Long time lurker, first time poster ahaha. Any way, my dad has recently joined up with my gym and I would like to help get him a workout program that’s right for him at his stage of experience.
He did wrestling back in high school, but other than that hasn’t trained at all in the last 20 or so years. He’s 5’11", about 170 lbs, 38 years old and has worked at a computer for the last 15 years.
I’ve been considering putting him on stronglifts to build a foundation, but I have a few questions before I get him started on anything.
Considering his age and experience, would it be better for him to start with a program that uses higher rep ranges (10-15 reps) in order to build up the connective tissues and get used to the movements themselves, as well as to increase mobility if needed? i.e. 4 sets of 12 squats will help stretch him out more than 5 sets of 5 reps.
I also think that considering his job has had him at a computer for several years, more pulling with emphasis on the rear delts and rhomboids would be good for him physiologically.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! :)))