- low bar squat. Not trivial at all. This will keep your mind busy too, because it is not as simple as grabbing some bar with weights attached and squatting. In order to put the bar in the correct location in your back and fix it between your back and your arms, you need sufficient shoulder flexibility. There you go, you need to do some mobility work as well.
- bench press. Not at all trivial. Learn to squeeze your shoulder blades together and lift the barbell with your arms at the correct angle to lift more weight and to prevent injury. Learn to engage all of your body to be able to lift heavy weight.
- overhead press. Again not trivial to do. How to steer clear of your chin and nose while lifting with maximum effort.
The point I am trying to make is, weight lifting is not boring if you try to lift heavy enough with correct form, because achieving correct form and lifting heavy requires enormous focus. There have been times that I left the gym without finishing the lifts because I could not focus on them to lift heavy enough (for whatever problems that occupied my mind then).
But I agree that there is a pleasant lightness that result from jogging listening to some good music or a good audiobook.
Edited by: MPLANE37 at: 5/14/2014 (09:06)
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