We all have exercises that we dislike more than the other ones that we do. The sense of dread might rise within when it is next in the workout routine or we are cursing to ourselves as we are doing it.
As one is doing the particular exercise, they could have the mindset that it will be over soon. This may power them to get through it mentally and physically.
If one really despises it, then they should assess if it truly needs to be part of their workout routine. An alternative exercise could be chosen since there are a lot of different types to choose from.
To have a healthy life and reach fitness goals a person needs to arrange their workouts so that it is at least tolerable for them. There are days where one might not want to work out at all but overall there should be enough interest in the routine that it can be done somewhat consistently.
I have to admit that overall, lower body workout days fill me with dread. As in, I really do not like that type of workout concentration. Upper body days are where it is at for me. That being said, I would never choose to not have lower body days in my workout routine because I know that they are important.
There is one lower body exercise that will never be tolerable for me. Do you want to know what it is? Read on!
I hate them!
Ready? My least favorite lower body exercise is (drum roll please)…
Yes, that is right. I do not like doing these at all. No matter how much I try to force myself to like doing them, it never works. I have to just face that I will never like them.
Squats are seen as an essential exercise in lower body weight lifting. It is said to work the full body especially the butt, hips, thighs, quads, and hamstrings. It is also called a “functional exercise” as doing it helps in our everyday lives(https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/strength-training-101-how-to-squat-properly).
It seems to have become a popular thing in social media for the past few years. There are dozens of Pinterest pins and Instagram posts about doing squats to build a better booty. They usually include pictures of backsides that are considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing for inspiration purposes.
In short, squats are wonderful for us! I still hate them regardless. There are a variety of different types of squats that can be done and I hate them all. I do put them into my lower body workout days but I am screaming inside my head during each set.
Doing squats feels so uncomfortable and strange to me. I have went over my form through videos and with a personal trainer to make sure I am doing them correctly. Unfortunately, it did not matter or make a difference. They just do not feel right to me. I hate them!
I will continue to do them anyways in order to keep a relatively nice booty on me. There will never be a day that I will like them though.
Are there any lower body exercises you dislike/hate/despise?