- The subject already is in a rehabilitation program in which he walks 3-4 times per week for 45 minutes.
- The subject wants to start a resistance program, but he has never lifted weights before.
- The subject suffered an inferolateral myocardial infarction (heart attack) ten months ago.
- The subject considers himself “semi fit” although before the heart attack he lived a sedentary lifestyle.
- Vitals: Sex- Male; Height- 5’4”; Weight-165 lbs; Age-55
- Resting Blood Pressure= 138/86 mmhg
- Risk factors: Family history CVD (father was hypertensive and died of heart attack at age 52), suffered a heart attack ten months ago
- Calculated VO2 Max: 35.8 ml/kg/min
- 1 Repetition Max: Leg Press- 199 lbs; Leg Extension- 79 lbs; Bench Press- 128; Curl Ups- 20 (level-good); Bicep Curls- 29 lbs; Arm Extension- 27 lbs
- Fitness Level: The subject falls in between the 30th and 40th percentile for his age predicted norms of maximal aerobic power, this means that 60-70% of the population have a higher VO2 max(his VO2 max his below average).
- Tests Subject May Need: Every four weeks retest 1 RM and also a VO2 max test to determine progress made
- Subject has never lifted weights and has suffered a heart attack (be careful about resistance)
- Family history of heart disease, Overweight(BMI-28.41)
- Pre hypertensive
- Unconditioned (VO2 Max-35.8 ml/kg/min)
- ACSM Risk Stratification: High Risk
- Goals: Short Term-- Begin a resistance training program, increase knowledge about weight training; Long term-- increase strength, increase muscular endurance, and increase overall health
- Workload: The subject will begin lifting weights that are 30-40% of 1RM for upper body and 50-60% of 1 RM for lower body. The amount of weight will increase each week by 5%, 10-15 lbs for lower body and 2-5 lbs for arms (when maximum weight is reached the reps will increase slowly or just stay the same in order to maintain strength level)....