The New Rules of Lifting for Abs

The New Rules of Lifting for Abs

A Myth-busting Fitness Plan for Men and Women Who Want A Strong Core and A Pain-free Back

Book - 2010
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A strong, athletic physique, highlighted by a flat midsection with well-defined abdominal muscles, is the goal of everyone who works out, from lifelong gym rats to the New Year's resolution crowd. But most people who seek these goals undermine their efforts. In The New Rules of Lifting for Abs, Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove offer unique programs based on the latest breakthroughs in exercise science. And, as they did in their previous books, The New Rules of Lifting and The New Rules of Lifting for Women, the authors debunk ab-training myths while showing readers how to strip off even the most stubborn flab. Surprising revelations include: Washboard abs do not always equal a healthy, pain-free back The crunch is actually a poor choice for most people Extending the core can be much more effective than flexing ab muscles It's impossible to isolate the core muscles And much, much more Readers get three months of intense workouts, combining fat-busting conditioning work with intense strength training, which they can easily expand into a yearlong program. Schuler and Cosgrove also include a nutrition component detailing how to eat for fat loss, muscle gain, and improved health. Home-gym friendly, and illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white photographs, The New Rules of Lifting for Abs delivers the goods.
Publisher: New York : Avery, c2010.
ISBN: 9781583334133
Branch Call Number: 796.41 SCHULER
Characteristics: xx, 281 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cosgrove, Alwyn
Alternative Title: Lifting for abs


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Feb 21, 2014

Excellent book. The day after I did the warm up and tried the exercise program, my back pain disappeared! And the bonus is that the authors don't recommend sit ups or crunches, which many people don't like doing.

Jun 27, 2013

Great book with lots studies cited to document the recommendations. You can use it even if you are a low level exerciser like me. I've incorporated the planking and dead lifts into my "work outs". My purpose isn't Abs--it's to strengthen my core & back which the recommended exercises do.


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