Testosterone Advantage Plan : Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, Boost Energy


If there’s one book that should be on your shelf, it would be “Testosterone Advantage Plan : Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, Boost Energy”. I absolutely LOVED this book. It was such an easy read, I managed to read it in a weekend and I could not put it down. I quickly applied the diet and workout and really found a difference in my body composition. I can tell you I did gain some muscle mass. The book is complete with meal planner, grocery list and weight lifting program.


Wide shoulders, narrow waist, thick chest, muscular arms and legs: today's male ideal physique is the same as that of ancient Greece. Aerobics and the Food Pyramid just won't yield that shape, argues Lou Schuler, certified strength-and-conditioning specialist and fitness director of Men's Health magazine. For weight loss and the Greek physique, he proposes the "T" (testosterone) plan: weightlifting and a diet of 33 percent each carbs (mostly low-glycemic-index), fat (the "good" kind), and protein; no alcohol; and minimal sweets and processed food. The book includes a meal planner, grocery list, and recipes. A 100-page, clearly illustrated weightlifting program progresses from circuit training to bodybuilding to power lifting, with both home and gym exercises.


This research-based program was tested on 16 willing, hefty guys. After nine weeks, they lost an average of 18 pounds, dropped waist inches, gained strength and energy, and improved their sex lives. The book includes before-and-after photos and quotes from the happy campers.
Schuler's man-to-man style is clear, direct, and witty ("one gorilla wearing a stringy tank in July is all it takes to leave a bench soaked in ectoplasm"). The Testosterone Advantage Plan is recommended for men willing to commit to a rigorous lifting program to achieve their ideal physique. --Joan Price --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal

If you can plow your way past the chest thumping here, you'll find that this nine-week plan for men is actually a Mediterranean diet, modified with increased animal protein and low glycemic carbohydrates on a three-meal, two-snack daily eating plan, combined with strength training. Lacking are recently revised guidelines on lower triglyceride levels, saturated fat percentages, and increased daily total fat allowances. The authors also slam programs recommending aerobics for weight loss when most, in fact, have been emphasizing strength training for many years. However, more than 100 pages of well-illustrated exercises at three levels are included, as are sample menus and shopping lists. Definitely a guy's guide, from contributors to Men's Health magazine.


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