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Physical exercise and exercises

aerobic

adjective

aerobic exercise is a very active type of exercise that makes your heart and lungs stronger

aerobics

noun

very active physical exercises done while listening to music, often in a class

aerobics

noun

a class in which you do aerobics

aquarobics

noun

very active physical exercises done in water while listening to music, often in a class

aquarobics

noun

a. a class in which you do aquarobics

bend

noun

a movement in which you bend your body, especially as an exercise

body building

noun

a programme of regular physical exercises designed to make your muscles bigger and stronger, especially exercises involving lifting, pulling, and pushing weights

boxercise

noun

a type of exercise based on boxing

the burn

noun

a hot feeling in your muscles that you get when you do hard physical exercise

callisthenics

noun

exercises that you do without special equipment to make your body stronger, thinner, and more healthy

circuit training

noun

an activity in which you do a series of hard physical exercises one after the other in order to improve your physical strength and ability

curl

noun

an exercise in which you lift a weight by bending your lower arms or legs upwards

exercise

noun

physical activity done in order to stay healthy and make your body stronger

exercise

noun

a physical action that you repeat several times in order to make a part of your body stronger or more healthy

exercise

noun

relating to exercise, or used for exercise

forward roll

noun

an exercise in which you bend down and put the top of your head on the floor in front of you, and push your body and legs over your head

gym

noun

the activity of doing indoor physical exercises, especially at school

isometric

adjective

isometric exercises involve isometrics

isometrics

noun

physical exercises in which you make your muscles stronger by pushing your arms or other parts of your body against each other or against something fixed

isotonic

adjective

used for describing a type of exercise in which the muscles remain equally tense as you make them tighter, for example when lifting weights

jog

noun

a run for exercise or pleasure at a slow steady speed

jogger

noun

someone who jogs

jogging

noun

the activity or exercise of running at a slow steady speed

jogging

noun

used for jogging

jog trot

noun

a way of running at a slow steady speed

keep fit

noun

exercises that you do to stay healthy, especially in an organized class

light

adjective

light work or exercise is not very difficult and does not need a lot of strength or effort

lunge

noun

a movement forward or to the side, done when you are exercising

personal trainer

noun

someone whose job is to make you fit by showing you how to exercise effectively

power walking

noun

a form of exercise in which you walk very quickly

press-up

noun

a physical exercise in which you lie down with your face towards the floor and use your arms to raise and lower your body

pull-up

noun

an exercise in which you hold a bar that is above your head and pull yourself up off the ground

pushup

noun

a press-up

rep

noun

a repetition of a physical exercise

set

noun

a particular number of times that an exercise or a group of exercises is repeated

sit-up

noun

an exercise in which you lie on your back with your knees bent and raise your upper body then lie back down

step

noun

a type of exercise that you do by quickly moving onto and off a low piece of equipment

stomach crunch

noun

an exercise to make your stomach flatter, done while lying on your back with your knees bent

stretch

noun

a movement or exercise in which you make a part of your body as straight as possible so that your muscles become long and tight

t’ai chi

noun

a Chinese activity that involves doing very slow physical exercises to make your mind relax and improve your body’s balance

training

noun

physical exercise that someone does regularly in order to practise for a sport or to stay healthy

warm-down

noun

gentle exercises that you do after playing a sport to help your body to return to its usual temperature

warm-up

noun

a set of exercises that you do just before you start to play a sport, in order to prepare your body

weight training

noun

exercise that involves lifting weights, especially using equipment in a gym

workout

noun

an occasion when you do physical exercise

ZUMBA

an exercise programme based mainly on Latin American dancing and music

body builder

noun

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