I have a friend who has both ATP and pretty severe Lordosis/rounded shoulders. I always knew his posture was messed up, but because he’s over weight I didn’t know the extent of the problem. He’s a complete beginner to lifting. I took him to the gym with me and I figured I would just have him do my split, an upper body/lower body split, but I noticed that after a few weeks he was getting banged up pretty bad.
So he went to the doctors and he was diagnosed with both of these problems, but since he doesn’t have medical insurance he isn’t’ going to go to physical therapy.
So I purchased magnificent mobility and he’s been doing that video, and it’s been helping SIGNIFICANTLY. I don’t think I ever saw a more inflexible mofo in my life, lol.
But anyways, since he does have lordosis and ‘rounded’ shoulders it seems like his front delts are taking over on all chest lifts, no matter how I have him adjust his form. So here start the questions :
- Is it possible for him to still target chest even though he has Lordosis/Rounded Shoulders?
- Should I just have him hold off on the pressing movements and follow a dominant pull routine that has been shown to fix some cases of Lordosis/rounded shoulders?
- How long do you think it will take, doing the routine designed to fix Lordosis/rounded shoulders, to fix this guys problem?
I would just like to help him but I know physical therapy isn’t an option right now. On a happy note, since we did start training he did lose weight and he has seen muscle gains, despite having these functional problems.
Two things :
Design a routine for someone who has ATP and so cannot get the benefit out of lifts like the Squat, DL, SLDL, Lunges.
waits for someone to tell me to search through the thousand of forum posts/articles before I post this question