I'm going to come right out and say this. I don't know very much about weight lifting. At the gym I go to there are people that seem to know absolutely nothing about weight lifting. For instance there is a girl there that has been a figure competitor before. She has absolutely no clue how to lift weights. Every time I see her she's repping 65lbs for 3x10 or doing pec flies with 10lb dumbells. I know there is a disparity between male and female strength, but com'mon 65lbs on bench and 10lb dumbells for flies.
Then there's the guys that are hung up on tris and bis and don't do legs because it's "too hard" or "they'd get sore". I guess people could say all I care about is lower body strength. I don't have 20in guns maybe more like 12in, but I ripped of 7 singles of Anderson front squats with 305 today at a body weight of 215. I wish people would wake up and realize that their arms would get better if they'd man up and do some squats and deadlifts even for 3x10 with 1 min rest between them.
It bums me out to see people come in the gym and not try to get better. Every time I'm in there I'm trying to lift more weight than I did last time. I guess I'm trying to say that it seems that most people I see in the gym have a completely fucked idea of a good workout in their heads. I'm not trying to be the gym nazi, but why are there so many half reps and so much exercising and so little working out?
I like Dan John's fitness goals. http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/do_this_not_that
15 reps with body weight in bench. (I'm sure most guys in my gym could do that but then again maybe not if you want a full ROM press. They're all 3/4 reps)
15 honest pull ups(I can't do that and I doubt there are a lot of in my gym that could either. I see some many half ROM pullups)
15 reps with body weight on squat (sounds pretty easy. I was repping 265 this summer 20 times. that shit got old quick though)
I think the double body weight deadlift is harder than all of this stuff, well, except for the 15 reps with body weight. I might get 4 or 6.