Fitness vocabulary

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Here is list of fitness-related terms. They might be useful if you decide to hit the gym while traveling around Spain or Latin America.

Fitness – Fitness

Entrenar (lit. to train) / hacer ejercicio To workout

Correr – To run

Saltar – To jump

Levantar – To lift

Gimnasio – Gym

Comba / cuerda – Jump rope

Pesas – Weights

Barra – Bar

Mancuerna – Dumbbell

Pesa rusa (lit. Russian weight) Kettlebell

“Press” de banca – Bench press

“Press” de hombro – Shoulder press

Extensión – Extension

Dominada – Pull-up

Sentadilla – Squat

Zancada / estocada – Lunge

Flexión – Push-up

Saltos de tijera (lit. scissors jumps) Jumping jacks

Abdominales – Sit-ups

Burpee – Burpee

Hacer el pino (lit. to do the pine tree) To perform a handstand

Hacer el pino-puente – To perform a handstand into a bridge

Peso muerto (lit. dead weight) – Deadlift

Cargada y envión – Clean and jerk

Arrancada – Snatch

Salto mortal (lit. mortal jump) Front flip

Mortal hacia atrás – Back flip

Agujetas (used with tener) muscle ache after working out (there is no term in English!)

Gerd Bonk
Un atleta ejecutando el movimiento de ‘cargada’. / BUNDESARCHIV, BILD 183-N0929-0013 / CC-BY-SA 3.0

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