Sure It could have been a lot better (more compound, less isolation), but squats and deadlift…well would you, as a trainer, give squats, deadlift and bench and other free weight stuff to a total beginner who just bought a single hour of your time without any planned follow-ups? I know I wouldn’t because I just wouldn’t have the time to teach him from zero how to do each of these techniques properly without injuring himself.
Keep in mind that in most gym, you have 1 hour to:
-Meet the client (he’s probably late because he didn’t know he had to be changed on time.
-Evaluates his need and acknowledge any physical problem he might have (pain int the back, knee problems…)
-Perhaps do some sort of assessment.
-Write the program down as you go with the client.
-Do some sort of warm-up, mobility and activation work (yeah forget about it…)
-Find a good starting weight with him for 1st exercise.
-Correct his form on the exercises.
-Get him to put a bit more weight, because he’s a fucking pussy, without making him feel like one.
-Correct his form some more because he has no clue.
-Repeat for each exercise.
-Plan a sound cardio workout as do all this because you probably won’t have time to do it with him anyway.
Now that’s for a 1 day program, imagine doing a split program in 1 hour.
And you want the trainer to find time for squats, deadlift and bench which can take a good 15 minutes each to be somewhat acceptable? If he buys 6+ sessions then yeah sure it HAS to be top of the line but if not fagetaboutit you cheap bastard.