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Positive: This is also
referred to as the concentric contraction. The contraction of a
muscle against gravity. For example pushing a barbell upwards during
a bench press or pulling a dumbbell upwards during a dumbbell row.
The largeness of your muscles when they are engorged with blood
after intense exercise.
Pyramiding: Pyramiding refers to an advanced technique in
which you progressively increase the weight on your bar and decrease
the rep range for each successive set of an exercise.
Quads: The word quads is slang for quadriceps which is
that large muscle group on the front of your leg, these muscle
extend your legs to the straight position.
Range of Motion (ROM):
Refers to the full limit of motion that a certain limb can extend.
Reps: Reps are short for repetitions, which is how many of an exercise
through a full range of motion you can perform in a single set. For
example you can complete 10 reps of a bench press, which means you
lower and push the weight up again 10 times or 10 reps.
Ripped is another term for "Definition"
Sets: A set is the completed rep movement of an exercise. This is where
you complete the full amount of reps in a movement.
To perform 4 sets of 10 reps of an exercise means you perform 10
reps, rest and do that again for a further 3 times thus completing
that particular exercise for that muscle group
This an machine that holds a bar in in place on vertical poles where
it can slide up and down smoothly.
Uses safety stop positions at different
A workout split is dividing your
body parts up into different days to work them.
Spotting: Spotting is where you have another person
standing near you when you are lifting weights to insure you can get
the weight up or make sure you don't crush yourself under a too
The spotter can also help you to perform extra
reps for an exercise which you wouldn't be able to on your own thus
helping you to fatigue your muscles further.
Supersets are two exercises performed back to back with no rest in
Traps: Your traps is your trapezium muscle , which is
that triangular shaped muscle that runs from under your neck to your
middle back. Often a source of strain when bent over work for long
periods of time, well developed trap muscles and a good massage once
and a while will help to get rid of annoying neck pain.
Tri's: Your tri's refer to your triceps which are the
muscle that run underneath your arm from your shoulder to your
forearm, they help extend the arm to the straight position.
Term uses to describe the amount of exercise done over a time
Wheels: Like guns, wheels is slang for a highly
developed body part, in this case it refers to your legs.
A combination of exercises performed in succession with brief rest
periods between them.
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