so I am not sure where to go from here. I signed up to a gym and they have been pushing me to work with a personal trainer for $60 an hour. I just cannot afford to do that at this time
so I'm going to do things on my own is what I told them
I'm hoping you can give me some pointers as to a strategy to working out. right now I just show up and I just go to an open machine and do some sets. I don't really know what I'm doing I'm just trying to get a burn to my muscle at this point. how can I structure things to get the very best out of my body
Stick to the big lifts. 3x a week is fine. I'd recommend dumbells to avoid imbalances that can happen with a bar.
Example with a focus on Ancillary "beach work" for arm size. All 3x8+. When you get to 10 reps, increase weight and try to hit 6 reps mininum with the next weight up. If you cant, drop down weight. Once up to 10 reps, increase weight again.