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Exercise Glossary Terms

These exercise glossary terms provide definitions for some of the most common words used when referring to exercise.

Exercise Glossary
Get a full list of exercise glossary terms and definitions.

Active Recovery
Learn the definition of active recovery for exercise.

Adaptation
Learn the definition of the fitness term adaptation.

Flexibility
Get the basics about what flexibility is, its benefits and how you can boost yours with exercise.

Aerobic
Learn the definition of aerobic and find resources for aerobic exercise to help you lose weight and burn calories.

Agonist
Learn the definition of the fitness term agonist.

Amino Acids
definition of amino acids

Anaerobic
Learn the definition of anaerobic exercise training and how to incorporate it into your workouts.

Antagonist
Learn the definition of antagonist.

ATP (Adenosine triphosphate)
Learn the definition of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate).

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'B'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'B'

Ballistic Stretching
Get the definition of ballistic stretching.

Blood Pressure
Learn the definition of blood pressure from your About.com Exercise Guide.

Body Composition
Your body composition is an important part of your fitness and health. Learn the definition of body composition.

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'C'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'C'.

Calorie
Learn the basic definition of calorie.

Carbohydrate
Learn the definition and basic information about carbohydrates from your About.com Exercise Guide.

Cardiovascular Fitness
Get the definition for cardiovascular fitness.

Plyometrics
Plyometrics involves exercises that can enhance power, strength, endurance and weight loss. Learn the definition of plyometrics.

Cellulite
Get the scoop on what cellulite is and whether you can get rid of it.

Cholesterol
Learn the definition and basics about cholesterol in this exercise and fitness glossary.

Circuit Training
Training technique that involves moving from one exercise to another, each exercise working a different muscle group until each muscle has been worked

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'D'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'D'.

Dehydration
Learn the definition and basic facts about dehydration.

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'F'
Get the definitions of common fitness terms that begin with the letter 'F.'

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'H'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'H'.

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'I'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'I'.

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'J'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'J'.

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'T'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'T'.

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'O'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'O'.

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'G'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'G'.

Glucose
Learn the definition of the term glucose in this fitness glossary.

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'K'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'K'.

Ketosis
Get the definition and basic information about ketosis.

Moderate Intensity Exercise
Learn the basics of moderate intensity exercise and how to monitor your intensity to make sure you're working in your target heart rate zone.

Monounsaturated fat - The Definition of Monounsaturated fat
Learn the definition and basic information about Monounsaturated fat.

Protein
Learn what protein is, how it works in your body and how much you need in this definition of protein

Pyramid Training
Should you try pyramid training? Learn the basics of pyramid strength training for building muscle and strength.

Resting Heart Rate
Learn the definition and the basics of resting heart rate, which is one part of you target heart rate zone as well as the conditioning of your heart from your About Exercise Guide.

Set Point Theory
Learn the definition of set point theory.

Stabilizer Muscles
Learn the basic definition of stabilizer muscles.

Thermic Effect of Food
Learn the definition of the thermic effect of food and how that contributes to your overall calorie burn each day

Exercise Glossary Terms that Begin with 'V'
Definitions of basic fitness terms from your About.com Exercise Guide, words that start with 'V'.

VO2 Max
Learn the basics about what VO2 Max is and how you can use it to track or enhance your cardio workouts.

Fat Burning Zone
We often work in the fat burning zone in the hopes of losing weight, but is it the best choice? Get the definition of the fat burning zone and find out if it will work for you.

Tabata Training - Definition
Learn the definition of Tabata training and find out if this type of exercise is right for you.

F.I.T.T. Principle
Learn the definition and meaning of the F.I.T.T. Principle of Exercise and how you can use it to create effective workouts.

Strength
Strength is an important measure of fitness progress. Learn the definition of strength and how to increase your strength with exercise.

Muscular Endurance
Learn the definition of Muscular Endurance from your About Exercise Guide

Metabolic Conditioning
Find out the definition of metabolic conditioning and learn whether you should try it.

Compound Exercises
Compound exercises can work your body in a more functional way. Find out what compound exercises are and how you can work them into your routine.

Isolation Exercises
Find out what isolation exercises are and how you can incorporate them into you workout with this definition of isolation exercise.

Obesity Definition
Obesity is a word we hear often, but what does it mean and how do you know if you're obese? Learn the definition of obesity and get resources for what you can do about it.

High Intensity Circuit Training Definition
Learn all about high intensity circuit training and how you can create your own short, effective workout for weight loss.

Spot Reduction Definition

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