Originally Posted by Matthieu Hertilus
I shuttered at the thought of machine based work as well, lol.
I would describe the person as noticeably fat but not considerably. I feel as though the goal is rehab type work since it would be difficult to induce any serious type of training effect an iffy shoulder, weak knees, and instability in the lower back.
I believe more back work (i.e. bodyweight rows, facepulls, Cuban presses, or standing muscle snatches) might take care of his shoulder issues.
I also thought more core stablization work such as the ones shown here: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...e_training&cr=
might alleviate some of his back issues.
if you're looking for a good shoulder one, I've recently had a lot of luck with this one. it worked much better for my particular issues. very systematic and gradual approach.