Fitness Terms - B
Fitness Glossary - B Terms
Cutting back on either number of sets, repetitions or amount of weight used during a exercise session.
A more vigorous stretch by using a swinging or bouncing motion suited only for conditioned athletes, especially in martial arts.
Weight used for exercise, consisting of a rigid handle 5-7' long, with detachable metal discs at each end.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Metabolic rate at rest, your bodies working output.
The simplicity in which nutrients can be absorbed.
The chemical reactions which take place within the human body.
A measure of protein quality in a given food.
Science concerned with the internal and external forces acting on a human body and the effects produced by these forces.
Weight training to change physical appearance.
The breakdown of your body make-up, i.e. fat, lean muscle, bone and water content.
Soundness of the bones within the body, low density can be a result of osteoporosis.
Buffed – As in a “finely buffed finish”
Good muscle size and definition, looking good.
Substances that help reduce lactic acid build-up during strenuous exercise.
Gaining body weight by adding muscle, body fat or both.
Burn – As in “going for the burn”
In endurance exercise, working muscles until lactic acid build-up causes burning sensation.