Lou Schuler is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and author or coauthor of many popular books about diet and strength training. In addition to the New Rules of Lifting books with Alwyn, Lou wrote 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).
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Lou graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1979, and worked for a variety of newspapers and magazines before entering the graduate writing program at the University of Southern California. While there, he started working part-time as a copyeditor at Muscle & Fitness magazine, which soon grew into a full-time job at Men’s Fitness.
After six years at Men’s Fitness, the last three as fitness editor, he moved across the country to Men’s Health magazine, where he worked as fitness director until 2004. Since then he has written for a long list of magazines, including Men's Journal, Fit Pregnancy, and Better Homes & Gardens. He also worked for a year as editorial director at T-nation.com.
Lou lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children.