RWF 38: An Interview With Fitness Writer Lou Schuler
This week my guest is the esteemed fitness journalist Lou Schuler.
Lou is an award-winning journalist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a contributing editor to Men’s Health magazine and author or coauthor of many popular books about diet and strength training.
His latest book,Strong, came out November 10, 2015. Lou wrote it with Alwyn Cosgrove as a follow-up to The New Rules of Lifting for Women, which is by far their most successful of the five books in the series.Some of his other titles include;The Lean Muscle Diet with Alan Aragon, The Book of Muscle (with Ian King), The Home Workout Bible (with Mike Mejia and many other contributors), and The Testosterone Advantage Plan (with Jeff Volek, Mike Mejia, and Adam Campbell)
He recently self-published his first novel, Saints Alive.
We cover a lot of ground in this conversation including:
- Not great at marketing
- The early years
- Working for Weider
- Why he got certified
- Meeting Alwin
- The “new rules” books
- How the books differ
- Genetics makes a huge difference