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    I've taken on a married couple for online coaching. This is a couple from my old church, and the wife (Melly/Melissa) briefly attended my undergraduate theology school. So, it's all still friends-and-family for me.

    Bill and Melly are interesting to me because they have some experience in bootcamp-style, sweat-it-out workouts, but zero barbell experience. They both hope to lose weight while getting stronger; I'll try to accommodate that to the best of my ability.

    Bill:

    Age: 45
    Sex: Male
    Height: 75 inches
    Weight: 268lbs

    Melly:

    Age: 36
    Sex: Female
    Height: 65 inches
    Weight: 168lbs

    Right now, they've done two sessions: An assessment, and a regular LP session. They are gym newbies entirely, so they made lots of mistakes: Their deadlifts, they didn't know what bumper plates were (I swear I explained it to them), so they deadlifted tiny weights from the floor. On press, Melly backed into the rack so she could face the mirror. On squat, in session one they were both solidly high-bar. You know, the usual rookie mistakes. But they were able to add stress for session two (either through load or volume) so it's all to the good.

    I'm keeping my usual modification of going dual-upper-body on all sessions, right up until I can't.

    LP: W1D1

    Bill:

    SQT 55x5
    BNC 65x5
    PRS 55x5
    DLT 75x1

    Melly:

    SQT 75x5
    BNC 55x5
    PRS 55x2
    DLT 75x5



    Some wupses there.

    W1D2

    Bill:

    SQT 65x5x3
    BNC 65x5x3
    PRS 55x5x3
    DLT 95x5

    Melly:

    SQT 55x5x3
    BNC 45x5x3 (mis-load)
    PRS 55x5x2, 55x2 (oops, mis-load)
    DLT 85x5


    Good work so far. Many form deficiencies, and some rookie mis-loads, but the weights are light enough right now that I can fix stuff piecemeal while adding some weight.

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    W1D3

    Bill:

    SQT 80x5x3
    BNC 75x5x3
    PRS 65x5x3
    DLT 115x5

    Melly:

    SQT 65x5x3
    BNC 50x5x3
    PRS 50x5x3
    DLT 95x5

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    Week 2 Weigh-in:

    Bill: 268 lbs (+0 week, +0 total)

    Melly: 164 lbs (-4 week, -4 total)


    Too early to spot any data trends here. I'm tempted to tell Melly to trend her eating up slightly so she doesn't lose too fast, but in week 1 that could all be water, so ... gonna shut up and watch.

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    W2D1

    Bill:

    SQT 95x5x3
    BNC 75x5x3
    PRS 70x5x3
    DLT 125x5

    Melly:

    SQT 75x5x3
    BNC 65x5x3
    PRS 55x5x3
    DLT 95x5

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    W2D2

    Bill:

    SQT 105x5x3
    BNC 85x5x3
    PRS 75x5x3
    DLT 150x5

    Melly:

    SQT 80x5x3
    BNC 70x5x3
    PRS 55x5x3
    DLT 100x5

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    W2D3

    Bill:

    SQT 115x5x3
    BNC 95x5x3
    PRS 80x5x3
    DLT 160x5

    Melly:

    SQT 85x5x3
    BNC 75x5x3
    PRS off
    DLT 105x5

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    W3D1

    Bill:

    SQT 125x5x3
    BNC 105x5x3
    PRS 85x5, 5, 3
    DLT 170x5

    Melly:

    SQT 90x5x3
    PRS 60x5x3
    BNC off
    DLT 110x5

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    Bodyweight:
    Melly 167 (-1)
    Bill 270 (+2)

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    W3D2

    Bill:

    SQT 135x5x3
    BNC 115x5, 5, 3
    PRS off
    DLT not conducted

    Melly:

    SQT 100x5x3
    BNC 80x5, 4, 5
    PRS off
    DLT 125x5
    Last edited by Geoff Bischoff; 07-31-2021 at 07:38 PM.

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    W3D3

    Bill:

    SQT 140x5x3
    BNC off
    PRS 90x5, 70x5x3
    DLT 185x5

    Melly:

    SQT 105x5x3
    BNC off
    PRS 60x5x3
    DLT 135x5

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