Mog16 nailed my situation the most the most in my opinion.
I got the objectives for the course, it's basicaly designing a program that will hit and I read : arms, back, chest, lower body, and cardio, so I'll guess a cookie cutter program will go fine.
I tried maxing the smith press machine. Holy shit it murders my shoulders. It feels like pushing away a lever where the pivot is at your feet, and the arc of movement is actually moving up, then down. Imagine pushing those spinny things to tic the number of people entering an amusement parc. I'll have to resort to the 50 # dumbels for pressing. Any suggestion?
I'm trying to work on an exemption from the course, as I am already in the rowing team. I'll see how that goes.
MC Sp3 : Funny thing you mentioned lack of direct arm and calf work, I already added these to my deadlift day.
Thanks all for the help!
I'm kind of stiff in the hamstrings and spoke with the trainer about my interest in making corrective exercise, since I want to pick up Oly Lifting this summer. He didn't seem too hot at the idea, saying that I couldn't really get evaluated on that. I'd still like to do some, I may write a cookie cutter program and go crazy on the corrective exercises.