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5.0 out of 5 stars Get A Burst Of Inspiration About Lifting For A Lifetime!, June 11, 2012
This review is from: The New Rules of Lifting For Life: An All-New Muscle-Building, Fat-Blasting Plan for Men and Women Who Want to Ace Their Midlife Exams (Hardcover)
Well-known award-winning journalist, certified strength and conditioning specialist and prolific diet and fitness author Lou Schuler has teamed up yet again with world-class athlete Alwyn Cosgrove for an amazing new book in the NEW RULES FOR LIFTING series designed especially for those of us who are middle-aged and need some help maximizing our time at the gym to be as strong and healthy as we can possibly be. If you've been reading books in the realm of diet, fitness and health in recent years, then no doubt you have run into the great work that these two men have been doing. They took a sincere love for writing and a red-hot passion for fitness to pursue a foray into publishing some truly remarkable books.

This 2012 release in the series is called The New Rules of Lifting For Life: An All-New Muscle-Building, Fat-Blasting Plan for Men and Women Who Want to Ace Their Midlife Exams which was created specifically for middle-aged people who desire a realistic, customizable fitness plan that works for them. This book provides very specific instructional workouts with appropriate modifications so that anyone can see results in their pursuit of being fit for life. In this book you'll discover what life is like in the gym for the average Joe and the amazing benefits of getting stronger and more athletic than you've ever been!

Here's just a bit about what you'll learn about lifting for life:
- The resistance that people have to lifting weights
- Why most people try to start lifting on their own
- Everybody thinks they're an expert on exercise
- Why people trying at lifting are on the right track
- The primary fitness mistakes people are making
- Going into the gym without a plan will "set you back"
- The problem is people are "under-training"
- People are lifting weights "too light for their goals"
- You need to do 2/3 of the most one-lift weight
- The goal is to exhaust your anaerobic energy system
- Problems with over-training to intense soreness
- Exercise, workout and training aren't synonymous
- Get in three good training sessions weekly
- It's about getting "a bit beyond your comfort zone"
- The "magic" of exercise comes from anaerobic exercise
- You can accomplish more lifting heavier and faster
- A lower-carb, higher-protein approach works better
- For weight loss, low-carb works better for most
- The surprisingly quick strength increases that happen
- Strength training puts things into perspective
- Why equipment is important to do these lifts
- Dumbbells and bands will be handy to use
- Knowing your own fitness limitations is good
- Customize your own weight lifting plan for you
- Find the right "stimulus" to get stronger
- Having a plan will get you a lot farther along

Whether you're just starting out lifting for the first time in your life (like where I was a little over a year ago) or if you're a seasoned veteran who needs a burst of inspiration, pick up a copy of this book and make it a lifetime commitment!
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