I’ve talked briefly about The New Rules of Lifting for Women and after reading through it, I’ve decided to give the workouts inside a try. For the past couple weeks I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to workouts. Basically just throwing together a workout just prior to or while I am, working out. It was fun but now I wanna try something different. I want to follow a program again and I decided on the Stage 1 workout from New Rules of Lifting for Women for a number of reasons.
I Won’t Suffer from Boredom.
I cannot follow one simple workout routine for longer than about 2 weeks before I get bored. I always like to change things up and the workout program in this book allows me to do that. The workouts go in stages and you begin with Stage 1. There are a total of 7 Stages from what I can tell and each workout gets progressively tougher. The exercises, reps and sets vary with each workout within each stage.
These Workouts Are Effective.
The workout programs in this book are designed by fitness expert Alwyn Cosgrove. He co-owns Results Fitness in California with his wife and he’s a professional member of a number of fitness organizations. He’s also a regular contributor to fitness magazines including Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness.
The Workouts Are Quick.
It’s important to realize that you don’t have to workout for a long time to get great results. I find that just about every workout I do – or have done – has taken 30 minutes or less. I didn’t time myself today because I didn’t think to, but I just finished the first workout in stage 1 and am pleasantly surprised by the difficulty of it. I added to the difficulty by incorporating my Step360 with every exercise that I possibly could. I really, really love that thing – my favorite piece of equipment by far.
Tells Me How Many Calories I Should Be Eating.
This section of the book was particularly interesting because the author gives you a formula to determine how many calories you should be eating each day based on your personal size. You may be surprised to know how many calories you should actually be eating if you’re lifting weights on a regular basis – yet you can still gain muscle AND lose weight. No more 1,200 daily calorie limits for you!
Here’s what you can expect from this book: (taken from the back cover)
- Six months’ worth of progressively challenging workouts that strip fat while increasing your strength and building lean, head-turning muscle – all in two to three hours a week.
- An easy-to-use nutrition program that shows you how much to eat to reach your goals. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all diet, it’s a plan that changes to fit your size.
I’ll be keeping track of my progress as I go through each stage of New Rules of Lifting for Women and posting it here on my fitness blog. I’m excited to see what my results will be like after a few weeks!