So I just moved to Montreal and my buddy asked me if I wanted to go workout with him at this local gym in a Montreal suburban city. I said yeah no prob.
So it was me, him, and his workout partner. So I do my own stuff you know. 4 chest exercises 3X6 each, which I think is enough reps and sets. Has been pretty good to me in the past to build size and strength and the best is that I’m in and out in about a hour.
Oh man, my buddy and his partner on the other hand, they did like 15 sets of 10 reps each in total for their chest. So I tell them, man, you guys are doing 150 reps for chest that’s just nuts, where did you find that workout or who did it for you. So he tells me the guy behind the counter did (I guess he was the owner). I tell him that that is way too many reps and you spend way too much time. He agreed that it did take him lots of time. When the workout was done we go see the guy who made the workout for him and his workout partner. My buddy makes him understand that the workout is way too long. I start listening to the guy explaining why they should stick to it and then I say: Man, 150 reps for chest only is crazy, way too much! My buddy continues by telling him that I only do 3X6 and sometimes 8 X 3. The guy looks at me super insulted and tells me: “Yeah ok, but you it’s for pure strength only. That workout I made is for hypertrophy not strength.”
Guys I kid you not. The worst is that he made them pay $30 each for that crappy workout that by the way does not include any kind of flat bench press because it supposedly does not build size like the incline, no squat, no deadlift, no overhead press, nothing.
This is sad because there are guys like that in every gym and that’s what they tell newbies to do. My suggestion is that if you see a newbie in the gym doing a “weird” workout go see him ask him about his goals and ask him to see his workout then unbrainwash him.