Phenomenal response, thank you!
To be honest, he’s terrible at making healthy life choices, he only sees his doc in Chapel Hill whenever his lungs capacity greatly drops (which hasn’t happened since we started lifting, which is great). Other than that, he doesn’t go to any other medical professional. I managed to get him off sugar, and cut back his drinking to an average of once a week or less (he had a small problem) other than that, his healthy choices kind of stop there.
He has a nebulizer he’s (supposed) to use once a day, that helps clear his airways, so I guess that would be similar to a breathing exercise for him. As far as medication goes, he only uses that, an abuterol inhaler, and takes creon for processing his foods
As for his rest, I’m always the guy that bitches when partners sit in a workout unless they’re just tapped out, but always let him sit whenever he needs to, it makes the difference between a 2 minute rest, and him possibly having to call the workout and go back inside. (Also should be noted we workout in my garage, which influences some of my responses) personally I’m trying to work on his posture and have him sit upright, cause I’m sure that’d go miles by itself.
Food: at this point I’m just trying to make sure he hits a surplus of calories, I’m not too concerned with how clean he’s eating. Probably the only time I ever heard a doctor say “you’re just as well off eating McDonald’s everyday so you can gain some weight” when he got diagnosed. He is Italian, and he likes his pasta, so I’ll definitely start steering him hard towards that. The pre/intra/post will be something I focus on when I can get him to eat more, he eats a lot, it’s just not enough.
Machines are going to be difficult, we lift in my garage and have the following:
Bench/squat rack combo
Various plates up to about 345lbs total
Dumbbells 15, 20, 25, 30, 50
A few resistance bands, I’ve been buying various kinds every paycheck or so
So we’re actually quite limited, great for what I’m pursuing, not everything he would need
We lift almost the same as far as excersises go, he has to occasionally adjust his lifts for his breathing and back, and we’re about to start conditioning soon, I was working an extremely physical job for the last 5 months, and he had no interest in exerting himself like that. But hopefully that’ll start soon, and I can start him up.
Thanks for the response again, man