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Super Squats: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks Paperback – February 1, 1989
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That said, there are some weak points in the book. While consuming milk may be one of the most simple, effective, and obvious protein supplements around, many trainees and nutrition experts question the wisdom of consuming as much milk as Strossen recommends. Some question the effect on cholesterol levels and many claim the 30 lbs. of weight gain will be a lot of fat gain. Another issue is Strossen's claim that the pullover exercise will increase the size of the rib cage. While the exercise itself is good, this claim is unsubstantiated.
The worst flaw is that the book recommends squats - a lot of squats - without delving into the technique of what is essentially a fairly technical lift. Many novice or uncoached lifters perform the squat in a technically unsound and unsafe manner. In weightlifting, poor technique is usually the cause of injury; rarely is injury the direct result of the actual amount of weight lifted. A few diagrams and photos would have been very helpful. The average reader should supplement this book with another reference source on how to actually perform the squat safely.
It's been almost 10 years since I wrote the above portion of this review (my gosh!), and it still holds true. The only thing I wish I had known about (and used) during that time in my life was whole RAW milk. Commercial milk is, well, simply full of too much pus (yes PUS from the milk of SICK cows), hormones and other nauseating stuff to be of REAL use for strength development supplementation. I have since found a provider of raw milk - "for my pets" - (from cows that I got to meet!) and my strength gains are NOTABLE even WITHOUT drinking anywhere NEAR the large amounts the author recommended in the text. (I have 2 sons!) AND "oddly" I exhibit NO "lactose intolerance" when drinking the RAW milk. (Not so surprising perhaps, for the thoughtful.) I had a colleague mention the fact that milk (at the time when the book was written) was likely NOT the commercial non-sense product it is today, but did not have the knowledge base to understand his comment at the time, nor access to real (raw) milk. For those who will try the supersquats pgm with raw milk, I'll repeat the invite to drop a line. To your strength!