I have two male clients over 60 years old. Client A had pneumonia for a couple months and also has cracked ribs. He weights approximatley 350 lbs. Client B is about the same age but has a cracked patella bone (knee cap). Not sure of his other vitals yet.
For Client A I plan on sticking to mainly cardio workouts to loose the weight and some light weight or band exercises. Main concern would be the cracked ribs. Not sure how to approach this besides figuring out the clients limitations in movement and pain.
For Client B I am unsure of how the cracked Patella bone would limit his ability to move or exercise. Again this might be something I have to assess when I meet with him and to figure out what he is looking for.
If anyone has worked with similar clients with the similiar issues or have worked with cleitns with same issues I’d more than appreciate the input.
Exercise is great for many things but not for weight loss unless your client learns how to eat.
I would refer your A client to a Nutritionist or Health Coach for food counseling.
Cracked ribs can hurt during any exercise. I would stick with lower body work and very light resistance to tolerance.
For client B
Strength work avoiding his leg with the cracked patella.
Good answers. I agree with Sue, a nutrition coach is a good idea. 350 is obviously way too heavy. Hard to do much. For the cracked patella I would certainly speak with the attending physician and/or physical therapist. He may be able to do more than you think. f it’s only a slight crack it will heal and return to normal patellar function. Exercises such as a short arc knee extension (40 degrees of flexion to full extension, for example.) Good luck, you have a challenge.