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Exercise Glossary

Use this ever-expanding glossary as a reference guide to exercise and related topics. Along with the definitions, we have included links to additional resources.

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A

Abduction
Absolute Fat
Active Recovery
Adaptation
Adduction
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Aerobic
After Burn
Agonist
Amino acids
Anabolic steroids
Anaerobic
Antagonist

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B

Ballistic Stretching
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Blood Pressure
Body Composition
Body Mass Index (BMI)

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C

Calisthenics
Calorie
Carbohydrate
Cartilage
Cellulite
Cholesterol
Circuit Training
Concentric
Cool Down
Cross Training

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D

Dehydration

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E

Eccentric
Ectomorph
Endomorph
Ergogenic Aid
Exercise Induced Asthma
Extension

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F

Fartlek Training
Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers
Fat
FITT Principle
Flexibility
Flexion
Frequency

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G

Glucose
Glycolysis

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H

High Impact Activity
Hypertrophy

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I

Intensity
Interval Training
Isometric Contraction

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J

Joint

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K

Karvonen Formula
Ketosis

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L

Lactic Acid
Lean Body Mass
Ligament

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M

Maximum Heart Rate
Metabolism
Monounsaturated Fat
Motor Unit
Muscle Failure
Muscle Endurance
Muscle Soreness
Muscle Strength

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O

Obesity
One Rep Max
Overload
Overtraining

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P

Periodization
Polyunsaturated Fat
Post Exercise Energy Expenditure
Progressive Resistance Training
Protein
Push-Pull Routine

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S

Strength

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T

Talk Test
Target Heart Rate
Tendon
Testosterone
Thermic Effect of Food

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V

VO2 Max

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