My mother is the physical director of our local YMCA. She is in charge of the all of the aerobic programs and the weight/nautilus/cardio rooms among other things.
One of her PTs just got approached by a man in his late 30s who is starting to train for an upcoming SWAT competition. This is not really the kind of training that the YMCA specializes in so she asked me for advice because she knows I am interested in more elite methods of training. However, I am no expert, I am asking all of you for some advice to relay back to her.
This is all I know so far:
1) This guy has weight trained but never too seriously. The trainer had him do some lunges and squats on the smith and he was dead for days after so his GPP probably isn't great.
2) He is training for a SWAT comp. I don't know when yet or what sort of events they use but I assume they are all similar. I will get more detail soom.
3) He is kind of intimidated by the young guys who are all in good shape and is worried they are going to wipe the floor with him.
What kind of training program whould you put him on? Should he be concerned with maximal strength? Endurance? Strength endurance?