You Hate Push-ups Because You Suck At Them

by Juan Antoniobringbackfit - homer sucks

Is your name Puzzle? ‘Cause my buddy here thinks you’re the missing piece he’s been looking for!” – Pick up line that sucks.

I have this friend who hates running with a passion. “I’ll do anything but run!” I have another friend who hates pull-ups.

And most people I run into at the gym, hate push-ups.

Ask them all why they hate ______ and the most common answers are:

  1. I just do.
  2. It hurts.
  3. Its hard.
  4. Because it sucks!

Yes, doing some things involving physical training are going to be somewhat discomforting and are not going to be easy.

It’s part of the game called building lean muscle and losing body fat.

If you want to play this game, you’ll have to accept this fact.

I don’t care what Dr. Oz says about this pill from the deepest parts of the amazon forest that makes burning fat easy.

It won’t. He’s being paid to sell you that idea.

Tom Brady Sucks

Lets face it, “I just do” and “because it sucks” are not real reasons no matter how many times you try to use them.

It’s just a way to avoid your real reason for disliking XYZ. Just try it with anything and see how ridiculous it sounds.

Common these days:

“I hate Tom Brady” or “I hate Taylor Swift.”


“I just do.”


“Because Tom Brady Sucks! / Because Taylor Swift sucks!”

Riiiiight. Multiple Superbowl wins sucks.

And millions of records sold, endless worldwide, sold-out stadium shows and being the first person on the planet to reach +1 BILLION YOUTUBE views on two videos (“Blank Space” & “Shake It Off“) says otherwise.


Back to the gym.

Think about that exercise or activity you hate, “Does it really suck or is it just that you suck at it?”

Bikram Yoga Sucks

Perfect example: you know that 100+ degree hot yoga – bikram yoga?

It sucks. And that’s why I hate it.

I’ve tried it a handful of times over the years and each time, I say, “this is bullshit” and end up walking out in disgust and frustration. I’ve never made it past 25 minutes of the 90 minute class. Everything about the classes sucks.

The truth is, I suck at it.

And I’ve never actually tried to get better bikram yoga.

I can lift heavy weights, knockout some Crossfit and run for hours, but throw me in a 100+ degree room and I bitch, whine, and complain like there’s no tomorrow.

I’m lucky though. Doing bikram yoga isn’t necessary for me.

I’m not trying to get super flexible and I’m not trying to compete in it. In fact, every time I’ve gone, it was always really to scope out the hot chicks.

Funny how that fleeting motivation didn’t last past a few minutes.

A lot of people I know, aren’t that lucky. They have fat to lose and muscle to build.

Try all you want, but there’s no way around eating better, resistance training and cardio work to get the body you really want. This means you’ll have to do a lot of things you’re going to suck at it. And it’s okay.

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If you haven’t run in 10 years, yes, hauling your weight around for three miles is going to suck so bad you’ll never want to run again. Never squatted before in your life? Expect to walk funny for a couple of days.

And if you’ve never lifted weights before, of course you’re going to feel lost, confused and like a dork walking into the weight room.

You Are Not A Unique Snowflake

It’s called being a beginner. All beginners suck in the BEGINNING.

Remember your first few times learning to drive or your first public speaking assignment?

Chances are it wasn’t a pretty picture.

Why would anything else be different?

It’s fear. It’s lack of experience. It’s the unknown all coming at you from all directions trying to trip you up.

Add the chance for failure and public embarrassment into the mix and it’s no wonder we rarely push through the beginner hurdler.

Guess what?

All of this normal. You are not a unique snowflake. You’re human.


Here’s what I want you to do. Pick one thing you suck at.

Write it down. Look at it. Accept it.

If what you currently suck at is important to you or to accomplishing your goals, make it a point to actually work on it. Stop thinking about it and just work on it.

Don’t avoid it thinking you’ll magically get better – that only works in TV land.

Instead, stay with it. Do it again and you’ll get a little better.

Keep doing it consistently and I promise you, you’ll be pumping out 50 push-ups and running half marathons like it’s your job.



The real magic is simply starting. More magic come when you try, try again and welcome consistency.

What do you suck at?

There is only trained and untrained.

Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle
Founder & CEO

ps – Swimming sucks. And now that I think about it, so does dancing. I wonder why?


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  1. Good words and motivations my brother! Keep the good news coming!

    Always yours,
    Coach John


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