So, I just had to complete the MANDATORY personal training session/evaluation at the gym I just switched to. They asked what my goals are. I told them I’m training for USMC Officer Candidate School (training for strength, endurance, and running). He then put me through a workout. To be frank, I think the workout was all over the place. I’d never progressed in a workout this way before. Let me know what you guys think:
Exercise 1: Bench Press
5X3, adding 5lbs each set (reaching a new 3-rep PR, actually, not that he was paying attention)
Exercise 2: Overhead Press Machine
3x15, at an exorbitant weight for which he had to spot me significantly on reps 7-15.
Exercise 3: One-hand TRX pushups
3x6, each arm
Exercise 4: Front Plate Raise
Exercise 5: SUPERSET of Cable Row AND Cable Rear Delt Flyes
Row 1: 30 reps X 40lbs
Fly 1: 15 reps X 35lbs
Row 2: 30 reps X 50lbs
Fly 2: 15 reps X 25lbs
Exercise 6: SUPERSET of One-arm fixed lat pulldown machine AND fixed front hold
Pulldown 1: 12 x 45lbs each arm
Hold 1: “16 breaths”, holding rails (not handles), 70lbs? (not sure)
Pulldown 2: same as above
Hold 2: same as above
And then we were done. He gave me some valid notes on form and technique, which were accurate and safe by my judgment. But he kept talking about how “this set is for endurance” and “this set is for hypertrophy… well, not hypertrophy…” (doesn’t explain what he means. moves on)
So, what do you guys think? Does this workout make sense to you?
Thank you in advance,
EDIT: felt I should also say that he did not “evaluate” me on deadlifts, squats, or leg presses. Nothing low body actually. He also didn’t take into account the exercise I did yesterday, which was (thankfully) not shoulder, chest, or back work.