Hi everyone, been a long time since i've been on cause of a injury (tennis elbow)
. I'm now back in the gym and my girlfriend too. She has been training for about 3 years. She usually does the same training as me but she does more cardio. I was reading a few posts and some users said that it wasn't good to train til failure. My girlfriend usually does 15 reps x 3 for each excercise. I thought it would be better to work in indurance than in strength? I'm I wrong? Her goal is to lose a few pounds and tighten up. I know that most of the job is done in the kitchen and I try to do my best to cook good foods for both of us. We eat a lot of chicken and steak and a lot of vegies. We cook are food with pam, for the mean and olive oil or peanut oil for the vegies. I take a shake of protein or two per day depending on the how much I ate and when I train and all. I was wondering if it could also be good for my gf to take protein ( my guess would be yes but I think I'll have problems convincing her lol. She thinks if she takes protein shakes she will get big, I'll have to work on that
. ) I am also trying to get her to day Omega 3, and I was thinking about multivitamins also? She likes to eat candy! But not a crazy bunch, like 2 or 3 small bags of candy a week or so. I usually eat a good meal and I am full but she likes to eat small portion, the problem is that she is hungry like 20 or 30 minutes later. Especially at night, and thats were she eats her candy or little desert! We'll have to work on that lol!
I usually go to the gym 4 to 5 times a week with my girlfriend.
Training for my girlfriend usually goes as such
Day one, (Chest and bi's)
Flat dumbell press 3x15
Inclined dumbell press 3x15
Fly's using the lever machines 3x15
Standing dumbell 3x15
elbow on bench 3x15
lever machine with rope 3x15
Day 2 (Back and Tricep)
Machine using a bar pulling from over your head to chest 3x15
lawn mower movement one hand at a time ? 3x15
Lower back with the upper body in the air and simply coming down 3x15
Overhead triceps with 1 free weight 3x15
barbell on forhead lying down 3x15
lever machine with rope pulling down 3x15
Day 3 (Legs and Shoulders)
Leg press 3x15
Leg extension in front 3x15
Leg extension in back 3x15
Front dumbell raise 3x15
Side dumbell raise 3x15
Military press 3x15
Doesn't do calves, she used to play soccer and they are probably twice the size as mine...
I will be starting to do squats again and will try to convince my gf to do so also, she doesn't really like the mouvement!
So thats pretty much it! Feel free to give me any advice you want, I'll take as much as I can! Especially on the 3x15reps !