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
Look at the symptoms….back and knee. What do these have in common? The hip, other things that should be looked at are the thoracic spine and ankle. if the hip mobility is limited then the body will compensate by replacing stability in the lumbar and knee with mobility which is not its job. Do a thorough mobility screening active and passive then work on what needs to be addressed.