Hello everyone, frequent reader of t-mag and would like some opinions of physical therapist or anybody else out there regarding training.
My brother recently suffered a injury to his spinal cord 2 weeks ago(T5 complete as of right now)and is currently undergoing rehab. Now part of his rehab is five days straight of strength training. They have him do Bi/tri/shoulders one day and Chest/back the next. It is all done on multi function cable machine with exception of a dip type machine he can do in his chair and some shoulder raises. The routine consists of working up to a one rep max on a certain exercise. Now I felt the training frequency and intensity was a bit high and might risk injury. My brother has almost no previous training history and is doing everything he can to make him as healthy as he can. He is complaining of acute soreness in his upper body but really wants to continue with the program if it is the best for him right now. Is this normal for someone with his injury to be doing? I told him to take a day off to let his body recover. Its tough because moving around all day in his chair is hard enough in addition he has fractured ribs. Should he discontinue and go less frequently say 3 times a week or continue with the current routine? Any suggestions? He has a long road ahead and just want the best for him. Thank you all for your help.