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!
“There is also a strong evidence that one one specific exercise regimen is superior…
…and given that on one exercise regimen is superior, it is essential that exercise or activity prescriptions consider client preference.”
I am not sure if this was a typo; if not, I don’t understand what it is saying???
Is it suppose to be NO ONE EXERCISE…??? You type one one and on one…???
Please advise…and thanks.
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.