What they really mean at the gym ..

  1. In The Zone – Tired and incoherent during a workout. Commonly described out of the gym as “spaced out.”
  2. Extended Warm-Up – 20 minutes at low tension on the stationary bike then 20 minutes of casual stretching then a shower.
  3. “Just One More Rep” – Said to a spotter during a set. Really means: “Lift the weight for me.”
  4. Forced Reps – For the reluctant exerciser, every single rep of a workout is a forced rep. This is especially true when they have a mean trainer.
  5. Hack Squat – The position a cat gets into when he’s coughing up a hairball, commonly mistaken as a leg exercise.
  6. “Can I work in with you?” – Translation: “Can I remove all your weights and sweat all over your bench?”
  7. Drop Sets – What sometimes happens after doing a hard set of dumbell bench presses. A triple drop set occurs when you drop two dumbells and yourself to the floor.
  8. Bulking Up – Name for the phase during which an otherwise healthy trainer will try to get bigger and fatter on purpose.
  9. “I’m maxing out” – Translation: “I was going for 6 reps but I put too much weight on the bar and only got 1.”
  10. Cool-down – Sit on a bench and drink from a water bottle while talking about how much more you’ll lift next time.
  11. Olympic Bar – Athlete’s nightclub.
  12. E-Z Bar – “How dare you! I’m not that type of bar.”
  13. Squat rack – The lonliest piece of equipment in the gym.
  14. “It’s all you!” – Said by spotter during the last few reps of a set. Translatation: “It’s mostly me.”
  15. Pro-hormones – Hormones that have lost their amateur status.
  16. Meal Replacement Supplement – Cold pizza and warm beer with a sprinkling of hgh.
  17. Clean and Press – Surprisingly enough, it’s a shoulder exercise, not laundry instructions. A variation of it is even known as the Hang Clean and Press.
  18. High Intensity Interval Training – Occurs when there are two or more flights of stairs leading up to the gym.
  19. Skullcrushers – An exercise where you make like you’re going to bash your own head in with a barbell, a.k.a. lying tricep extensions.
  20. “Hold the contraction at the top and squeeze for 10 seconds” – Said by a personal trainer when he or she wants to punish the client for missing a session.

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