A to Z of fitness terms

Our essential A-Z guide to fitness and exercise terms

The world of health and fitness sometimes seems to have a language of its own — so we've compiled this essential A-Z of fitness terms to help your understanding.

Any time that you come across a term that you’re unfamiliar with, simply use our A-Z of fitness terms to get a straightforward description.

How does the realbuzz A-Z of fitness work?

Using the A-Z of fitness couldn’t be easier. Each term is listed in alphabetical order, followed by its abbreviation (if any), the category that it best fits into, and a concise description. Any terms that have multiple names are cross-referenced. There are five categories:

  1. Body parts. Muscles and bones — for example ‘hamstring’.
  2. Exercise equipment. Fitness gear or clothing — for example ‘stability ball’.
  3. Activities. Sports and exercises — for example ‘Pilates’.
  4. Exercise techniques. Training terms — for example ‘interval training’.
  5. Other technical exercise terms. Terms that do not fit into the above categories.

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