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Lou Schuler (born January 23, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a fitness journalist and author or coauthor of several books on men's health and exercise. In 2004 he won a National Magazine Award for Death by Exercise.[1][2]

Lou Schuler
BornJanuary 23, 1957
St. Louis, Missouri
OccupationJournalist and Author
SubjectPhysical Fitness, Weightlifting

Schuler is currently the editorial director for the Personal Trainer Development Center[3]. He's the former fitness editor of Men's Fitness magazine, the former fitness director of Men’s Health (magazine), the former editorial director of the online publication Testosterone Muscle (also known as T-Nation), and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.[4][5][6][7]

Schuler participated in JP Fitness Summit 2007[8] and Staley Training Systems Annual Training Summit 2006,[9] on both occasions presenting lectures on the way of becoming a successful sports writer.


  • Schuler, Lou; Michael Mejia (2002-11-09). Men's Health Home Workout Bible:. Rodale Books. p. 434. ISBN 1-57954-657-9.
  • Schuler, Lou (2002-06-15). The Men's Health Belly-Off Program: Discover How 80,000 Guys Lost Their Guts...And How You Can Too. The Editors of Men's Health. Rodale Books. p. 224. ISBN 1-57954-606-4.
  • Schuler, Lou (2003-01-03). The Testosterone Advantage Plan. Rodale International Ltd. p. 336. ISBN 1-4050-0669-2.
  • Schuler, Lou; Ian King (2003-10-17). Men's Health: The Book of Muscle--The World's Most Authoritative Guide to Building Your Body. Rodale Books. p. 364. ISBN 1-57954-769-9.
  • Schuler, Lou; Alwyn Cosgrove (2005-12-29). New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle. Avery. p. 320. ISBN 1-58333-238-3.
  • Schuler, Lou; Cassandra Forsythe; Alwyn Cosgrove (2007-12-27). New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess. Avery. p. 272. ISBN 1-58333-294-4.
  • Schuler, Lou; Alwyn Cosgrove (2010-12-30). The New Rules of Lifting for Abs: A Myth-Busting Fitness Plan for Men and Women Who Want a Strong Core and a Pain-Free Back. Avery. p. 304. ISBN 1-58333-413-0.
  • Schuler, Lou; Alwyn Cosgrove (2012-04-26). The New Rules of Lifting For Life: An All-New Muscle-Building, Fat-Blasting Plan for Men and Women Who Want to Ace Their Midlife Exams. Avery. p. 320. ISBN 1-58333-461-0.
  • Schuler, Lou; Alwyn Cosgrove (2012-12-27). The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged: Ten All-New Muscle-Building Programs for Men and Women. Avery. p. 368. ISBN 1-58333-465-3.
  • Schuler, Lou; Alan Aragon (2014-12-23). The Lean Muscle Diet: A Customized Nutrition and Workout Plan. Rodale Books. p. 320. ISBN 1-62336-418-3.


  1. ^ "Death By Exercise - Men's Health". Archived from the original on 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
  2. ^ "National Magazine Awards Database". Archived from the original on 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
  3. ^ "Lou Schuler, Author at The PTDC". The PTDC. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  4. ^ Wilmes, Nate (2003-09-22). "Got Testosterone? This Book's for You". St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri).[1]
  5. ^ " Best of the Web". Retrieved 2007-05-23.
  6. ^ "Program" (PDF). Schedule. 4th Annual ISSN Conference and Expo. Las Vegas NV: International Society of Sports Nutrition. June 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
  7. ^ "About the CSCS Credential". NSCA Certification Commission. National Strength and Conditioning Association. Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
  8. ^ "JP Fitness Summit 2007". JP Fitness Summit 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
  9. ^ "2006 Staley Training Systems Annual Training Summit" (PDF). 2006 Staley Training Systems Annual Training Summit. Archived from the original on September 1, 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-29.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

Further readingEdit

  • Yandel, Fauve (1993-07-01). "Class convinces boxing novice o flee the ring". The Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
  • Trebay, Guy (2000-09-23). "Scrawn to brawn: Men get muscles, or pray for them". The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec).
  • Selbert, Pamela (2002-12-28). "Why Guys Should Lose their Guts". St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri).

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