A member of my bootcamp, a lady named Peggy tells me she hates recline rows. Her grip gives out before her back muscles do, her core is too weak to maintain the recline position too long and the exercise is just hard.
Jeff hates box jumps. The exercise reminds him of how far out of shape hes gotten since his youth. He used to jump, climb, crawl and run everywhere but now as an out of shape adult, box jumps are tough.
I could go on and on about bootcamp clients who hate this or that whether it be running, burpees, rope climbs, kettlebells, etc.
My message to them (and to myself)?
Overcome. Destroy. Obliterate.
Instead of hoping that the hated exercise won’t be in today’s bootcamp workout, HOPE THAT IT IS.
So you can destroy that “mofo”. so I took some of the most hated exercises and put them into a bootcamp workout called:
“Work Hard At What You Hate”. It’s a reminder workout. A reminder not to run and hide but to invite, overcome, destroy, obliterate.
Here it is:
25, 20, 15, 10, 5 on ea. exercise
1) Recline Row
2) Hands Off Push Ups
3) 2 Hand KB Swings
4) Box Jumps
5) 2 Hand KB High Pull
6) Parallel Bar Straight Leg Raise (hold for time instead of doing for reps)
Work VERY hard at what you hate.