If you’re new to gyms, it can be a bit of an adjustment. For one, there seems to be an entirely different language gym regulars speak. Luckily, Popsugar has compiled a glossary of gym lingo everyone should know. Some of the most useful are:
– HIIT: High-intensity interval training. Basically a workout style of short bursts of intense exercise, followed by short rests.
– Active recovery: basically low intensity activity to help you wind down either between exercises or at the end of an exercise.
– Plyometrics: lunges, jumps, and squats, and other exercises that require “explosive movements”.
If all these gym terms have invigorated your desire to go to the gym, you might also enjoy:
- Working out is easier with a partner to keep you motivated. Read Muscle and Strength’s complete guide to finding a workout partner.
- If you’re trying your hand at weightlifting for the first time, here is a strength training plan for weightlifting for beginners.
- Success in the gym can also be a metaphor for life. Debbie Sanders, in success.com, write about 10 things the gym taught her about life.