My best friends brother wants to start lifting.
He has very little experience but has lifted before, a little with his high school football team and some in PE class but nothing concistent.
Im trying to figure out the best way to start him out he is the polar oposit of me physically where im 25 5’8 and 170lbs he is 16 6’1 295.
We started yesterday and i notice right from the start that core strength and cowardination are his issues. We squated and he looked real strong from the waist down but was having problems keeping the bar strait across his upper back. We also benched and he struggled to move the bar up and down smothly i had to spot him to keep the bar from moving back and forth.
My question is whats the best way for him to get started? Do I start him on a lower rep plan like a starr 5x5 or stay in a higher rep range at lower weight till he gets use to lifting?
Based on what we did yesterday and his prior lifting i would guess his 1 rep maxes are
300-350 squat (would be more if better core/balance)
400+ deadlift (he claims he did 600 Hex bar deadlift in PE class, i question his adding ability
His goal is pretty simple he just wants to get as strong as possible and lose some of his “gut” then possibly shrow shot put this spring and football next year (bad grades this year)