Exercise glossary and formats


We use a fair amount of jargon in the exercise world. And we know this can be confusing.

There are also loads of ways you can put a workout together. There is no single "best" way. They all have pros and cons such as:

  • Simpler/more complex
  • Aimed at fitness/strength
  • More/less efficient
  • Better for beginners/advanced
  • Safer/more dodgy

To help you navigate the jargon and unpick some of the fitness idiosyncrasies, here are a few of the phrases and workouts we find ourselves using a lot and why you might use them as part of your workout regime:

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