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What workout have you found that you don't get bored with?
I'm sick of the gym, sick of home videos. I want something new and fun that I'll actually keep doing. Help.
Tue. Nov 27, 2:11pm
I also get bored of my w/o's. I have 3 pieces of advice:
1. Try a class if your gym offers them. I absolutely despise cardio work, but I do it 2-3 times per week just because I know I should. I couldn't get myself to do cardio on my own. Then I tried an rpm spin class. I still don't like cardio work, but being in a class w/ loud motivational music and a good instructor plus lots of other people makes it bearable. Much better than being alone on a treadmill or something like that.
2. Try to find a sport that you like. I'm into white water kayaking and wall climbing. I tailor my workouts around general conditioning (rpm for cardio and weights for strength), but I tailor the w/o's toward what benefits me for my sports. For instance, it helps to have a strong core in kayaking so I do 4 core exercises 4 nights a week during weight training. A lot of finger strength is beneficial for wall climbing, so I add weighted finger clinch exercise to my weight training. Having a purpose for the exercises has made a big difference in my motivation and interest in working out. Are there any sports you might like to do like hiking, biking, running races, dancing, etc? It doesn't have to be a sport you can do all the time. I only wall climb about twice a month in the winter and 1 time per month in the summer. But its enough to get me excited about strengthening my gripping ability.
3. Make 1 day a week a different kind of w/o. I try to do something outside the norm at least 2 times per month. I like hiking (just local woods, sometimes drive to state parks), kayaking, and wall climbing. Just find anything that is different from your normal exercise routine. Find a frisbee golf course, go bowling, etc.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 9:41 PM
It's a home video, but P90X videos are different - there are a dozen or so of them so it's not the same one every day.
If you can afford a personal trainer or a local boot camp - that's a great way to mix it up. I LOVE my trainer - I only do it once a week, but man do I love his workouts. Area boot camps are often much, much more affordable and you get 4-5 workouts a week.
Train for an event. Like the pp mentioned - having a specific reason to workout is SO much better than just doing it b/c you know you should.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 1:33 PM
I never get bored with Yoga.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 10:50 PM
To the person who started the thread:
So, what kinds of things are you thinking to trying so you aren't bored w/ your w/o's? Are there some things you have thought of?
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:11 AM
Try running. Maybe a half or full marathon is in your future. :))
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 9:36 PM
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