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What's your least favorite exercise?

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Created February 17, 2011 at 10:33 AM

I've been going to the gym consistently -- and see my trainer twice a week. I have two exercises that I HATE -- I loathe so much!!! I want to kill them!!!

I hate LUNGES and BURPEES. These exercises were invented to torture me. I'm Jewish so lunges and burpees are anti-semitic! :)

What exercise(s) do you hate to do the most? We all know they're somewhat necessary but we hate them nevertheless. What's yours?

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

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on February 23, 2013
at 06:22 PM

Straight leg deadlifts are my ass's fave

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

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on February 23, 2013
at 06:21 PM

Straight let deadlifts are my asses fave!

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on February 23, 2013
at 06:21 PM

I love walking and running/jogging, but I hate anything else! Especially awkward shit that involves getting down on the floor etc. Can't be bothered!

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on September 08, 2012
at 08:50 AM

Mountain climbers. A thousand times, mountain climbers.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on February 18, 2011
at 01:46 PM

Thanks for the tip, Kent. I've heard of Vibrams, but not specifically POSE or Chi running. I will look into it! 8)

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on February 17, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Be careful...it's designed to address a really specific functional imbalance I have from a bike accident. My coach is a Gray Cook disciple and heavily into Functional Mobility, which is very uniquely prescribed for everyone's particular imbalance or instability. You should check out GC's stuff if you haven't already - it's amazing. http://www.movementbook.com/

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on February 17, 2011
at 06:26 PM

Ughhhhh I hate burpees with a red hot passion!

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on February 17, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Have you tried running with landing on your forefoot? Some call it POSE running, other Chi running, still others call it barefoot running. When I used to run heel-to-toe, I used to get really bad shin splints every single time. When I started running in Vibrams, I naturally landed on my forefoot and stopped getting shin splints. Of course, because I wasn't used to using my calves like that, I got some muscle soreness at first...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on February 17, 2011
at 06:11 PM

Awesome! Thank you! I may have to try it now that I can see it. :)

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on February 17, 2011
at 05:34 PM

Dude, burpees are the greatest! My favorite is to do burpees under a bar (like a soccer goal post)- down, push-up, squat jump, grab bar and do a pull up, repeat.

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on February 17, 2011
at 05:31 PM

It's a shoulder mobility / functional strength movement that has me lying on my back on a bench, head hanging over edge, medicine ball held above chest with straight arms. The movement starts with straight arms moving back overhead (well...lying down "overhead"). When you reach the end of movement, elbows bend. Reverse and bring back up. Geez...this is hard to describe. I'll find a picture and post below.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on February 17, 2011
at 05:12 PM

It makes perfect sense. 8)

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on February 17, 2011
at 04:53 PM

spoken like a weakling :) I like gyms. I like deadlifting, squats, rows, nad pressing. I can't do that with bodyweight and nothing builds strength like it.

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on February 17, 2011
at 04:26 PM

cubicle land will not allow it, or I would in a heartbeat.

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on February 17, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Get a stand-up desk!

3806aa4cc77b896a11608d8a6a16e57c

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on February 17, 2011
at 02:53 PM

Boooo LSD, Yaay Deads!

3806aa4cc77b896a11608d8a6a16e57c

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on February 17, 2011
at 02:52 PM

I second that Melissa!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on February 17, 2011
at 02:18 PM

I need more description on the Medicine Ball of Death, please! I am intrigued.

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on February 17, 2011
at 01:46 PM

I second this--gyms suck. Climbing, however, is awesome.

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on February 17, 2011
at 01:36 PM

Favorite exercise is the deadlift

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on February 17, 2011
at 11:48 AM

I Hate the glute-stretch that I do for just shy of 8 hours of work a day(plus car ride)

Otherwise I do Mostly Bodyweight +Squats/Deads with a bar. And endorphins male it all fun. It's too short to get miserable.

F6c1df7d5699661bd1f0d6d0a6c17fc6

on February 17, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Get a stand-up desk!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on February 17, 2011
at 04:26 PM

cubicle land will not allow it, or I would in a heartbeat.

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Eedf46c82d0356d1d46dda5f9782ef36

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on February 17, 2011
at 11:41 AM

Not a specific exercise per say ... I can't stand basically any exercise in a gym. People in gyms always remind me of hamsters in one of those really fancy colorful plastic cages with the running wheels and climbing tubes and such. Watch the zoo humans play!

I am not a hamster.

I try to exercise outside or at home. Outside the gym I don't like exercises that require a lot of equipment. I like to use body-weight or home-made equipment or the environment (trees and such).

E34fbfa1bca9ae970c9c7313bf9de9f8

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on February 17, 2011
at 04:53 PM

spoken like a weakling :) I like gyms. I like deadlifting, squats, rows, nad pressing. I can't do that with bodyweight and nothing builds strength like it.

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

(1902)

on February 17, 2011
at 01:46 PM

I second this--gyms suck. Climbing, however, is awesome.

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94577e0344bb1671288ccee96083baf2

on February 17, 2011
at 03:51 PM

Planks. I hate static stuff.

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1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

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on February 17, 2011
at 02:59 PM

Pushups...I hate pushups, but I love them, too, if that makes any sense :/

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on February 17, 2011
at 05:12 PM

It makes perfect sense. 8)

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on February 17, 2011
at 02:19 PM

im really strong, and im really flexible, so i like doing those things and if left to my own devices, thats all i would do. what i HATE doing is anything cardio, and anything balance or explosive power related. if it wasnt for my trainer forcing me to run, do box jumps, jump rope and burpees, spinning, etc. i would avoid it like the plague. i have a low center of gravity and am firmly rooted to the earth! in ayurveda, im 100% kapha! but, as is true of all things, i do know that i will get the most benefit out of the things i find most difficult.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on February 17, 2011
at 02:18 PM

As much as I might want to be done with an exercise while I'm in the middle of doing it, I am always pretty aware of the fact that it is AMAZING to me that I'm doing this stuff. 6 years ago I was obese and completely unfit. Now I can do 100 burpees or 100 push ups or box jumps or lunges! That feeling is enough to get myself through any of them.

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(3259)

on February 17, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Running any distance (rugby-damaged knees), Medicine Ball of Death (something my strength coach dreamed up - it's as bad as it sounds), anything involving "engaging the pelvic floor" (seriously...have we become that messed up that we need to consciously clench our nether regions before we do a sit-up or lift a bag of groceries?).

Medicine Ball of Death

what's-your-least-favorite-exercise?

3806aa4cc77b896a11608d8a6a16e57c

(45)

on February 17, 2011
at 02:52 PM

I second that Melissa!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 17, 2011
at 02:18 PM

I need more description on the Medicine Ball of Death, please! I am intrigued.

Medium avatar

(3259)

on February 17, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Be careful...it's designed to address a really specific functional imbalance I have from a bike accident. My coach is a Gray Cook disciple and heavily into Functional Mobility, which is very uniquely prescribed for everyone's particular imbalance or instability. You should check out GC's stuff if you haven't already - it's amazing. http://www.movementbook.com/

Medium avatar

(3259)

on February 17, 2011
at 05:31 PM

It's a shoulder mobility / functional strength movement that has me lying on my back on a bench, head hanging over edge, medicine ball held above chest with straight arms. The movement starts with straight arms moving back overhead (well...lying down "overhead"). When you reach the end of movement, elbows bend. Reverse and bring back up. Geez...this is hard to describe. I'll find a picture and post below.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 17, 2011
at 06:11 PM

Awesome! Thank you! I may have to try it now that I can see it. :)

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Tabatas. They are four minutes of pure evilness and the only way I can get thru them is by cursing at my trainer the entire time.

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8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

on February 23, 2013
at 06:22 PM

Not sure why but I loathe chair pose.

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on February 23, 2013
at 06:03 PM

i HATE jump lunges. they are just so hard and get me tired really quickly.

also hate jump roping because i always beat myself with the rope mercelessly.

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on February 23, 2013
at 01:07 PM

I really hate jogging. It makes me feel like my internal organs are bouncing around in there. That is 1 of the best things about being primal - I don't feel like I have to anymore!

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on February 23, 2013
at 10:17 AM

Weights are lovely stuff to work with but resistance band makes me feel like ughhh...

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on February 22, 2011
at 04:18 AM

My least favorite?

triceps kickbacks - waste of time

Favorite?

deadlift - works most everything thoroughly or builds a base for it

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on February 23, 2013
at 06:21 PM

Straight let deadlifts are my asses fave!

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on February 23, 2013
at 06:22 PM

Straight leg deadlifts are my ass's fave

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on February 17, 2011
at 05:21 PM

Burpees and Mountain Climbers for sure.

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on September 08, 2012
at 08:50 AM

Mountain climbers. A thousand times, mountain climbers.

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on February 17, 2011
at 05:14 PM

Box jumps! Blech...I hate them...but mostly because I'm horrible at them.

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on February 17, 2011
at 05:03 PM

Stationary bicycle. It's boring and the seat hurts my butt. Maybe that's why I quit doing it! ;-P

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on February 17, 2011
at 02:15 PM

i used to hate deadlifts and squats but nowadays they're my faves. these days, my old fave, the bench press, is my hated exercise. probably more because it's not going up like the rest of my lifts are. oh well. weighted pullups can be a biyatch too if done right after heavy deads.

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61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on February 17, 2011
at 02:11 PM

Running. I also love running. It's a love/hate relationship.

I have a tendency to get shin splints, which frustrates me to no end because I really love the feeling in the rest of my body and the clear mind that running gives me.

Stupid shins.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on February 17, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Have you tried running with landing on your forefoot? Some call it POSE running, other Chi running, still others call it barefoot running. When I used to run heel-to-toe, I used to get really bad shin splints every single time. When I started running in Vibrams, I naturally landed on my forefoot and stopped getting shin splints. Of course, because I wasn't used to using my calves like that, I got some muscle soreness at first...

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on February 18, 2011
at 01:46 PM

Thanks for the tip, Kent. I've heard of Vibrams, but not specifically POSE or Chi running. I will look into it! 8)

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on February 17, 2011
at 01:35 PM

lateral box jumps...ugggg. Not only do they really suck, but I'm not particularly good at them. That being said, I try to do the movements I'm not good at more often. I think it will not only make it suck less, but will really help balance my fitness in the long run.

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on February 17, 2011
at 01:35 PM

Distance running, Snatches, Thrusters in that order.

3806aa4cc77b896a11608d8a6a16e57c

(45)

on February 17, 2011
at 02:53 PM

Boooo LSD, Yaay Deads!

4bb7a88866d5f97c6bd900b2a83fa2b0

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on February 17, 2011
at 01:36 PM

Favorite exercise is the deadlift

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Ed70b285b59b47f302f9d06e2cdba5d3

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on February 17, 2011
at 01:27 PM

Split jumps. Lunges in general aren't my favorite, but add in the jumping element, and it makes me want to cry.

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on February 17, 2011
at 12:58 PM

I hate anything that's repetitive in one place. I don't mind doing tabatas on a stationary bike because I can get them over with quickly. I started swimming and I can only go back and forth for 20 minutes before getting bored.

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on February 17, 2011
at 11:57 AM

Long runs. I don't mind short-ish runs and jogs, but I don't really like the longer than 20 min type runs. I actually like burpees - go figure.

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on February 23, 2013
at 06:38 PM

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