The name of the game for training the tall athlete is stability and control.
Think about how long the spine is of someone who is 7+ feet tall...that’s A LOT to stabilize.
Unfortunately a lot of people don’t know how to progress and regress exercises to suit the needs of someone so tall so a lot of taller athletes either:
A-make minimal progress
Every athlete doesn’t have to Back Squat and Bench. Quite frankly, those exercises are a poor choice for someone so tall because there are more important areas to focus on. First place to start them is slow tempo focusing on control and putting them in a position to be successful and build upon.
Can the athlete get into neutral alignment and stabilize his body?
Can they stabilize and control in a single-leg stance?
A lot of athletes tend to compensate so being able to understand the subtle uniqueness of each person is important to delivering high-level results.
My man has already seen big progress going from doing pull-ups with a band, goblet squats with a 30 and a Bulgarian Split Squat with just body weight to now doing pull-ups without a band, Squats for 8 with an 85 and the Split Squats with a 45....And we are only a month in