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Old 05-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #468
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Originally Posted by OHDL View Post
BBOD, I have a question about my dad. He's 51 and has a hip/lower back problem that has scared him off squats/deads all together. Infact he's almost scared of progression and does not want to lift more when he can because of fear of injury. He has only started to work his legs at all ( Leg curls/ Leg Extensions) he doesnt have an actual program to follow and i wonder if you could recommend one or exercises he should do.
I think in his case the best thing to do is to work with his fears. Any form of activity or strengthening is going to help him, especially as he ages.

There are some people who simply won't listen to reason. This can be especially hard with loved ones. At the end of the day it's best to remember that having him exercise at all is a good thing.

I would continue encourage that good behavior. At the end of the day any form of exercise will help with his general health.

Maybe over time as he builds confidence and good habits you can start to show his some transformation stories:

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These stories often speak to our loved ones much more than any of our words could.




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Also i have a sister with cerebral palsy and wheelchair bound who needs help getting in the car ect. Im at college most of time so it leaves my dad alone to help my sister so i know increased strength would be very beneficial to my dad but he does not want to progress past a certain point he just spins his wheels. Any advice on a workout or exercises he should focus on or avoid would be great.

He might be open to exercises like stiff leg dumbbell deadlifts or peg presses. Every moderate weight on these lifts would help to bring up some base strength levels.
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