I have to do an assessment and workout plan for a 54 year male client who has never lifted weights and has low back pain, knee pain and is pre-hypertensive… what exercises should I initially assess him on for our first session, and what was are best to avoid? this is for a full body strength training assessment……? Thank You
By the way, the exercise testing guidelines for the LBP population are:
1. Maximal and submaximal exercise testing is unnecessary. (It may be warranted if risk factors/symptoms of CAD are present.
2. Strength: isometric trunk testing. (Measure isometric strength in multiple positions to find true peak torque.
3. Flexibility: Straight leg stretch inclinometry: angle to elicit pain or radiating symptoms.
All the best!