first off, thanks so much jason, for all your help.
i am sure this has been addressed multiple times, but i am horrible at navigating searches.
my girlfriend has been lifting with me. she has stuck with the SL 5x5 w/some chins and hyperextension alternating.
she has the strength gains she was shooting for and is read to transition for cutting.
she doesn't want to just do cardio as she really enjoys lifting and being strong
she has added zumba classes on her inbetween lift days (SUN lift MON zumba TUES lift WED zumba THURS lift FRI - SAT rest/stretch)
for your cutting program, you recommend doing 3x5 and 2x8, which i assume comes with the ability to ramp up weight a bit at the beginning.
i looked at a few of the cutting programs on here and most seem to have a lot higher reps, more like 3x15, they also have alternating body parts for different days, working out most every day, etc.
when i was lifting in high school we were told higher reps meant leaner gains
i had her doing 3x8 for all her lifts at first, before i found your cutting version
i guess my question is why not higher reps for the cutting program? is there something i'm missing?
i read the previous posts about caloric deficit being a contributing factor, but with only 3-4 days a week lifting
can this really be enough volume?
question open to all
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