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anyone hate strengthening and/or weights boring as hell?

been running for nearly a year now and on my days off i usually just rest. got a free york bench and the set of dumbells and barbell bar that have been collecting dust under the bed for some time and thought i would get them out. started off doing some plank variations first about 45-60 seconds each then moved on to some different squats with the weights and then finished with a bit of upper body stuff. but then got bored lol. certainly feel the muscle tiredness and i know its gonna help but bloody hell. i dont know how gym rats do it :p (jk)

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There's certainly something that winds me up about it. I find reading Rignold 's blog as Team Rhomboid a great antidote to bad attitude but fundamentally, I find that yoga gives me something that feels missing from 'physical jerks' (of course one should not jerk) I can just about manage the squats as that feels such a clear investment in my future.

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I am with misswobble .. I do yoga every day , but..I shall be hitting the Squats a la Rignold when fully recovered from the IC spell :)

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I am so rubbish at them which is why I do bodypump now ( although apparently that doesnt count as strengthening). I am also training to do a pull up, so having a clear goal helps as well... it is so dull tho, I agree.

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You can find something you like! You might find a class more fun. It's a means to an end but it does help if you enjoy it as you'll do more of it. Join TeamRhomboid for some therapy!

I love my yoga dvd! £5 investment well spent.

You have to have a mix of things in your fitness locker

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Music, music is the answer. Well it is for me 🙂 I'm a gym rat and have been for most of my adult life (on and off) and have a love/hate relationship with it. Yes it's hard yes it's boring sometimes but I find the right music keeps me going and I know I'm making a great investment in my future body. Also I'm a bit self-obsessed and they have big mirrors in the gym 😂

Maybe you could try a gym as the environment can be a good motivator too.

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I have enough gear in my home gym to do all I want to do - but somehow it just doesn't work for me. So I have developed a habit of going to the gym on my "rest" days ( resting form running) because I seem to get more done there than at home. Once again, a bit like the running days, the hardest part is just getting out the front door. I don't enjoy "cardio" activities at the gym ( except for a weekly 30 minute run on the treadmill ) - so I mostly do slow lifting/strengthening work using the various machines. Sometimes I do some bodyweigh floor work . I have recently started using the "Total hip" machine - I want to try to develop my running stride a bit and think that I need some hip flexor strengthening and stretching.

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I love lifting weights. I find it really zen whether I am at home in my outdoor gym or in a Globogym or lifting rocks and logs in the woods.

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Sorry, I love it! I joined a gym last month. It is an old-style weightlifters' gym, no frills at all: no heating, peeling paint on the walls, no changing rooms or showers, but the equipment is superb. It's full of big sweaty grunting men :O (not that that's why I enjoy it at all) with no gym bunnies in sight, and the floor is ankle-deep in gently-sloshing testosterone :D

I like the variety. I've been given a routine of about 13 upper body exercises, and I have an appointment to prove I've been doing my homework correctly before he will give me the next set for lower body. I can do cardio if the weather is miserable and I don't want to go for a run. I love it!

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You’re doing brill Murph 👍😃💪.

My old man said he would go with me to the gym to show me how to use the cross trainer. I’m counting the hours. If he does, I will have to eat my hat 😁

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