Refers to one complete movement of one exercise.
Refers to number of reps performed in a row.
These are extra repetitions at the end of a set that require the help of a spotter.
Refers to the amount of load you can lift for only one rep, and no more.
Refers to the point at which you can't lift another rep with proper form.
It is two exercises performed back-to-back with little to no rest for the opposing (antagonist) body parts, like biceps and triceps.
Compound Super Set:
It is two exercises performed back-to-back with little rest for the same body part.
It is three or more lifts performed back-to-back with minimal rest.
In a drop set, you start with a weight (say, 25 pounds) and lift to failure, then you grab a lower weight (say, 20 pounds) and lift to failure again, effectively extending the set. You can drop the weight multiple times in a drop set.
A sequence of exercises that is done with little or no rest in between the sets.
Any exercise or movement that places stress on a single muscle or muscle group. Example: Bench Press.
Any exercise or movement that places stress on several muscle or muscle group. Example: Squat.
If you are doing lot of efforts in the gym and still you are not getting results, it means you have hit a plateau.
Short for pectoral muscles (chest).
Short for latissimus dorsi (back).
Short for trapezius muscles, which span across the neck, shoulders and upper back.
Shoulders. You can work the front, middle and rear deltoids.
Quadriceps (front of the thighs).
Hamstrings (back of the thighs).
Short for gluteas maximus – a much nicer way to say “butt”.
Refers to your trunk – your low back, mid back, abdominals, obliques and stabilizers.
Slip N’ Slide:
Refers to the person who sweats on a bench and doesn’t think they need to wipe it up.
“Can I get a spot?”
It means someone is asking you to help him do an exercise with an amount of weight he is nervous about.
“Hey bro! Can I work in?”
The guy just wants to use the machine you are on.
“What are you lifting today?"
For those following a split training routine, the question is what muscle group are you going to work today.