18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Excellent programs and framework for weightlifting.
, May 3, 2006
Schuler and Cosgrove do a great job in this book of designing programs and more importantly they create a framwork for workout design that prevents stagnation for long-term lifting.
My criticisms are minor and not germane to the main subject matter of the book:
1) The tone, while occasionally amusing, can be offputting when the jokes fall flat, which they do often.
2) The author, Lou Schuler occasionally belabors a point for effect, but the result is that the reader skips ahead out of annoyance, missing an important idea.
3) The role of pure cardio work in resting days or off days isn't addressed adequately, in my opinion, although it is addressed to a degree.
None of that should take away from the fact that I highly recommend this book. I've been execising seriously for five years and this is the best book I've read on the subject.