I came across an interesting fitness blog post recently. It is a great point of thought, I make it a point, regardless of the program design for my client to ask how do they feel. Asking and listening to a client is very important and should determine how you proceed before training. How do you all address this subject with clients.
I always ask my clients how they’re feeling prior to working out. If they are sick or experiencing pain that sounds acute I will back off. I don’t believe in working “through pain”, me belief is that pain is a signal to be listened to not ignored.
There are many types of pain: If a client is sore from a workout, we will roll and stretch and work different muscle groups. If my client has a migraine we may turn the lights down and stretch.
With that being said, I’m not sure if this answers your inquiry?