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Exercises you love to hate

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  March 6, 2013 02:25 PM

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I may seem like one of those crazy people who sounds like she loves every exercise under the sun (and for the most part, that's true), but there are some moves I just despise.

I like a good challenge just as much as the next fitness freak, but some moves are just, well, ugh.

For me, the exercise that tops that list of *ugh* = burpees. Don't know what those are? You'll see if you keep scrolling down.

I posed this question to the @BeWellBoston followers and I got some awesome responses, here's a glimpse:

What is a bicycle crunch and how do you do it, you ask? Here's a breakdown:

This is why I love our readers so much: Because I *loathe* burpees. They are the ultimate in exercises I love to hate if you ask me. What's a burpee? Watch this:

You kids know I happen to love push-ups (so much so that I'm doing 100 a day -- follow my tweets on the matter via #100pushups and @BeWellBoston) But, how do you perform the perfect push-up? Here:

What other exericses do you love to hate? Continue the conversation with me here in the comments or on Twitter using #exercisesyoulovetohate

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.


Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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