Exercises You Skip (But Hate Yourself For)

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    Jan 27, 2010 10:02 AM GMT
    The exercises I always skip are my leg/calf exercises. I never skip my arms, shoulders, back, chest, or abs workouts, but when it's leg day, and I already did my half an hour of cardio (on the treadmill), I'm very likely to just go home. I promise that I'll make it up the next day, but I never do.

    What exercises are you most prone to skip? (If you have a regular routine.)
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    Jan 27, 2010 12:46 PM GMT
    I used to hate working my lower body because I ran a lot, and I figured that running will be my compensation. These days, I love working my lower body because it significantly affected my performance at the gym. However, I absolutely hate working my biceps! It just feels redundant because I have a good back workout program...and you'd think that the biceps will come into play while doing these exercises. I do them anyway or else the guilt will bother me all day.
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    Jan 27, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    I am another "I hate legs" guy... I always thought I looked fine from the waist down (no jokes please) and that if my upper body caught up with my lower all would be well. So I skipped legs for about... oh.... a year. Amazing how quickly you tire you don't work the legs! Running wears you out and dancing starts to hurt. It's equally amazing how that reverses when you work 'em! Also amazing how much easier ab work is when I take care of the stuff below the waist (again... stifle the jokes).
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    Jan 27, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    I love doing legs -- can't seem to get enough.

    I *LOATHE* doing anything chest though. It seems to require the most effort and offers the least reward for me.
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    Jan 27, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    I love leg workouts, and I'm about to head out to do one.

    However I hate back workouts. Most of the exercises seem awkward and no matter how hard I try I just can't get stronger
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    Jan 27, 2010 1:20 PM GMT
    I don't do leg workouts. But I do train on the elliptical at least four times a week for 30 minutes, adjusting the incline each day. Maybe that's cool enough? Not like I'll ever be out of proportion cuz I'll never be that big up top!
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    Jan 27, 2010 7:59 PM GMT
    doing a lot of running, xc skiing or mtbiking , depending on season, i tend to limit the legs workouts in the gym. As I have to give the legs some rest , but hate to skip a chance of being outdoor, the gym part gets a little neglected.
    But over all, i still try to do them once a week .

    i tend to neglect the "small" muscles : inner legs, wrists, neck .
    And i really shouldn't i guess. It's just a time issue. I don't live in a gym.
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    Jan 28, 2010 7:59 AM GMT
    djdorchester saidI don't do leg workouts. But I do train on the elliptical at least four times a week for 30 minutes, adjusting the incline each day. Maybe that's cool enough? Not like I'll ever be out of proportion cuz I'll never be that big up top!


    I'm not really getting big on top, I need to make some adjustments to my diet before I can really begin hitting the weights, but I wonder if I look a little lopsided already. Probably not.
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    Jan 28, 2010 8:07 AM GMT
    I don't skip any, although, I do sometimes slack off a little bit on leg day...specifically when doing squats. I don't neglect 'em entirely so I don't feel too bad about it.
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    Jan 28, 2010 8:14 AM GMT
    I dread toenail day, and always find some excuse not to work them.
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    Jan 28, 2010 10:50 AM GMT
    I am bad about skipping calves and abs. Also, I HATE doing cardio.
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    Jan 28, 2010 12:05 PM GMT
    For some reason I hate doing rear delt exercises, but as bad posture is one of my main problems I shouldn't be skipping them. Still I usually leave them until the end of my workout and they are always the first to get cut if I'm feeling spent.

    And don't even talk to me about leg workouts. icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 28, 2010 12:25 PM GMT
    I love to take pleasure walks, and usually take the stairs instead of the elevator. I usually skip legs. But I also skip doing them because they hurt like a sonofabitch for days afterward. The inner thighs give me the most trouble. No matter what way I move, they just ache.

    (edit): Oh, and abs too. I kinda shake when I am on the last set. It's embarassing, and I feel slightly nauseous afterward. I don't know why.
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    Jan 28, 2010 12:52 PM GMT
    Not a big fan of lunges, am always trying to find excuses to skip them. Even if i get through two set, will try to avoid the third one.
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    Jan 28, 2010 1:00 PM GMT
    sexyactionnick saidThe exercises I always skip are my leg/calf exercises. I never skip my arms, shoulders, back, chest, or abs workouts, but when it's leg day, and I already did my half an hour of cardio (on the treadmill), I'm very likely to just go home. I promise that I'll make it up the next day, but I never do.

    What exercises are you most prone to skip? (If you have a regular routine.)


    Definitely squats, I am sore for 3 days later.....never skip it though cause I refuse to be one of those upper body only guys and since I'm a complete bottom I need I hot bubble butt LOL besides that I am just used to being sore down there =P