Key Words To Fitness

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CV – Cardiovascular:

Exercise which works the heart and lungs, eg: Bike, Rowing, Running.


Aerobic means “with oxygen” Aerobic exercise is any exercise where sufficient oxygen can be breathed in to supply all the relevant muscles and allow them to continue working.


Anaerobic means “without oxygen” Anearobic exercise is high intensity work where energy is needed faster than oxygen can provide. Stored energy from the muscles are used, but as these stores are limited the muscles will tire and need time to recover.

Examples: Sprinting – Lifting Heavy Weights.

Warm Up:

Low intensity aerobic exercise which should be done before every workout.  The aim of the warm up is to warm muscles, ligaments and tendons to avoid injury.  It also increases blood supply to the relevant areas to give you a more effective workout.



Cool Down:

Low-Intensity aerobic exercise followed by stretching should be done after any workout.  The aim is to return the circulation of blood to normal and to clear the muscles of bi-products such as lactic acid which will cause stiffness and soreness.


How hard you are working yourself.


How often you exercise per week.

Training Zone:

These are the bands you work within to achieve certain goals.

  • Warm Up Zone.
  • Weight management Zone.
  • Aerobic Zone
  • Anaerobic Zone etc…


Repertitions, ie how many times you lift a weight.


A group of reps.


Where the weight is pushing in the opposite direction to you, for example.


By Mike Buss.

Category: Fitness Advice, Health News

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