> NROL: The New Rules of Lifting for Life with Logs

I enjoy structured programs.  They prevent me from taking short cuts, doing only the exercises I enjoy and avoiding the ones I dislike.

NROL 4 Life is not just a structured program but a highly structured program.  That is both its strength and weakness.  You need to invest time in understanding it and you need to buy into the overall program.  You also have to spend some real-time in setting up your workout.

None of these are a problem if you have the will power and patience.  Since you are supposedly a Mature Adult, you should be able to do that – Yeah Right!

TommyLandNYC once commented on the original NROL versus HIAH that it took a lot of time reading to get to the NROL workouts while you just opened HIAH and hit the gym.  Truth – but then – he was maybe 25.  At 65 – I agreed with him.  It took a lengthy flight delay for me to actually read the NROL.  I enjoyed the workouts and did most of the program.

Each workout has 6 parts:  RAMP, Core, Power, Strength, Metabolic, and Recovery.  There are 2 workouts A & B and 3 Levels.  The old Chinese Menus – one from Column A and two from Column B were easier to understand. 

The authors have created form logs which can be downloaded from their site, thenewrulesoflifting.com or from werkit.com – or for readers of this Blog – by clicking here: NROL 4 Life Blank Training Logs.

I am not thrilled with these logs.  The ones in the book are easier to use.  I will be creating my own as I get into the program – so check back every now and then.

ETA: I finally had the time to create NROL4Life Logs for my own use.  These reflect my personal preferences.  I am a Clip Board Guy and a big believer in White Space. 

ETA2: I created a listing of the all the Exercises.

There is no question that you should buy the book and read it.  It is filled with information and is a real comprehensive template for your workouts.  Almost all of the exercises are clearly displayed and explained. 

NB:  I still believe that the MH BBOE is a necessary resource – even to back up the information here and to provide you with alternative exercises beyond those listed in the NROL 4 Life.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fitchick1
    May 21, 2012 @ 11:56:21

    Hey TNTMan- I just started phase 2 of the NROL4L. I really like the book and the workouts. I think it’s the best one of the series so far. I like the structure and am seeing good progress in each workout. I only did 3 weeks of the first phase, but plan on doing all 4 weeks of this phase. I have also added 2 metabolic sessions twice a week for this phase, on alternate days.
    Let us know if you create the other worksheets, as I’m not a fan of the werkit ones either. I agree with you about the BBOE – that’s a much more comprehensive book of exercises, and it’s nice to swap some of them around.
    Have fun!


    • TNT Man
      May 21, 2012 @ 13:59:54

      Thanks for your comments. I want to use this for the up coming 52DC. My personal situation has gotten in my way. I will be making up new – more usable logs.

      Keep us up to date on how you are doing on this new program – we are all eager to know.

      TNT Man


  2. fitchick1
    May 26, 2012 @ 18:29:48

    The workout forms are great! Thanks for doing them TNTMan.

    take care


    • TNT Man
      May 27, 2012 @ 09:04:59

      Glad they are helpful. I did the first workout this morning. Box jump and my back are mutually exclusive – ouch.


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