Wife is overweight and wants to lose fat by diet and exercise as fast as possible. She has arthritis in her knee from a surgery way back so running is not an option and she is …self conscious about working out in the weight room so that limits her to doing some type of HIIT at the house. She is too weak to do basic bodyweight exercises like push ups or lunges.
I do have an olympic barbell which I thought she could use to do the crossgrove complex without any weight but she can’t do any kind of squats with it. She can still do deadlift variations, barbell rows, and push presses, and just barely do strict overhead presses for low reps. She is able to do kettle bell swings with a 35 lb.
She is doing a low carb diet and infact she barely eats anything. Theres no way her daily calorie count is even 1500 with all the meals she skips and her ridiculously small portions. She is on meds for anxiety and depression. It could be they are slowing her metabolism down.
Me and her need to train in completely different ways since I have the exact opposite problem and I have no idea what she should do. I did attempt to use the search bar but it seems all the articles are for people that are strong enough to do at least basic bodyweight exercises. Someone please help because I feel like I am the last person to be giving anyone advice.