Exercise! - Which exercise do you dislike the most?




Aly6690
08-21-2011, 08:38 AM
OK, so I have just had a really funny conversation with my sister about the most hated exercises. For me it's burpees with press ups and for her its jump squats. We've just spent the last 15 mins talking about why ours is worse. So I thought I'd ask what people on here thought.


fitmom
08-21-2011, 08:58 AM
Even though this exercise is really working for me, I still despise it...bent-elbow front planks (side planks are okay). I hate them with a passion but I've recently worked myself up to a full minute and have seen my entire midsection tighten up considerably as a result. But that being said, I still hate them. :lol:

seagirl
08-21-2011, 10:13 AM
Lunges in yoga. They make me angry.


Aly6690
08-21-2011, 11:55 AM
Even though this exercise is really working for me, I still despise it...bent-elbow front planks (side planks are okay). I hate them with a passion but I've recently worked myself up to a full minute and have seen my entire midsection tighten up considerably as a result. But that being said, I still hate them. :lol:

WOW A minute plank, wish I could hold it for that long. I have to say I'm not a fan of the plank either, but I find side planks worse!

whitelikechalk
08-21-2011, 12:47 PM
Overall I don't care much for any cardio. I have never been really active my whole life, so it's pretty hard on me.

fitmom
08-21-2011, 01:30 PM
WOW A minute plank, wish I could hold it for that long. I have to say I'm not a fan of the plank either, but I find side planks worse!

I am determined to do the front plank for two minutes eventually, lol. I'm not gonna lie to you, the last ten seconds are killer! Now see the side planks don't bother me as much (these I also do for a minute working towards two) because it's not my whole abdomen that has to work, only the obliques. Weird, huh? Anyway, as a mom of two, it's all about the core, lol.

tuende
08-21-2011, 07:34 PM
I KNOW that the ones I hate the most are the ones that I am the worst at! I used to hate burpees and lunges, but the more I did them, the less painful they got. Right now I'm hating tricep push-ups (even from my knees they are awful!). A jump lunge is also pretty bad.

But with that said, there are plenty of things I love. I was doing some core work with my trainer and I *stupidly* remarked that "I could do this all day!"- not to be cocky, just that I was feeling an appropriate amount of burn and loving it. Yeah... I had to do it holding a 10 lb weight after that.

celly123
08-22-2011, 10:57 AM
Oh my god where to start....burpees, jump squats and front plank are probably my most hated....and anything upper-body related since i have no strength there.

Also, I'm not sure what this is called but it's where you lie down with your legs straight in the air, and someone stands by your head facing your legs and pushes them down as hard as the can, and you have to stop your legs from hitting the ground! OWWWWW that is hard on the abs....

HMM3
08-22-2011, 01:17 PM
Hmmm ... I'm glad I don't do some of these ...

I quite like planks though ... I also like lunges ...

Been a little heavy for me it is ones where you need to have a little spring .... ie jumping on to a step or trying to sprint on a treadmill ...They tend to make me feel like I've got lead in my shoes ...


I like exercises that make make me feel strong or fit ..

diegroblers
08-22-2011, 03:19 PM
It actually changes as I lose weight. Planking is still number one though. I hated jacks in the beginning, because at my highest weight they were so hard on my knees, now they aren't so bad.

FitnessRiot
08-22-2011, 08:36 PM
I don't particularly enjoy running. Although, I think that it's because I have really weird feet, and can't find shoes that my feet are completely comfortable in.

BigChiefHoho
08-22-2011, 08:47 PM
Shoulder flies. Most weighted exercises, really, but especially shoulder flies.

sheramama
08-22-2011, 09:12 PM
I totally agree: LUNGES. I friggin hate them, even though I know they work the best for me. I can't deal with the knee pain. Demi Plies are coming in second.

shanhat81
08-22-2011, 10:32 PM
Running and around-the-world planks.

Aly6690
08-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Oh my god where to start....burpees, jump squats and front plank are probably my most hated....and anything upper-body related since i have no strength there.

Also, I'm not sure what this is called but it's where you lie down with your legs straight in the air, and someone stands by your head facing your legs and pushes them down as hard as the can, and you have to stop your legs from hitting the ground! OWWWWW that is hard on the abs....

OMG I didn't even think of those leg lift type things. They're one of my trainer's fav exercises to use as punishment for when I'm either not giving it my all or say I cant do something. I swear burpees and those really suck.

Gabe
08-23-2011, 04:33 PM
The elliptical. Am I going forwards? Am I going backwards? Am I going to fall off the thing? Crap, I need to adjust my resistance. . .pedal faster? You pedal faster, you over-engineered piece of plastic, metal, and electronics; I'm trying to adjust your buttons. Don't make me do two things at once!

Coordination. I don't have it.

9jachic
08-25-2011, 10:29 AM
I am new here but I totally loathe any type of group exercise that requires coordination. I always feel bad cause I dont have the best coordinationbut I keep going! Mind you. I dont mind spinning.

Lurker89
08-25-2011, 12:51 PM
Six inches (laying down with your hands under your *** and keeping your legs together, straight, six inches from the ground).

My calve muscles are huge from being heavier and then becoming a decent runner. I can plank forever but I swear to god I can't hold six inches for more than 30 seconds, they're just too heavy.


- L89

MonteCristo
08-25-2011, 02:39 PM
I hate running and pushups. At one time I had worked up to running a full 3 miles and doing 30 pushups, and I hated it just as much as when I struggled to with the first 30 sec/1 rep. I'm starting P90X, so not looking forward to pushups again, but I'll NOT be running again!

geoblewis
08-25-2011, 02:58 PM
Okra!

Oh, wait, wrong thread...um...running!

(But really, okra is nasty!)

tdiprincess
08-25-2011, 10:49 PM
Walking pushups and jumping planks. Insanity I tell you!! I like this thread though! :D