A couple of years ago, I reviewed The New Rules of Lifting by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove. It is one of my favorite exercise books and I have tailored quite a few of my lifting routines after ones that were provided in that book over the past couple of years. A common question that a lot of people were asking the authors, though, was how to adjust the workouts so that they would be appropriate for women.

Now, there is a New Rules of Lifting for Women. I have not read the book yet, so I do not know how different that it is from the original book. According to Lou Schuler, most workouts that would work for men will also work for women, except that instead of gaining bulk they would just get in shape and look better as women do not have as much testosterone as men do.

Ryan Lee interviewed Lou Schuler last week about writing the book, and they discussed why he wrote it and some of the influences that Schuler had. You can listen to the 12 minute interview at Ryan’s site or by clicking play here:

I am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of the book to see what the differences are between the original book and the new one, and to see what I should be doing differently when I train my wife. I would also like to see any updates that are included in the book that would be applicable to men as well as to women.

If you have read the book already (which has just been published) then let me know what you thought of it. I will write a full review of it once I have gotten a copy for myself.

Update: You can now read a sample chapter from the book over at the Muscle with Attitude website: Step Away From the Treadmill