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What exercise/program defines BORING for you?

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  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 828 Member Member Posts: 828 Member
    All of them.
  • bsteves06bsteves06 Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 Member
    running, outside or on a treadmill. i prefer walking and being able to look around. i dont use any music when i'm outside so i can be aware of my surroundings so it's just boring. i like walking and looking at scenery lol Yoga seems boring too.
  • MarttaHPMarttaHP Member Posts: 58 Member Member Posts: 58 Member
    Another vote here for (against?) indoor cardio. I get on the elliptical (reluctantly) once or twice a week for crosstraining purposes. I only get on the treadmill if the weather is absolutely horrendous and running outdoors would be truly bad. Even then I prefer running in a slight drizzle over the treadmill.

    I often wish I had access to some type of VR technology which would make it feel like I was running or elliptical-ing outdoors, preferably in some beautiful landscapes I'm not able to experience otherwise. Right now I'm just stuck watching Youtube during those indoor workouts.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,263 Member Member Posts: 6,263 Member
    Weight lifting

    I could do hours of indoor cardio. I study, read articles, watch youtube or netflix, listen to music, browse social media, get work done, etc.
    edited February 1
  • LunaTheFatCatLunaTheFatCat Member Posts: 232 Member Member Posts: 232 Member
    Running. Not even sure why, I can happily walk for hours, but running just bores me to death.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member
    One time I tried to work out to a Denise Austin show. That one bored me to death as well. I liked Bodyshaping when it was on ESPN. Lol, then I just watched Kiana's Flex Appeal just to watch her workout.

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  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member
    New one. REBOUNDING. I can go to Rock 'n Jump and trampoline there for an hour with my kid. But rebounding for an hour....................................meh.

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  • KNocerosKNoceros Member Posts: 233 Member Member Posts: 233 Member
    Treadmill.
    I just can’t get “into” it and find I’m fighting a bored brain the whole time (which drags soooo slowly).
    Which is odd, because I actually like “real” running and using an indoor bike. But the treadmill? Big fat NO!
  • KHMcGKHMcG Member Posts: 1,003 Member Member Posts: 1,003 Member
    All steady state cardio except skating and jumping rope. Cardio machines are really boring.
  • SunnyBunBun79SunnyBunBun79 Member Posts: 1,058 Member Member Posts: 1,058 Member
    It was so boring when I was on an indoor treadmill, and i never felt motivated to keep at it. I love night time and being alone when walking so gyms were a huge anxiety for me with such fit people around me. So i started walking at night, outside, listening to music. I moved to a really safe neighborhood and so now I can walk outside without anyone around and time just flies by! Also I got a compact rowing machine and it's easy to pick up so I now watch a whole tv episode while rowing! I love rowing so much better than just walking on the treadmill. I alternate walking outside with rowing indoors and I think I found my routine that I can actually stick to.

    Also in the winter, I can dress like a Babushka and no one will care how I look, since I'm alone 🤣 🤣 🤣
    edited February 2
  • dragon_girl26dragon_girl26 Member Posts: 2,042 Member Member Posts: 2,042 Member
    Here is what I can think of off the top of my head:

    1.) Treadmill (or elliptical or really anything similar). If the only exercise I could ever do was a treadmill then I just wouldn't do it. Music or podcasts don't help...all I do is watch the clock. I'd rather just pace up and down the hallway at home or march in place while I'm working.
    2.) Weight lifting...might be better with a trainer perhaps, but doing it by myself. I'd rather watch paint dry.
    3.) Running...its boring and it makes me hate my life whole I'm doing it,, so I don't. I will be taken down quickly in the zombie apocalypse and I've made peace with that.
    edited February 5
  • AndreaTamiraAndreaTamira Member, Premium Posts: 248 Member Member, Premium Posts: 248 Member
    KNoceros wrote: »
    Treadmill.
    I just can’t get “into” it and find I’m fighting a bored brain the whole time (which drags soooo slowly).
    Which is odd, because I actually like “real” running and using an indoor bike. But the treadmill? Big fat NO!

    I love the elliptical, but hate the stationary bike. You are not alone in haying only certain stationary exercise machines.
  • ndj1979ndj1979 Member Posts: 29,145 Member Member Posts: 29,145 Member
    Steady state cardio 👎👎👎
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member
    The Dreadmill isn't too bad for me AS LONG as I'm running intervals on it. If it's just to walk on....................................................................................boring as hell.

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  • armin338armin338 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    With the current lockdown in the Netherlands, I have to do it with those resistance bands.. bores me to death
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,488 Member Member Posts: 10,488 Member
    for me walking or jogging a track is the absolute definition of boring! I could probably do 6 miles in the woods or on city streets more easily than 2 miles on an oval track, meh.
  • JimDewJimDew Member Posts: 1,055 Member Member Posts: 1,055 Member
    Another indoor cardio hater here.

    I work at a YMCA and look at the treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, etc as hamster trainers. Kudos to you folks on them.... but not me.

  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member
    for me walking or jogging a track is the absolute definition of boring! I could probably do 6 miles in the woods or on city streets more easily than 2 miles on an oval track, meh.
    I could do an oval track (used to do an indoor one on rainy days at a gym I instructed at but no longer) because I'm still outside and I prefer the harder weight bearing compared to a treadmill. With and outside oval track, it also is "measured" so it's easier to assess running intervals and seeing if you're progressing in speed as well a little easier.


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  • maryjay52maryjay52 Member Posts: 568 Member Member Posts: 568 Member
    i hate schedules ... to the bone i hate them which is why im so inconsistent ..i have always been a spontaneous person . i get bored with routine
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