Hey everyone, any suggestions and ideas are welcome. I've been training my girlfriend and thus far she's lost 50 pounds of fat. I've been doing several different series with her over the past 9 months including, T-Vixen training, EDT, supersetting, giant setting, etc. She's been steadily gaining strength as well. Recently I've moved her toward heavier training to help break through the strength plateaus. I've had her doing 4-6 reps on various compound movements, and 6-8 reps on calves, abs, forearms, etc. She's doing a 5 day split, not working the same muscle group more than one time per week. Although she's been missing workouts recently due to work, and illness, she's finally back in the gym and hitting it hard. However, it has been brought to my attention that several of the guys and some of the women around the gym are telling her that she shouldn't be doing heavy lifting, despite her progress. They keep telling her she'd be better off doing more of the "3 sets of 10-15 reps" scheme with isolation movements and try to tell her to shy away from compound movements. In addition, these particular individuals have a different body type as my girlfriend.
She's also been doing HIIT cardio 4-5 days per week. I've been watching over her diet, and I can assure all of you it is in check with Berardi's articles about nutrient timing, and protein fat and protein carb meals, as I have followed them to a T and gotten much leaner and stronger. I wanted to know how other T-mag members feel about women and doing heavy lifting? All opinions are welcome, although a female perspective is definitely needed. Also, any T-mag staff ideas would be appreciated.