I have a new client, a middle aged businessman looking to lose weight and gain general physical conditioning. He’s not looking for a bb/pl routine; he cares more about losing a few inches and being in “better shape” than gaining inches on his biceps.
His old trainer used to run 4 or 5 miles with him, stopping every once in a while to do pushups, situps, etc. Or go biking or rowing with him and then hit the gym for some resistance training for maybe 30 minutes. My dilemma is that I have some nagging ankle and back injuries that prevent me from doing something like a 5 mile run. I have considered trying to convince him that he can still lose weight and look/feel better by gaining muscle and trying an interval running program (Running Man program on T-Nation). Or just saying sorry, it?s not a good fit and hope that he can find a trainer that will be able to help him out. Any suggestions? Maybe creative ideas of how I would be able to train him?