TRX might be a little too advanced for a person of that age, especially if she is getting dizzy and you’re not sure why.
I love getting a patient’s history, FIRST. What is her typical day like? When was the last time she was in an exercise program? When was last time she seen a doctor? Resting HR? Resting BP? What is her medical/orthopedic history? etc etc. This helps me better manage the program and I can have an idea of what to expect or possible complications when training them.
Also, she may be suffering from a condition simply called hypoglycemia. Is she eating before her workouts? If so, what, how much and how soon prior to exercising does she eat? Could be dehydration or a number of things. But that is where the medical history helps.
I also agree that it may warrant a visit to her doctor, unless the visit was recent. It may simply be that the workout is too intense for her and scaling back the intensity for what is right for her.
I should have explained more. In her assessment she told me that she’s been having the dizziness since she started menopause like 15 years ago. The doctors have no idea why. It’s like that with my Mom too. Yesterday we did basic TRX moves, squat, lunge, etc and a few band exercises. I called her today to see how she’s doing. She said “GREAT”. She didn’t have any dizziness when she got home and says she can feel her muscles today and the lactic acid build up but she feels stronger already! 🙂 That was good to hear!
Anyway this lady has an endless pool she swims in everyday and an eliptical. I think she’s a victim of her hormones cause she gained 50 pounds when she hit menopause.
Tim, this may be a bit TMI, but the straining is not weight related.
She told me she doesn’t like meat and I suggested she consume more protein in other forms. I will ask her again about what the doctor said.
Thanks everyone, Jen
Hello Jennifer Hallinan,
I would definitely find out the reason for this. There are many doctors out there from all nationalities. I would prefer speaking with a female doctor who has gone through menopause, if at all possible. You may get the most from someone who has more experience with this.
You may also want to refer to a registered dietitian.
Until then, please refrain from anything that causes dizziness.
Good luck and please let us know how you all make out.