 21, 2013 Danielle rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 29, 2013 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fitness-wellness
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.
Nov 16, 2015 Lori rated it liked it
Good information but the work outs do not fit what I am looking for at this time. I am not inclined to design a complicated program. I liked the instruction on how to do basic strength building exercises with good form and got a lot from that.
May 10, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it
I read this book twice, skimming through it the first time and then starting over to read it more carefully and take notes.

I think this book is great for beginners who have access to a gym - so much of the workout depends upon weights (KB/DB/barbells) and equipment (TRX bands, boxes, benches, etc) that it would be hard to do at home. That being said, a lot of this echoes what I read in his earlier book, The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess with less of a focu
Jamie Holcomb
Feb 10, 2016 Jamie Holcomb rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, health, 2016
Ideal for someone who has some experience with weights--I used to do Body Pump, for instance. The routines are well-designed to get you going and help you stay motivated; they prescribe categories of exercises, and you swap in, for instance, a "hinge" exercise that fits your difficulty level and your program. As you progress, you get the satisfaction of going on to another program ("Basic Training II" or "Hypertrophy I" or whatnot) as well as trying more advanced exercises as your strength and f ...more
Dec 11, 2012 Ellen rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 07, 2013 David rated it it was amazing
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
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Jan 19, 2013 Nelson Candelario jr. rated it it was amazing
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
May 22, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
Oh man, I gotta woman up and get into this book. I read it cover-to-cover pretty quickly, but I know I've got to just map out some workouts and just get started. I am pretty sure my local gym has all the equipment I need to do anything in the book, so I count myself lucky.

New Rules of Lifting for Women had a bunch of diet advice in it, but I don't remember seeing any in this one, which is good, because I can't cram any more nutrition info into my head! More exercises, fewer smoothie recipes = ju
Bradley Ferguson
May 10, 2013 Bradley Ferguson rated it it was ok
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.
Jan 25, 2013 Tony rated it really liked it
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.
May 21, 2015 copyeditcat rated it it was amazing
I've read most of Schuler's books. I love his writing, and I love his workouts (well, Alwyn's workouts). He's a breath of fresh air in the fitness world because he writes for everyday people—both men and women—who take lifting seriously and want to improve.
May 02, 2013 Skylar rated it it was amazing
Great book for someone looking to advance their knowledge of lifting, including progression of moves. Love how the book is organized (push, pull, hinge, etc). I highly recommend this book to men and women alike.
Nov 27, 2014 Lacey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health-fitness
One of the best books for training on your own without a trainer. The programming is very good. It cuts out all the unnecessary movements so you maximize your time in the gym instead of wasting it on silly things like bicep curls and sit-ups. Love this book!
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Jan 05, 2013 David Harcourt rated it it was amazing
If you're not using the New Rules of Lifting, you're probably doing it wrong.
Feb 02, 2013 Katalin rated it it was amazing
Great book, I really like the American-style in fitness books: direct, no-shit approach :)
Jan 25, 2013 Cel rated it it was amazing
love this book.
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