Doing lunges and step-ups this week and last, I realised how much I hate that kind of one-legged work. I always seem to run out of breath and lose my balance before I fatigue my muscles thoroughly, and the leg I work second always gets less of a workout! Seriously, when picking exercises myself, there are NEVER any lunges.
i hear what your saying. I suck at unilateral leg work, and so many coach's here tell you to do the things you hate doing cause you'll get the best gains with those. however i am just not sure. Like you said i often will lose my balance with heavier weight, and if i use a lighter weight i really don't feel much muscle fatigue at all compared to when i squat. In the end though my goals all boil down to being big and i think getting strong is just going to come with the territory.
As for exercises i don't like, ill have to say dumbbell bench presses. its not that i don't want to do them, its that whenever i see a bodybuilder on you tube doing them he manages to keeps the dumbbells moving in a smooth flawless motion. when i do them with heavy weight i struggle to keep them from wobbling around on the way up and down. Not sure how to correct this to be honest.
Another thing i dislike is working your triceps with free weights. for some crazy reason i never really feel the pump and muscle fatigue i get when i work my biceps with free weights. which makes me feel like i am not working them as hard. i been thinking about switching over to cable exercises for the triceps but there are a ton of different variations not sure which to pick. Any suggestions on ones you guys tried and liked?