For the Anon with a strength training programming request
Training for the VERY Overweight
by Trainer Steve
This is to answer a request on the blog (sorry for the delay):
Anonymous asked: I’d love to see you do an article on (strength) programming strategies for people with a lot of weight to lose - say in excess of 100 lbs - and who will therefore be operating in a caloric deficit for an extended period of time.
I will apologize if I offend anyone. It is not my intent. I’m not always PC, but I am coming from a position of love. My aim is to help.
I don’t agree with weight standards. I have issues with the BMI scale. I don’t know if current society and medicine have the “weight thing” right.
There was a day, 15 or 20 years ago when I let myself go and hit 250 pounds. Not much, but the charts say that I should weigh 150 pounds for my height. I graduated High School at 135, same height. Today, at 53 years, I maintain 170 to 180 pounds.
I firmly believe in strength. Regardless of your mass on this planet, you need to be strong enough to live in Earths gravity. That means climbing stairs with 6 bags of groceries, getting up off the toilet, stepping up into a bathtub or car, placing your carry-on in the overhead bin… You need to be strong enough to live.