You are working with a client who has hypertension and has been cleared by her physician for exercise. Which of the following would be most appropriate for her initial resistance-training program?
a. mostly bodyweight exercises with isometric contractions held initially for 10-15 seconds, working up to 30 seconds
b. two sets of 8-12 repetitions on 8-10 exercises addressing all major muscle groups using mostly cables and dumbbells at an intensity of 70-80% 1 RM
c. one set of 6-8 repetitions performed on 8-10 selectorized machines to address all major muscle groups at an intensity of 80-85% 1 RM
d. circuit training consisting of 8-10 exercises using mostly tubing and bodyweight performed one time for 12-16 repetitions at 60-70% 1 RM