Lou Schuler, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, has been a health and fitness journalist since 1992 and was a fitness editor at Men's Fitness and fitness director of Men's Health. Although his previous book, The New Rules of Lifting, was written for men, it has generated much excitement among women looking to start lifting programs.
Cassandra E. Forsythe, M.S., is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, where she is studying exercise science and nutrition.
Alwyn Cosgrove is co-owner with his wife, Rachel, of Results Fitness. During his more than fifteen-year career as a strength and conditioning coach, he has earned virtually every major certification, and has worked with men and women on the national and Olympic levels. He has trained professionals and world champions in boxing, martial arts, soccer, ice-skating, football, fencing, rugby, bodybuilding, dance, and triathlon and fitness competition.