"Lift like a man, look like a Goddess" says the book. But is it true? I believe it is, and this book is right on the money. It is cleanly divided into three parts. The FIRST PART discusses the similarities between men's and women's bodies and why they should train the same. While women's muscles won't get as big as a man's from lifting weights, the stimulus to make a woman's muscle bigger and stronger is identical to that of a man's - overload the muscle with progressively heavier weights. PART TWO, "You aren't what you don't eat", is the eating/diet section of the book. Here you get a lot of nutrition info, such as calorie needs, protein intake, etc. and are introduced to the four "Ironclad Rules": eat breakfast, eat a total of 5 meals and snacks a day, have a post-workout recovery shake on the days you lift, and have more calories on workout days than the other days. Meal plans are nicely laid out for the reader. Lastly comes PART THREE, "Resistance is vital." This is the section that discusses workout routines and the exercises. Without going into details, you work out 2-3 times a week, and workouts are divided in 7 stages (each with a certain goal) which roughly gives you 6 months worth of workouts. Pictures of exercises are included and very easy to follow. Weight lifting exercises are nothing crazy, with a lot of them being sensible, basic exercises such as squats, deadlifts, and various presses. As a trainer, I found this to be a very sensible weight lifting book for women. Yes it does involve some work, but then again that is the only way to make a muscle stronger, whether you're a man or a woman. Based on a lot of sound science, I give it two thumbs up for a very helpful, effective, and "doable" book. Also recommend Bulletproof Your Shoulder
for readers who have a shoulder problem that interferes with their training.