Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Gym Slangs

I have included some Workout Terms, Body Parts, Training words in this article. If you want to appear as a familiar one, then you should learn these words before hitting the gym. 

Reps:
Refers to one complete movement of one exercise.

Sets:
Refers to number of reps performed in a row.

Forced Reps: 
These are extra repetitions at the end of a set that require the help of a spotter. 



1RepMax (1RM): 
Refers to the amount of load you can lift for only one rep, and no more.

Failure: 
Refers to the point at which you can't lift another rep with proper form. 

Super Set:
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. 

Giant Set: 
It is three or more lifts performed back-to-back with minimal rest.

Drop Set:
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.



Circuit: 
A sequence of exercises that is done with little or no rest in between the sets.

Isolation Movement: 
Any exercise or movement that places stress on a single muscle or muscle group. Example: Bench Press.

Compound Movement:
Any exercise or movement that places stress on several muscle or muscle group. Example: Squat. 

Plateau:
If you are doing lot of efforts in the gym and still you are not getting results, it means you have hit a plateau.

Pecs: 
Short for pectoral muscles (chest).

Lats: 
Short for latissimus dorsi (back).

Traps: 
Short for trapezius muscles, which span across the neck, shoulders and upper back. 



Delts: 
Shoulders. You can work the front, middle and rear deltoids.

Quads: 
Quadriceps (front of the thighs).

Hams: 
Hamstrings (back of the thighs).

Glutes: 
Short for gluteas maximus – a much nicer way to say “butt”.

Core: 
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. 

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