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Majority of gym goers biggest fear is being clueless. Here’s what the gym words you hear mean.

1 • Reps & Sets.

Reps = Repetitions (How many times you repeat an exercise)

Sets (How many times you'll repeat a particular number of repetitions of an exercise)

E.g: 3 sets / 10 reps of squats

10 repetitions of squats repeated 3 times.


2 • PB = Personal Best.

This is your best performance of a particular exercise.

E.g My PB for deadlifts is 180kg for 3 reps.


3 • HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training.

This is a form of training that involves quick, explosive movements with minimal rest time.


4 • Circuit training.

A group of exercises performed back to back with a short rest time between them. They're often repeated for a certain amount of time or set number of repetitions.


5 • Free Weights.

This refers to equipment in the gym that isn't attached to a machine.

E.g Kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells.


6 • Superset.

Performing two exercises back to back with NO rest.

E.g 10 reps of squats straight into 10 reps of lunges.


7 • Compound exercises.

An exercise that works more than one muscle group.

E.g Squats target your quads, glutes and hamstrings.


8 • AMRAP = As Many Reps As Possible.

Performing as many reps of an exercise as possible in a given amount of time.


9 • Drop Set.

Refers to completing as many reps as possible of an exercise and reducing the weight / resistance simultaneously.


10 • Isolation exercise.

An exercise that targets a single muscle.

E.g Bicep curl.


11 • One Rep Max (1RM).

This is the maximum amount of weight you can lift of an exercise for 1 rep

E.g 1RM for squats is 100kg.


12 • Progressive Overload.

The gradual increase of weight/resistance to build size and strength.

E.g Week 1: 20kg squat

Week 2: 25kg squat.


13 • Mind Muscle Connection.

This refers to really focusing on the muscle you're using when exercising and intentionally contracting it.

E.g Rather than simply coming up and down during squats, you slow it down and really engage your quads and glutes to push through the motion.


14 • DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

This is the aching/soreness you experience after a workout and sometimes comes a day or two after the initial workout.


15 • Macros = Macronutrients.

The 3 macros are protein, carbohydrates and fats.


I hope this helps team!

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