It is important to learn terms used regularly in body building so as to avoid any confusions coming up when working out and to be sharp enough to understand the choices you make when body building. This article sheds some light on some of these difficult terms and helps you understand more on their relevance in body building.
A pump is one term which is of use in body building and very common in gyms. But very few people know what it is and they end up using the term even for wrong reasons or end up performing other workouts taking them to be the pump. A pump is generally a state in which the individual body builder tends to look compact, terse and also has a feeling that muscles are succulent and full of blood in supply. In this pumped state, the groups of muscles of the respective bodybuilder are usually fully engorged with this supply of blood. This pumped state generally accrues especially when the individual body builder has been successfully through a certain session of very intense and vigorous exercises. For instance, for bodybuilders who participate in a given contest, they usually lift heavy weights at the back stage even long before they hit the stage, and this is what helps them to achieve this desirable state. The practice for the body builders is actually referred to as pumping of weights.
Being ripped is another term that body builders usually use some well knowing but to others a jargon in the body building field. This is a general condition of the body builder, when he has low levels of the total body fat in the general physique. The low fat level is usually complemented by the separation of the superior group of muscles. For the competitive body builder, this is not really a desirable state and it works to the disadvantage when using postures to show of the winning appearance. They usually despise this state and give it names like sliced, cut or cross-striated and this is not healthy body building to them especially for competitive purposes.
Being shredded is also in the same category of hard terms. But it is not very different from being ripped since they share the same concept in body building. To get shredded is generally to be ripped, to be sliced, to be cut or to be cross-striated. The state mainly accrues when the individual body builder has low levels of fat tissue and the same time, the muscles being intricately defined.
Pyramiding is also a problem in definition for many body builders. This involves increasing the body builder’s weight poundage as used in the training, while at the same time decreasing the total number and the speed of his reps after each of the successive set in the body building program. The body builder can start by using ten-rep set with the use of a 100lb barbell and then decrease the number of these reps to a minimum of even three or two reps. This is what pyramiding is all about.
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