In my ongoing quest to improve myself, I have read a lot of articles and have come across several words that resonate positively with me... Here are some of them and what they mean...
Diet and Fitness program using weight, flexibility, and endurance training to mold, form, tone and reshape the entire body especially abdominals, hips, thighs, upper arms, and buttocks without creating bulk.
The burning sensation in a muscle that comes from the lactic acid and pH buildup resulting from exercising the muscle to failure.
To increase the blood supply to a muscle, thereby bringing in more nutrients.
A shortened version of gluteus maximus, the largest of the muscles forming each of the human buttocks.
A system of ranking carbohydrate-containing foods based on their immediate effect on blood sugar levels. Foods with a low glycemic index, like vegetables, beans, and most whole grains, are digested slowly, making you feel full longer. High glycemic index foods, like white bread, crackers and sugary candy, may cause a rapid energy boost that leaves you hungry shortly after you have eaten.
Lean Body Mass
Fat Free body tissue, comprising mostly muscle. Lean mass is the primary determinant of the body's basal metabolism (calories you burn at rest). In healthy men, bodyfat (bodyweight minus lean body mass) ranges from 8-12%; in women, 18-22%.
A condition of extremely low body fat with superior muscle separation and vascularity.
Abdominal muscles so well developed that you can see the muscles under the skin of your stomach. Also called washboard abs...