When did being a skinny weak man become fasionable? When did boys and young men stop admiring strength? When did the slights amount of discomfort become a reason to avoid progress?
I'm ranting because a coworker came looking for a body recomp. He was 5' 7" and 18+. Pudgy and bad numbers from the doc at 29 years old. So he wants to train with me. Im no rockstar my self, but work damn hard. (Plus I am proud of my progress, but still have some goals of my own, mostly a 405 - 315 - 495 for reps goal and still be able to pass the cardio assessements part of my quarterly physical tests. )
So I start his training with a GSLP kind of program, add weight when he make the goal reps, two days of short conditioning work, mostly prowler work.
He struggles with deads, bench moves slow, squat goes from 135 3 x 5, to 245 for 5, 5, 8 (that is the only numbers I remember, but he did make progress on all of his lifts) bodyweight drops about 5 lbs. Gets to sets of pull-ups from not being able to do a single.
All of the sudden he stops. "The prowler is hard". "I am not losing weight" "Its too hard" "I dont want to get bulky"
Unfortunately I know the answer to most of my questions, just needed to rant for a bit.