Even long-term Gym lovers may have misconceptions about exactly what some Fitness Terms mean.
Here are some definition of words and phrases you’re more that likely to encounter on your Fitness journey. We need to know some BASIC theory to achieve our Best Physique in the most efficient way.
Basic Fitness definitions
Everybody at this point provably knows the majority of this definitions but if you are absolutely beginner and you are starting in the gym world then it could help to establish a solid foundation.
This term refers to repeating the same exercise a certain number of times in other words a set is the number of cycles of reps that you complete. Familiarise with this term you will see this all the time in every workout and weight lifting routine, For example, 10rep x 3set of bench press.
This is the abbreviation for repetition, this is a essential term in Fitness especially in weight lifting routine. This refers to the number of times you perform an exercise during a set. If you are here to go to the next level in term of get a most muscular physique then the majority of the time use a Rep Range of 6 to 20
A specific movement with a specific piece of equipment. For example, “Barbell Bench Press” is a different exercise than “Machine Bench Press.” Also, “Machine Shoulder Press” is different than “Machine Chest Press.”
This is the act of preparing your body for the stress of exercise. This is a crucial part of your workout, cardio or any strong effort that you need to do in your live, you can minimise the risk of injury drastically so pay attention to it. The body can be warmed up with light intensity aerobic movements like walking slowly. These movements increase blood flow, which in turn heats up muscles and joints.
After a very demanding activity you should reduce the intensity of this activity for a few minutes until your breathing and heart rate slow down. Stretching is often part of a cool down and strongly recommended.
After an intense gym workout or cardio session you should at least stretch your muscle target if you were doing your gym routine and your legs or other body parts if you were doing cardio. This type of workout enhances the range of motion of joints. Age and inactivity tend to cause muscles, tendons, and ligaments to shorten over time. Stretching will give you a lot of benefits in long term, it is topical to see beginners forget about it.
This is the abbreviation for cardiovascular activity. These are exercises that are strenuous enough to temporarily speed up your breathing and heart rate. This kind of activity has huge benefits for your overall heath in general but also to get lean and showing your hard work in the gym. I have a section talking all that you need to know about cardio, if you would like to see it click here.
This term is based on the person’s age. An estimate of a person’s maximum age-related heart rate can be obtained by subtracting the person’s age from 220. For example, if you’re 20 years old, subtract 20 from 220 to get a maximum heart rate of 200. This is the average maximum number of times your heart should beat per minute during exercise. This is an important term to take in account when we do cardio to lose fat and not just weight. If you are interested in this click here.
One long bar, on which you add weight to each end. Requires two hands to pick up.
A short bar with pre-attached weights. Requires only one hand to pick up.
If you know those basic concepts you have a strong foundation to improve your body and mind and ENJOYING in the process!!!