Skip to content

Do you talk the talk??

Great piece here breaking down the basic ‘gym lingo’. Amazing how many times I lose people using some of these!

Pretty Fit

Here’s a list of some words/phrases/abreviations you might have seen or heard around the gym but had no idea what they meant.. Feel free to add some more in the comments!!

AMRAP: As many reps as possible.

Bis: Short for Biceps (the front part of the upper arm).

BMR: Basal Metabolic Rate – The amount of calories you burn at rest.

Cardio: Short for Cardiovascular exercise, primarily working the heart and lungs. Usually using the treadmill, xtrainer, bike or in an aerobic class.

Circuit: Consists of a number of different exercises, performed back to back with little rest in between. Can be designed to improve speed, agility, coordination, balance and muscular endurance.

Core: Your lower back, mid back, abdominals, obliques and stabilizers.

Cut: Definition around muscles, the lines you can see.

Delts: Short for Deltoids (shoulders) Front, middle and rear delts.

DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. The soreness is felt most…

View original post 404 more words

JR @ Straight-Talking-Fitness View All

The 'brains' behind StraightTalkingFitness, a site all about discovery that leads to strength in all formats; fitness, mental, emotional and spiritual. Everything starts from within and projects outwards. Master the body, master anything and everything.

Let's interact! Let me know your thoughts below!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: