A strong, athletic physique, highlighted by a flat midsection with well-defined abdominal muscles, is the goal of everyone who works out, from lifelong gym rats to the New Year's resolution crowd. But most people who seek these goals undermine their efforts. In The New Rules of Lifting for Abs, Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove offer unique programs based on the latest breakthroughs in exercise science. And, as they did in their previous books, The New Rules of Lifting and The New Rules of Lifting for Women, the authors debunk ab-training myths while showing readers how to strip off even the most stubborn flab. Surprising revelations include: Washboard abs do not always equal a healthy, pain-free back The crunch is actually a poor choice for most people Extending the core can be much more effective than flexing ab muscles It's impossible to isolate the core muscles And much, much more Readers get three months of intense workouts, combining fat-busting conditioning work with intense strength training, which they can easily expand into a yearlong program. Schuler and Cosgrove also include a nutrition component detailing how to eat for fat loss, muscle gain, and improved health. Home-gym friendly, and illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white photographs, The New Rules of Lifting for Abs delivers the goods.
Penguin Publishing Group; December 2010
- ISBN: 9781101498354
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: The New Rules of Lifting for Abs
- Author: Lou Schuler; Alwyn Cosgrove
In The Press
"All the crunches in the world won't give you the six-pack you want. These exercises will." — Men's Health
"Cogrove 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
About The Author
Alwyn Cosgrove specialises in strength-training and Lou Schuler (co-author of New Rules of Lifting) is a fitness expert, they both have years of expericence in the fitness industry.