Differences in Weight Related Terminology

Amy Wong | 10 years ago


  • Body Building: developing the body through exercise and diet specifically for competitive physique exhibition

    • Body builders develop an exercise regimen and diet solely for the purpose of muscle growth and aesthetics. They focus on consuming the ideal ratios of macronutrients. Macronutrients are the major food groups that humans consume in the largest quantities and which provide energy to fuel the body. They are: carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Body builders focus on training to progressively overload the muscles so that maximal muscle mass can be gained.

  • Weight lifting: there are two competitive areas of lifting: power lifting, and Olympic weight lifting.

    • weight lifting is the sport of the snatch and the clean & jerk, but in everyday language, it means the lifting of weights. In Olympic weight lifting, the bar must be moved at high speed.

    • Powerlifting is lifting maximal weight in three different lifts: the bench, the squat, and the deadlift.

  • Strength training: the use of weight resistance to tear, repair, and build muscles over time.  The goal is not to gain muscle mass or to lift as much weight as possible; it’s simply to get stronger. Any style of training can be used for this purpose. Different methods are weight training, body-weight exercises, and use of machines.

  • Weight training: a type of strength training that uses weights rather than elastic. It’s what one would do in the gym.

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