Fitness Terms - T

Fitness Glossary - T Terms


A band or cord of strong, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to the bone.

Principle male hormone that accelerates tissue growth and stimulates blood flow.

Thick Skin
Smooth skin caused by too much fatty tissue between the layers of muscle and beneath the skin.

Time Dependant Ageing
The loss of function resulting from growing old.

Training Effect
Increase in functional capacity of muscles as result of increased (overload) placed upon them.

Training Straps
Cotton or leather straps around wrists, then under and over a bar held by clenched hands to aid in certain lifts (rowing, chin-ups, shrugs, dead lifts, cleans, etc.) where you might lose your grip before working muscle to desired capacity.

Training to Failure
Continuing a set until it is impossible to complete another rep without assistance.

Abbreviation for trapezius muscles, the largest muscles of the back and neck that draw head backward and rotate scapula.

Trigger Point
An irritable spot usually found in soft tissue injury's, such as a knot within the muscle.

Trimming Down
To gain hard muscular appearance by losing body fat.

Tri Sets
Alternating back and forth between three exercises until a prescribed number of sets is completed.