Training the Pops
- 10-21-2008, 03:04 PM
Training the Pops
So my dad joined the gym I go to and im going to start training him..Im pretty stoked, its good to see him get in there again..
He is 46 and hasnt been for years. My goal is to get him in the same rutine as mine but with weight that is appropriate. He use to lift back in the day but hasnt in at least 5 years maybe more.
I dont want to kick his ass too bad for the first week cause i know how hard it is to just jump into it..
You think i should have him jump into the whole Chest, legs, back, arm, shoulders break down that i use or a whole body rutine to eas him in??
I have trained people before but they are usually going to the gym consistantly prior to working out with me...
His goal is to put on some muscle while loosing some BF.. Ive got the whole plan down as far as training and cardio but i dont know if i want to start him off to rough
- 10-21-2008, 03:15 PM
I would certainly take it relatively easy the first week, then ramp it up from there the next few weeks until he is in a decent spot, recovery wise. I would take a whole month before I was balls to the wall with him....
- 10-21-2008, 03:18 PM
Yeah thats the plan but is the whole muscle split a good Idea for the first week?
10-21-2008, 08:39 PM
If you're going to have him train splitting the bodyparts up, then go ahead and have him start out that way...he will be able to use the month of ramping up to get acclimated to his workout routine, and start realizing what machines he can rotate in and out for which bodyparts.
10-21-2008, 08:51 PM
My old man loves to lift...he's just stuck in 1974 with his training methods, and hasn't changed his physique in 4-5 years. He gives me a hard time about my routines, cause i break a sweat .
Have fun lifting with your Dad dude, I love lifitng with mine.
I'd give him a full body routine to follow, ease him into it, then break it down when he wants to make the shift. It'd depend on his goals, but a full body routine is easy to follow and keeps it interesting. Or start him in the splits, just as long as he has fun.
10-21-2008, 09:19 PM
He hit chest with me tonight... He was better off then I thought.. I got him doing dumbells and focussing on good form.. He did 9 sets with me then did cardio while i finished... He hit two miles his first night.. I think he will do well...
Its kinda cool to turn the tables and teach your posp something your pasionate about after all the sh*t they teach you..
10-21-2008, 10:53 PM
10-21-2008, 10:56 PM
Your a lucky man! Great place to spend time with your dad.
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