Something I think many lifters have struggled with is the balancing act of what you enjoy versus what supports your goals. This is something I’m struggling with lately.
Examples: as a lifelong small-fry, I’ve always had a goal of getting bigger and stronger. But the pursuit bores me to tears.
Squats have undeniably been one of the biggest factors of building leg size for me, but I really don’t enjoy them.
I really enjoy Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics work, but they’ve done very little for me in terms of adding much size.
The above is not an exhaustive list, just some examples.
How have some of you guys balanced lifting to support your goals, versus doing the lifts/programs you simply enjoy?