Training Glossary

An alphabetical list of fitness terms explained in a simple, easy to understand way. To make a suggestion or let me know of a correction, send me a brief email here.

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P

Progressive Overload

The intentional act of exposing your body to a greater stimulus that is has previously experienced to provide it with the necessary incentive to make it adapt by getting bigger, stronger, faster, etc.

Can be applied by;

  • Increasing the weight lifted
  • Decreasing rest times
  • Increasing the number of reps performed
  • Increasing the number of set performed
  • Increasing the number of exercises performed

Q


R

Reps

Reps are the number of times you perform one repetition of any given exercise. For example, 10 reps of squats would see you perform 10 consecutive squats.


S

Sets

Sets are group of repetitions. For example, 3 sets of squats would see you complete 3 total sets with rest between each one.


T

Testosterone

A hormone produced by the body in both men and women. It is primarily created in the sex organs with a small amount also produced in the adrenal glands.

It is important for the following processes;

  • Improving body composition, particularly building muscle
  • Increasing libido and sex drive
  • Improving cognitive function and mood
  • Staving off and counteracting depression
  • Strengthening your bones

Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE)

The total amount of calories you expend each day including any exercises you perform.