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Questions tagged [terminology]

For questions about words, phrases and definitions that are specific to physical fitness.

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Is there a name for a reverse push-up executed by pushing with the elbows?

Is there a name for a reverse push-up executed by pushing with the elbows? Example:
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Difference between 'Bulgarian Split Squat' and 'Split Squat'

I have seen the terms Split Squat and Bulgarian Split Squat used as if they refer to different exercises (i.e. in the same program) but my web searches make it seem as though they are two names for ...
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What is the basic definition of cardiovascular exercise?

I once heard that basic definition of cardiovascular exercise is "exercise that increase heartbeat for a specific amount of time" Is this true? If yes, can I choose any exercise(like toe touching,leg ...
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Shrug the traps in Overhead Press?

I'm trying to learn to Overhead press and while reading the stronglifts.com guide I came across a safety warning where it says your bones will hit by lifting at that angle and to ensure that this ...
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What does it mean to 'condition the body'?

I read on this page the phrase, 'Treading water – great all round body conditioner'. What does this mean, to condition the body? I've heard of 'conditioning' before (when reading fitness how-to's), ...