I have a client who is clinically obese - weighing in at around the 250lb mark and probably about 5'10 tall or so.
He has booked himself in for a 10km run/assault cause at the beginning of April with his work mates. It is something he really wants to do, and I think this a great step for him as it shows his intent and motivation is there to better himself and show his team that he can achieve something such as this.
My main concern though is the effect of the excess bodyweight on his joints on a repetitive load bearing exercise mode such as running. A 0-10km effort in 3 months is a big ask IMO.
My plan is to use cross training methods as his main cardiorespiratory builder - kettlebell swings to improve the posterior chain, rowing and cycling to improve CV capacity and some resistance circuits for muscle mass/body comp. I plan to use the treadmill as a skill builder as such. Starting with walking and intermittent light jogs and gradually building his ability to run for longer periods.
Does anyone have any experience in training someone in the same situation?
Thread: Obese Client wanting to Run 10km