My dad had a stoke on January 5th, 2012
My sister owns a gym (studio)
My brother in law is a power lifter and crossfit instructor
It was not difficult to encourage him to clean up his diet and start lifting again.
About 5 months out he decided to do a show (mens physique) I asked him to work with my friend Tyler Mayer of Team TNT (http://www.teamtnt.info) who has a reputation for getting natty competitors in top shape.
At age 58, his body was pretty broken from years of abuse:
-Broken back in his 30's
-1 torn rotator cuff (left side - had surgery post show)
-1 torn labrum (repaired right side)
-Full knee replacement
-Shredded bicep (had surgery post show)
So because of these injuries we had to modify everything he did.
No bench at all. Cables only.
Very light weight on delts with limited exercises
No squats or leg press
So mostly we had to do studio fitness type stuff just to avoid more injury.
I could not be more proud: