Steve Pumphrey

Changing Lives Through Fitness Coaching

Gym Terms

There are lots of glossaries of gym terms out there, but I chose to go with the ones on This is by far not an exhaustive list, but it will get you started with a basic understanding of the language used in most gymnasiums.

  • “Bro” Science
  • Cheating
  • Concentric
  • Deload
  • Drop Set
  • Frequency
  • Half Rep
  • Isometric
  • PR
  • Rep
  • Set
  • Superset
  • TUT
  • Volume

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