What's your least favorite exercise in the gym? What exercise are you best at?

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    Jan 15, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    I saw a question on another thread about someone describing their least favorite exercise, and well, I thought it would make a good question.

    Everyone has something they're good at and some that they loathe.

    For me, I can do bench dips all day. In fact, I apparently do them better than anyone in the gym, but I hate the simple bicep curl with a barbell. - I can do them fine with dumbbells, but with a bar it makes my wrists hurt so bad, I could scream. I have wrist braces now, which is helping.

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    Jan 16, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    I'd have to say I'm best at shoulder presses, which usually isn't anyone's forte or weakness, but I feel like every week or so I can increase my weight on these almost effortlessly.

    My least favorite exercise has to be hanging leg raises, everytime I do these it just takes away all my energy and I feel like I suck at them. By far my least favorite exercise, the only exercise I really dread doing. And what makes it worst is how good they actually are for your abs, I wish I could grow to love these sooner than later.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    i like those that involve the whole body..weighted burpees...squats.

    i hate isolation movements eg. curls, abs shit lol
  • gcoastmark

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    Jan 16, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    I can do shoulder presses until the cows come home...then push'em up over my head. ANY AB exercises are gawd awful for me...
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    Jan 16, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    I hate situps crunches, just about anything abdominal.

    I can do skull crushers on and on and on
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 16, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    OP curl with the french bar and your wrists will be fine -IIII--_--_--III- icon_idea.gif
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    Jan 16, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    fave: skull crushers
    least fave: leg press
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    Jan 16, 2012 10:17 AM GMT
    My least favorite exercise is the bicep curl. My arms are proportional to my body so I've never really cared that much about bicep curls when most exercises with the upper body engage the biceps.

    My favorite exercise is the deadlift and also my best lift. I really like the feeling squats give me too.
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    I HATE squats, but they're like the best leg workout so I do them anyway.

    I like to train my shoulders and traps, dunno why, just do.
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    favorite: planks
    least: pull-ups
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    I loathe push ups.
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    Love squats or the leg press too. I don't think there's anything I really hate otherwise I'd just find a replacement for it I suppose.
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    i hate lunges
  • alliedguy

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    Jan 30, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    All of them!!
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    I like lunges and squats. I don't like overhead dumbbell lifts. I got weak shoulders :/
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jan 30, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    i do not have a favorite exercise that i like in the gym. i have various of exercises that i like doing. The only exercise I do not like doing is squats. Not because i am not good at them but because they drain the shit out me.
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    Fave: Cable crossovers and pec dec
    Worst: Squats (injured my back on that one many years ago)
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I hate doing dumbell bent-over rows. The position just feels really awkward for me.
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    I HATE doing deadlifts... i've never been able to perfect my form.

    dumbbell clean and jerks, on the other hand, are really fun once you get into a rhythm.
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    Hate squats with lunges being a close second...

    Love push ups, flys and rows
  • A_1991

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    Jan 30, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    Favorite would be deadlifts, leg press, and t bar row since I find them the easiest so far.
    Least favorite would have to be anything abdominal! It just hurts my back and strains my neck even with the equipment.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    I love hyperextensions. They make my lower back feel so amazing. I feel so high after doing them. least favourite: calf raises because they are boring
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    I'm definitely of the "I HATE squats" persuasion.

    My best exercise is probably weighted decline situps (with twisting motion at the end, not sure what all that combined would be called). Practiced the motion enough to develop pretty solid form.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    Least Favorite=Squats
    Best At=Squats

    LOL, its a love hate relationship with squats. I hate them, but I am good at them, go figure.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    I like skull crushers, various pullups/chinups and various rows the best. I also like doing dumbell presses using the stability ball as a bench; even serious lifters have commented favorably on my ability to keep my core steady and it helped me boost my max on chest stuff quite a bit; when I go back to a flat bench it feels steady as a battleship.

    Least fav. is probably lunges or deadlifts, although we recently got a hex bar and I like that better... easier to keep posture.