Rested, I took him through the same workout that day as the previous, a little tightness in one hamstring/calf (an area he’d been working on with Dr. Zak but otherwise ok) was the only problem, everything else looked spot on.
As I mentioned initially, when Bob first came to me for coaching, at least one primary goal was to get physically healthier and try to deal with his various injuries, the DISH, etc. all to prevent himself from ending up in a wheelchair in a few years. But, as I also noted, he wanted to compete in strongman.
There was also the issue of determining what he would best respond to in terms of training volumes, intensities, frequencies, etc. While there are certain generalities I tend to follow when programming training, that’s all they are: generalities. There’s always tweaks and changes that have to be made as you progress and see how the person is actually responding.
None of his technique issues were helped by either the DISH or his other injury concerns. He had limited range of motion in a lot of movements and his body simply didn’t move right. It had found an amazing number of odd compensations for the various injuries and this showed in the weight room.
Bob wanted me to add the following to his list of issues when he started his training
I told him that something looked severely messed up (in his upper back) and that he should get it looked at. He said that he had and the doctor told him he was fine. I told him to find another doctor and, although I forget the details, he eventually looked up an ART practitioner (I may be getting the details of how this all worked out wrong) who did a proper assessment.