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A regiment of foods eaten to obtain a goal. Some diets consist of just changes to what you eat, while some other diets require specialty food. You can save money on these diets by using things such ...


Fitness; Workouts

Weights attached to a short bar that can be held in one hand. Often used in pairs.

Eccentric contraction

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A contraction where the muscle lengthens, such as when you lower a weight in your hand but resist the lowering. A dynamic action because of joint movement. This kind of contraction -- for example in ...


Fitness; Workouts

Minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium that act to keep your nerves firing and muscles moving, especially during exercise. They are lost through sweating and can be replaced by ...


Fitness; Workouts

Any of a group of proteins with potent analgesic properties that occur naturally in the brain. These are the brain chemicals that contribute to the "runner's high" or good feelings during and after ...

External obliques

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Muscles running diagonally downward and inward from the lower ribs to the pelvis that allow you to bend forward and twist at the waist. These lie on top of the internal obliques. The kayaking stroke ...


Fitness; Workouts

Swedish for "speed play," a type of loosely structured interval training for runners, cyclists, and in-line skaters. It combines high-intensity segments with your regular training pace in order to ...

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