Im starting my girlfriend off on a sort of cut. Ive told her she looks beautiful already and doesnt need to do it..but I'd understand if she wanted to do it for herself and that I'd help her
But anyways, my ideas were:
I used a basic formula from, "The Book Of Muscle" by Lou Schuler and Ian King to figure out shed need 1596 calories (a 500 calorie defecit per day) to lose weight.
She will be using the program Im currently on which I borrowed from Anthony.
Workout A = Deadlift, OH press, Chinup (or a sub is she cant do one)
Workout B = Squat, Bench press, Row
At the same time, Im not asking her to change her diet yet. I told her Id like her to track everything she eats in a given day for a week. I will then see how many calories per day shes getting and how it relates to the 1596 as stated by the formula. After this, she will be trying for the 1596 per day. If she doesnt lose a lb a week, then we will decrease her calories by another 100 and see how that goes.
Im hoping for some opinions on this strategy. Also, would an arm hang where you hold the contracted position of a pull up for x amount of seconds be okay if she cant do any real pullups yet? We wont use any machines and are limited to some free weights in the barn so she doesnt get embarrassed. Im hoping when she gets used to everything, she will hit a real gym with me.
I figured, low volume/heavy lifting along with a calorie reduction would be simple enough but I'd like to make sure.