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Old 01-31-2012, 02:18 PM   #31
Bryce Horrell
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Re: Training an obese woman

Originally Posted by Pearse Shields View Post
This may be a bit late, and I haven't read the whole thread, but my recommendation for a "lat pulldown" type exercise would be bodyweight rows. Lay a barbell across the safeties in a power rack, or adjust the bar height in a smith machine. Have the client maintain a "plank" position, and pull themselves to the bar. As they get stronger you can decrease the height of the bar.

Thanks for the idea.

I ended up buying a squat rack that includes a 2 pulleys and so she can do her lat pulldowns now.

I would just like to say that I originally wanted to keep her rest periods at 60 but I ended up changing them. When she does 10 reps she rests 60, 12 reps for 30 seconds, and 8 reps for 90 seconds.

I will post her numbers when I get to work on thursday. She made some impressive gains!
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #32
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Thumbs up Re: Training an obese woman

Now she has a total loss of 9 pounds. We are seeing great progress.

Her starting numbers were....

Squat: 45lbs

Deadlift: 50lbs

Seated Overhead Press: 8lbs each hand

Push Press: 8 pounds each hand

2pt Row: 8lbs

Bent Over Row: 8lbs each hand

Bench Press: 45 lbs

Half Pushups: Off the side of the bench

3 sets of planks off the knees: 20 seconds

Her best numbers are now....

Squat: 80 lbs

Deadlift: 85 lbs

Seated Overhead Press: 20lb each hand

Push Press: 20 lb each hand

2 pt Row: 30 lbs

Bent Over Row: 45 lbs

Bench Press: 65lbs

Half Pushups: From knees on the ground

3 sets of normal planks: 20 seconds

I am so proud of her. She is doing very well!
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:16 AM   #33
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Re: Training an obese woman

congratulations toyou both.. your clients especially.
that is good progress I hope she is tremendously proud of her achievements so far

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