I looked at your profile and saw the you are ACE certified. I suggest you look at the article from ACE www.acefitness.org/fitfacts/fitfacts_display.aspx?itemid=2601 which gives some recommendations.
As a seasoned trainer, I am sure you are aware that you may be faced with additional medical problems related to the high cholesterol levels. Medical clearance is advisable, and that gives you an opportunity to get some input from the physician.
I wish you good luck.
Hola Karin, thank you very much for taking time to help me, read the article you mentioned and it’s going to be very helpful. I need to document as much as I can my presentation to a client, need to educate him so he’ll know why he is doing what he is doing. Also found good info on my ACE AHFS manual, Chapter seven Blood Lipid Disorders.
While exercise for someone with high Cholesterol isn’t really that different, it depends on many factors. Guidance should be sought from the clients physician. And information on other possible issues should be discussed with the client and the physician. Things like has the client experienced chest pain? Had an angiogram? Have other risk factors? I also recommend reviewing the ACSM guidelines for stratifying risk and program design.