33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: New Rules Of Lifting For Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess (Hardcover)This is a well written, thoroughly researched book with a light tone and a nice easy going style which makes it a pleasure to read. Despite being a qualified personal trainer and experienced lifter I learned several things I did not already know about muscle physiology. The workouts included (six months or more worth) were different from everything else I have seen of late and am looking forward to starting them when I finish my current training cycle. I may update this review after a few months actually on the programme.
The nutrition section provided little that was new to an experienced lifter but would be a good resource to someone who doesn't know how to eat to maximise metabolism and get the body they have always wanted. The recipes, unusually for a book of this type, actually sound delicious, and the advice is more practical and aligned to a normal lifestyle (i.e. 3 meals and 2 snacks per day, plus post-workout shake on lifting days rather than the six mini meals often recommended in lifting tomes). I would have liked some more recipes, but there is a support forum so I'm sure recipes will abound there.
The only criticism is that the programmes look a little confusing when viewed as a whole. Despite this, the system is explained well, and if you take it one step at a time it should become clearer. I would recommend this book for any level of lifter, from the novice who can't even do a single full press-up (adequately catered for in the exercise choice options) to an experienced lifter who would like a new programme to shake things up plus an update on what's new in muscle physiology.