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
Tasha. While I’m a bit late answering your question, I’d still like to address your question (even if not for this particular client). Whenever a client has physical or health “issues” such as chronic pain or an injury, in my opinion it’s a requirement that they at least see their physician and get his or her approval before starting their work with me. This will give them, and YOU some peace of mind. Additionally, by requiring this, you are giving their physician the opportunity to let you know if there are any things (exercises etc.) that are contraindicated and that you should definitely NOT be doing with your new client.