Originally Posted by BendtheBar
He won't walk. Lifting is the only physical activity he has shown an interest in.
Also, I can't control his eating habits. I try to teach him, but his family lifestyle doesn't cooperate, nor will they bring in healthier foods. I help where I can.
He visits me from time to time and lifts with me. DOMs doesn't bother him. He is good at lifting, and for him, there aren't many physical activities he is good at...
I agree with you guys but the reality is that a better diet and cardio won't happen. You might think I'm talking the easy way out, but he has been in my life for a long time. Lifting is the first glimmer of hope I've had. I want to use it in some way to plant a seed - one he might return to later in life.
I can understand that, there's also probably a certain amount of trepidation about walking; I saw a program about overweight kids, that went to a place specifically designed for them to learn about nutrition and exercise but when they were seen walking in the street all they got was verbal abuse.
That said; is there any way you can incorporate cardio in the form of weights, at least for one session a week...slightly lower weight and more reps, to make it more aerobic based.