I made a thread a while ago about my girlfriend who is quite underweight and wanted to build some strength. She was terribly weak and used to struggle to carry files of paper, bottles of milk and text books etc.
So far she's been doing really well. I started her deadlifting, squatting, cleaning, shoulder pressing etc and she's progressed at an excellent rate.
She's 5'4 and weighs about 98lbs. She's chinese and has a very small frame (her wrist is 5.5 inches in circumference) so she's not skinny and body like you might imagine.
Her whole body is kinda soft and she has some excess fat which gathers around her stomach area. Her body fat is only 18% and yet her stomach is still slightly pudgy.
Today her doctor took her blood pressure and measured it twice at ~93/66. This is pretty low and explains a few things such as why her hands are always cold, why she feels faint sometimes etc. Her resting heart rate was also 90bpm.
The doc also gave her a peak flow test (where you blow into a tube and it measures how hard you can exhale.) She scored a measely 310. I can get 550-600 no problem and I'm asthmatic!
I'm thinking of adapting her workout to help remedy the low BP, high HR and improve her lung power.
I'm thinking to keep her on the strength/mass programme she's on now but to integrate some cardio to improve her fitness. As for her diet, I've already banned the sugary rubbish (sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks etc) that she used to live on and I've made her agree to eat at least 3 meals a day instead of her usual 1.
Any other suggestions to help get her stomach flat and improve her strength and cardio fitness?