Bodybuilding dictionary – Part 1
Here are some commonly used words you should be familiar with to understand exercise performance and our sport of bodybuilding.
Moving a barbell, dumbbell or a machine handle from the starting position of an exercise to the finish position one time is known as a repetition or ‘rep.’
A specified number of reps of an exercise performed continuously without rest is known as one set.
A complete programme of exercises for each muscle group is known as a routine.
Often referred to by our Indian bodybuilders as ‘practice,’ it is just an exercise session done on a particular day.
It is the short from of carbohydrates, the macronutrient that provides energy. It used to be known as ‘carbo’ in the 1980s. Now, it is popularly known among international champs and nutritionists as ‘carbs.’
_ P. Srimathy