Lifting weights is boring! Anything I can do??

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    Jan 04, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    Anything?
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    Anything you like that involves moving around is good. Gardening, walking, climbing.

    Have you tried using an iPod with workout music on it to give you a hard, motivating beat while working out?

    Maybe it will help you to concentrate on the muscle you are building when weightlifting....and muscle burns a lot more calories than fat. ...so the more weightlifting, the more muscle, the easier it will be for you to reach your weight goals.


    This will kill your ass....

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    A Bosu ball comes with a workout DVD that will kill your ass. I dont advise it cuz it will be a waste of a hundred bucks for you.
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    Jan 04, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    Lifting is like having sex: it's hard work, sweaty, and requires teamwork. Like sex, if you find yourself getting bored with lifting, then you're probably not doing it right.

    If you push yourself to the point of physical exertion, then you should not be getting bored. By the time that I'm done working out, I'm drenched with sweat, I can barely walk out of the gym, and I feel like someone power slammed me, much like after sex. Believe me, you can't get bored with a routine like that.
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    Jan 04, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    Chaser is back to his same song. He just doesn't have the mindset of an athlete, and it's hard to convey that to him.

    Those of us who have done it for decades do it because it feels good, help us live a higher quality of life, and opens doors.

    Chaser is one of those guys that LIKES being miserable.

    He hasn't felt good in so long, he's forgotten what it feels like, and he doesn't have the patience, discipline, focus, desire, nor persistence to get there.

    Same song; different day.

    We've covered this for him numerous times in the last three years. It doesn't matter about the motivation of feeling good, looking good, living longer, having folks treat you better. He fails to connect to any of that.

    I could go through all the pros, AGAIN, but, we've all said it many times before. He knows the answers.

    It really gets down to the fact that he LIKES being miserable.
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    Jan 04, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    Logan_McQ saidLifting is like having sex: it's hard work, sweaty, and requires teamwork. Like sex, if you find yourself getting bored with lifting, then you're probably not doing it right.

    If you push yourself to the point of physical exertion, then you should not be getting bored. By the time that I'm done working out, I'm drenched with sweat, I can barely walk out of the gym, and I feel like someone power slammed me, much like after sex. Believe me, you can't get bored with a routine like that.
    Like sex, keep changing positions (the list of analogies goes on).
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    Jan 04, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    Hire a hot-looking personal trainer for a few months?!? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 04, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
    Caslon12000 saidAnything you like that involves moving around is good. Gardening, walking, climbing.

    Have you tried using an iPod with workout music on it to give you a hard, motivating beat while working out?

    Maybe it will help you to concentrate on the muscle you are building when weightlifting....and muscle burns a lot more calories than fat. ...so the more weightlifting, the more muscle, the easier it will be for you to reach your weight goals.


    This will kill your ass....

    bosuball.jpg

    A Bosu ball comes with a workout DVD that will kill your ass. I dont advise it cuz it will be a waste of a hundred bucks for you.



    I'm curious about this. It's a half ball? Is it better than using a full-sized ball? What's it best used for? I've never used one of these...

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    Jan 04, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
    and also like sex it´s mostly about the mind.

    For every exercise you do research what its goals are (what muscle does it work). If you are working with a trainer ask him/her. Then when you do that exercise have that goal in mind, make sure that you are working the right muscles (this is what the cry of correct form is all about) and engage your mind with the process, rather than daydreaming or lip synching Lady Gaga)

  • Timbales

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    Jan 04, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    If you don't like the solo, repetitive nature of weight lifting, consider mixing up your routines by doing calisthenics or a boxing/kickboxing class.
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    Jan 04, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    djdorchester2 said
    Caslon12000 saidAnything you like that involves moving around is good. Gardening, walking, climbing.

    Have you tried using an iPod with workout music on it to give you a hard, motivating beat while working out?

    Maybe it will help you to concentrate on the muscle you are building when weightlifting....and muscle burns a lot more calories than fat. ...so the more weightlifting, the more muscle, the easier it will be for you to reach your weight goals.


    This will kill your ass....

    bosuball.jpg

    A Bosu ball comes with a workout DVD that will kill your ass. I dont advise it cuz it will be a waste of a hundred bucks for you.



    I'm curious about this. It's a half ball? Is it better than using a full-sized ball? What's it best used for? I've never used one of these...



    You stand on it, which you can't do on a full ball (OK, I know there are youtubes of crazy ass athletes who can indeed stand on swiss balls, but you know what I mean). You perform your regular weight lifting on the Bosu, at least the free weight stuff. It engages your core and other assisting muscles and makes it much more challenging.
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    Jan 04, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    Lostboy said engage your mind with the process, rather than daydreaming or lip synching Lady Gaga)



    You shut your mouth.
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    Jan 05, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    It may turn out to be something you just have to make yourself do even if you don't like it. I remember reading an interview with Andrew Okum, aka Al Parker, he detested having to work out, but he kept his eye on the goal.
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    Jan 05, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidYou stand on it, which you can't do on a full ball (OK, I know there are youtubes of crazy ass athletes who can indeed stand on swiss balls, but you know what I mean). You perform your regular weight lifting on the Bosu, at least the free weight stuff. It engages your core and other assisting muscles and makes it much more challenging.

    Is that your full understanding? ... icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 05, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    Read a book

    Organize your closets.

    The list is endless
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    Jan 05, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    Get a delicious workout buddy who wears loose, airy shorts, and will stand practically directly over your face to spot you during bench presses.

    If that ain't encouragement, your heart probably stopped beating.
  • victor8

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    Jan 05, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    if you want it ya gotta work for it...its not like choclate cake that you cand stop in and buy....ya gotta start from scratch....i've also been heard if your bored...your probably boring...find joy in whatever you do....it's all time and space....got to fill the time up with something...hiring a traine is a good way to get going...pay him for 25 sessions in advance and know if you don't show you loose $$
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    Jan 05, 2010 11:34 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    Lostboy said engage your mind with the process, rather than daydreaming or lip synching Lady Gaga)



    You shut your mouth.


    Sore point?

    Ha!
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    Jan 05, 2010 11:41 AM GMT
    Mind is everything; muscles, pieces of rubber. ---Paavo Nurmi
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    Jan 05, 2010 12:55 PM GMT
    Hiking biking running swimming... try boxing (it's great) team sports if there's anything interesting/convenient to you... volleyball is fun icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 05, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    I've talked about this with Chaser before, but, nothing is nicer than riding a bike on spring day. You feel alive.
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    Jan 05, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    Usually the first two weeks are the hardest. It really is work. But after that it becomes a routine and one you will look forward to instead of fearing. For me, it releases tension and gives me such an euphoric feeling. I can't stop smiling after, I probably look insane.

    Listen to music. The best pump song for working out is the theme song for Beverly Hills Cop. If that doesn't make working out exiting for you, then I am afraid you have no hope.
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    Jan 06, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    I think setting a goal, making a plan, and working towards it, and accomplishing it, makes it a challenge.

    When I do a show, I set my time lines, goals, do my plan, and execute. I take great satisfaction in accomplishing tasks.

    We do them not because they are easy, but, because they are hard. Some of us have that mindset, and some don't.
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    Jan 13, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    Did some weight training today, one exercise per body part. Also did 20 minutes on the treadmill. I'm only going to do one exercise per body part, 2x a week, for the first month so I can wrap my head around it. Also need to keep telling myself nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.
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    Jan 13, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    OntheWaytoMe saidDid some weight training today, one exercise per body part. Also did 20 minutes on the treadmill. I'm only going to do one exercise per body part, 2x a week, for the first month so I can wrap my head around it. Also need to keep telling myself nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.


    quoting Kate Moss I see icon_wink.gif jaja
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    Jan 13, 2010 6:39 PM GMT
    Learn to live with boring. The world is not here for your entertainment.