Sunday, September 27, 2009

Funny workout words

I'm sure there are more, but here are some funny words and expressions.
  • fartlek (unstructured run with periodic pickups...forgot this one, thanks JRP)
  • pickups
  • strides
  • hammer (as in go hard and fast) and the revered "hammerfest"
  • drop set, double drop set, triple drop set, triset,
  • settle-in (from swimming - regrouping after starting too fast)
  • aerobic, tempo, threshold zones
  • plyometrics
  • failure (actually a good thing, a goal to strive for on some sets)
  • deadlift, power clean
  • ladder workouts (running progressively faster intervals)
  • cycles
  • splits (no bananas involved here); then there are the negative splits!
  • bricks (workouts of 2 or more activities in succession e.g. ride/run or swim/ride/run
  • cadence
  • shake-out
  • whey, branched chain amino acids
  • refeed