Hello all. I figured this would be the best section to ask for some advice on how to introduce my mother to weight training. Up until recently she has been reluctant to lift worrying that she would hurt herself, thinking it is not something she can do, etc.
She has agreed to start lifting with me to try to lose some weight that she hasn’t been able to take off with diet alone. A little background information; she is not completely out of shape as she is fairly active and walks 1-2 miles a day.
She is also completely new to weightlifting. She had a slipped disc in I believe junior high school which hasn’t bothered her recently, but is something I need to consider when designing her program.
As I am a younger male, I realize the training I do and what I will have her doing will be quite different. If anyone could offer some advice on how to start her off/keep her interested I would really appreciate it.
It has taken a lot of work for me to convince her to even start so I would really like for her to stay interested. Thanks for the patience in reading the long post.