There are a lot of words and phrases in the fitness world that can be confusing to even a seasoned gym-goer. I’m hoping to take some of the mystery out of your workout, and define some terms and equipment that can trip us up.
Sets – The number of cycles of repetitions of an exercise performed.
Repetitions (reps) – the number or times an exercise is executed in one set.
BOSU – Blue half ball with a rubber dome and hard black bottom. BOSU means BOth Sides Up, meaning you can exercise and do balance work on it dome up and dome down.
TRX – A portable suspension training system that leverages gravity and body weight. Traditionally black and yellow.
Fusion – Fusion Fitness refers to a blend of two forms of exercise. Most commonly we see it as a blend of Yoga and Pilates.
Plyometric – also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength).
HIIT Training – High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT mixes traditional strength exercise with high intensity cardiovascular intervals and plyometric exercises
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