Struggling to understand what your Personal Trainer is saying?! We got your back! Check out some of the most common gym terms & their descriptions!

What does that word mean?!

Struggling to understand what your Personal Trainer is saying?! We got your back! Check out some of the most common gym terms & their descriptions!

SUPERSET: 2 exercises back to back with little to no rest between (typically opposing muscle groups).

HIIT: High intensity interval training short, intense exercise mixed with a brief low intensity rest period.

AMRAP: Doing "as many reps as possible" for a given workout.

EMOM: Performing a given number reps "every minute on the minute."

COMPOUND: Exercise that involves more than one joint & muscle group.

ISOLATION: Exercise that only involves one joint & focuses on one muscle group.

TRISET: 3 exercises back to back to back with little to no rest between (typically opposing muscle groups).

TABATA: HIIT workout consisting of 8 rounds of 20 seconds of high intensity work followed by 10 seconds of low intensity rest.

DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness - soreness you feel after doing a new exercise of activity.

ANABOLIC: The process of "building up" from chemical reactions that synthesize molecules in metabolism - state of getting bigger.

PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD: Gradual increase of stress put on the body in exercise (increase of weight / speed / volume).

POSTERIOR CHAIN: The combination of lower back, glute, hamstring and calf muscles working together as a whole.

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