This forum seems to have mostly intermediate to advanced trainees and here the definition of big when it comes down to muscles is way different than the one held by the average fella. This said I am yet to see an article about novice training. Now this is not a critic but a request: I have a friend of mine giving his first step into powerlifting and I really have no clue how to get him started (donÂ´t really trust commercial gyms instructors for this) and I myself donÂ´t have any experience on this as I went from Gymnastics to PL. I had some base strength and my numbers werenÂ´t that bad.
This guy on the other hand is kind of proficient with Pull-ups or dips given his small complexity (about 132 lbs) but struggles with little more than 20kg military presses (44 lbs) or 90 lbs bench presses doing no much more than 5 reps with this given loads. This are just examples, for any analyzing purpose I could add some more exercises.
Question here as you may have guessed is. How can a novice with such characteristics train? What would the training program look like? Any idea?
Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance.