I’m back to ask some quick questions/get some insight on what to do about a situation on my hands. It’s not a bad situation. Just not one I completely know how to handle. I will have been out of HS for one year this month on the 15th. Right after HS, I never went to college. But kept up well with one of my old football buddies. We lifted in the winter and spring from time to time. He made it playing for a D2 school that we went to school close to.
Kid is a monster, 225 6’0. Tons of natural ability. (I don’t really like the term, but it’s true), will be playing WR this year. In high school he never really did lift weights seriously until his last year or two, which wasn’t enough time for him to really get the feel for anything. I on the other hand LIVED in the weight room since I was 13. It was all I could do to keep up, lifted and trained all the time, every chance I got. Never missed an oppourtunity to get up and move. Sort of took on the stereotype of to Go-to guy for anything in the weight room.
Now he is coming to me to help train with him. I am months behind, havn’t lifed AT ALL since January. Work is too much to keep up with anything extra. I want to help him. He has questions, I don’t have the answers he needs, someone needs to help him get straightened out and help him learn what he needs to get better. He has the desire, I don’t know if I have the time or the inclination to learn. I want to help him, but I really don’t know where to point him. I never gave a fuck about anything in School unless it involved gaining weight and getting stronger/better lineman.
So I really have no idea how to help him. Should I just outright tell him he can’t depend on me as a training partner? Or should I just gut it out and go to work and help him and get myself back in shape where I can lift with him/keep up with him. I don’t know what sort of reading I should direct him to specifically, what articles to tell him to read, I don’t really know how to work the seasons to cycle a good program to be a good football player. All I ever did was perma-bulk and lift weights non-stop myself. So my approach is obsolete at best. Basically I know I will make a shitty partner and don’t know where to direct him. Any advice? And I really do wan’t to help him. He’s like a brother to me but I have a full plate and I’m afraid I’m going to let him down if he listens to me. What should I do?