44 y/o female, not overweight; came to me to get ‘fit’. She is a very disciplined clean eater and works with me 3 hrs a week with workouts on her own at home 2 days (mostly cardio). While she’s made tremendous progress with strength and muscle tone, I can’t seem to get the BF% down. She’s at 24.5% and wants to shave a few points off and then there is those stubborn ‘love handles’.
We’re strength training (progressive and supersets), cardio intervals and HIIT sessions, all of which she loves. She’s a nurse anesthetist, so snacking during the day is pretty much impossible due to her surgery schedules.
I am thinking that her protein/caloric intake is insufficient or perhaps we are over training? Welcome your thoughts.
It seems like you are doing all the right things for her as far as training goes. Before changing anything else, I would pay more attention to her diet. Her job is not the most active and I’m sure there can be days where she spends hours of just either standing or sitting while in surgeries. Maybe you need to team up with a RD to tackle her diet and see if that will work. Give her a few weeks and then take her BF% to see if that has changed. Then you can re-evaluate her program.