If i was to train a beginner client who has no experience in the gym and their goal was to increase muscle or build strength. The best approach for that goal will be prescribing a full body muscle building program. Now i know i said full body program is the best approach but is that the first thing i train the client on ? after i meet the client for the first time and do all assessments on him/her ( fitness, posture, nutrition, strength, flexibility assessments) after that first day when he/she comes back and is ready for day 1 of training with me do i train the client from that day and on wards using the fullbody muscle building program that i created based on all results i got from assessments ? and another question if i was to train that person 2 or 3 times a week would i need to make different full body muscle building programs for each day using similar format ? or do i train the client 2 or 3 times a week using same program for each day
I am a big guy to I seem to be a magnet to client that want to get bigger. I could take a wrong approach but I pick their brain on reasons to the reason they want to get bigger. Some guys just have body image issues. So listen depending on the guy I straight up tell it is nonsense to get bigger just for looks. Most of the time it is a underlying issue like mental toughness or self-confidence that I try to improve first. It works when they start getting strong they care less about getting bigger. As far as method of training just break down your main big lifts(Squat, dead-lift, pull-up, and bench press). Design the program based on those lifts. For example if they can not squat because bad knee stability or lack of ankle mobility that add those to the routine and modify the squat. Once that get stronger with big lift they feel invincible.
Train the brain first people.