Terminology of Overload Strength Training Exercises (I)

Francesc Cos Morera

Jordi Porta

David Carreras i Villanova

*Corresponding author: Francesc Cos Morera fcos@gencat.cat

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Cos Morera, F., Porta Manceñido, J., & Carreras Villanova, D. (2011). Terminology of Overload Strength Training Exercises (I). Apuntes. Educación Física y Deportes, 103, 101-111.



Science applied to physical activity and sport is relatively recent and has yet to standardize its vocabulary in some areas of knowledge. Establishing an agreed and unambiguous terminology in relation to strength training is essential for professionals working in exercise and human body science. It is crucial to draw up unambiguous terminology in this area of high-impact social action. The right to free movement of people across European Union member states and globalization in general also calls for knowledge of bodybuilding terminology in other languages. The following paper is the first in a series of four and presents the most common chest and shoulder exercises in Spanish, Catalan and English. It is designed to be a wide-ranging basis for definitions for other exercises.

Keywords: Bodybuilding, Exercise Terminology, Strength, Unambiguous Terminology.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: September 14, 2010

Accepted: October 20, 2010

Published: January 01, 2011