I am currently working with a few “over-weight” clients as well. So far they are all hitting their numbers with a strategic that I put in place for them, and I think anybody can do it.
Let’s get to it then,….
1-Numbers 2- Accountability 3- Diet 4- Resistance Training 5- Progressive Cardio plan.
1- “Numbers”, whenever you start training with a new client(s) you need to get as much objective information as possible (even though they might not like it), for example; weight, body fat%, circumference measurements etc.. So when you reassess you have everything you need to show them how far they have come.
2- “Accountability”, no explanation required.
3- “Diet”, As Personal Trainers we tend to overlook our clients diet, and eating habits. Have your clients write down the type of food, time, and quantity, and have them e-mail it to you. Just make them more aware what they are ingesting etc..
4- “Resistance Training”, cardio is great, and your client(s) may loose a whole bunch of weight which is awesome! BUT you need to have them increase lean muscle, and the best way to do that is through resistance training. All in all more lean muscle burns more calories throughout the day… = loose weight sooner.
5- “Progressive Cardio Plan”, notice the word PROGRESSIVE! Iv’e seen way too many trainers just put their client(s) on the treadmill and do the same workout week after week. Find your clients HR zones and CREATE a program for them. Explain to them and be a role model for your clients!
All the best,