#EngVocab: Physical Exercise

Good evening, fellas! How are you?

Are you a fitness enthusiast, fellas? If so, tonight’s session is for you. We’re going to talk about words related to physical exercise.

  1. ‘Leg day’ is a day when we are training our leg muscles.
    Example sentence: “Never skip leg day, bro!” #EngVocab

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  2. ‘Abs’, shorts of abdominal muscles, are the muscles located between the ribs and the pelvis.
    Example sentence: “It’ll take years of training for me until I can show off my abs!” #EngVocab
  3. ‘Cardio (cardiovascular or cardiorespiratory exercise)’ refers to fat-burning workout designed to work the heart and lungs. Cardio can be done outdoor or indoor.
    Example sentence: “I prefer cycling in open air for my cardio than using treadmill.” #EngVocab
  4. ‘Aerobic exercise’ is another name for cardio. In Indonesia, it’s often mistaken as a form of exercise limited to gymnastics, while the term ‘aerobic exercise’ can also refer to medium to long distance running, cycling, swimming, etc.
    Example sentence: “Aerobic exercise can preserve your health. You’ll feel much better if you do it regularly.” #EngVocab
  5. ‘To spot’ is to assist someone with an exercise. The person doing it is called a ‘spotter’.
    Example sentence: “Can you spot me with the weights?” #EngVocab
  6. ‘Sore muscles’ is pain and stiffness felt for a while after an unaccustomed or strenuous exercise, also known as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
    Example sentence: “My body is aching. All my muscles are sore.” #EngVocab
  7. ‘Ripped’, used to refer to someone who has low body fat that the muscle separation looks visible.
    Example sentence: “I’d love to cut some weights but I don’t want to look ripped either.” #EngVocab
  8. ‘Free weights’, typically refers to dumbbells and barbells.
    Example sentence: “Where to after cardio, free weights or bench?” #EngVocab

All right, fellas, it’s a wrap! Hopefully the session is useful for you, and if possible, inspires you to work out more.

Remember that we always appreciate any comments or suggestions. Just keep them coming, fellas! Write in Twitter or www.englishtips4u.com.

Thank you for being with me!


Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 17 October, 2016.


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