Fitness Terms - M

Fitness Glossary - M Terms

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Max
Maximum effort for one repetition of an exercise.

Midsection
Muscles of abdominal area, including upper and lower abdominal's, oblique's and rectus abdominis muscles.

Military Press
Pressing a barbell from upper chest upward in a standing or sitting position.

Muscle
Tissue consisting of fibres organized into bands or bundles that contract to cause bodily movement. Muscle fibres run in the same direction as the action they perform.

Muscle Head
Slang for someone whose life is dominated  by training.

Muscle Spasm
Sudden, involuntary contraction of muscle or muscle group.

Muscle Tone
Condition in which muscle is in a constant yet slight state of contraction and appears firm.

Muscularity
Another term for definition, denoting a fully delineated muscles and absence of fat.

Myositis
Muscular soreness due to inflammation that often occurs 1-2 days after unaccustomed exercise. Often referred as DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness)