20 fitness jargons you should know

Nowadays, almost everyone wants to stay fit because of the many benefits it gives the entire body. So, as you also venture into the world of fitness, you need to get familiar with everyday words used by fitness lovers, fitness expert, and fitness trainers.

Here are 20 fitness jargons you should know

1. Aerobic Exercise

It is a form of exercise that stimulates and strengthens the heart and lungs which improve the body’s utilization of oxygen. Examples of aerobics exercise are swimming, cycling, jogging etc.

2. Negative training

This is when the muscle lengthens during an exercise, called an eccentric contraction. The negative movement is said to be a crucial part of muscle development.

3. Cardio exercise

This is any form of exercise that raises your heart rate and increases respiration. Cardio exercise enables your cells to burn more fat during both exercise and inactivity.

Examples of cardios are walking, running, performing intervals on an elliptical machine, and a resistance training circuit that has little to no rest between exercises.

4. Jacked

Refers to a lady or a man who has a lot of muscle.

5. Gymnasium

A large room used for various indoor sports and usually equipped with gymnastic apparatus.

6. Spot

It means assisting another person with an exercise.

7. Recovery

This refers to rest between exercises. Most times, short recovery is best for fat burn and conditioning while a long recovery is best for powerlifting and bulking.

8. Circuit training

Circuit training is a form of resistance training using high-intensity aerobics and its target is to build strength. Traditionally, the time between exercises in circuit training is short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise. It is also known as a series of different exercises that are performed back to back with little to no rest.

9. Stacking

It means adding more weights to your workout in order to attain a weight goal, build strength and increase your body muscle mass.

10. Dieting

This is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised way in order to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight.

11. Prepping

This is the process of dieting and training to get fit or get prepared for a competition.

12. Newbie

This means a person new to the gym environment with no experience of how to use the equipment and lacking in fitness and technique.

13. Gym Rat

A lady or guy who spends every of his spare time in the gym.

14. Beasting it up

This relates to anything involving intense effort physically and mentally or doing an intense training with the aim of attaining your weight goal.

15. Calisthenics

Exercising using your own body weight which helps develop muscular tone.

16. Cardio-respiratory fitness

It is also called aerobic fitness. This is the measure of the heart’s capacity to pump oxygen-rich blood to the muscles.

17. Heat Cramps

This means muscle cramps that occur during or after an exercise in warm or hot weather.

18. Obesity

This is a weight disorder which is defined as a buildup of fat beyond the considered amount for a person based on age, gender and body type. It is also a condition of being grossly fat or overweight.

19. Warm up

This is the process of preparing for an athletic event (whether a game or a workout session). It involves exercising, stretching, or practicing for a short time before the day.

20. Physical fitness

This is the ability to perform regular or vigorous physical activity without getting tired easily.

Other fitness word you are likely to come across especially on social media include:

  • Fitfam
  • Fitmoms
  • We are stronger together
  • Community not competition
  • Fitgirl

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