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Word Net

workout n : the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit" [syn: exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion]

Moby Thesaurus

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English

Noun

  1. an exercise session

Related terms

Sometimes the terms 'dynamic' and 'static' are used. 'Dynamic' exercises such as steady running, tend to produce a lowering of the diastolic blood pressure during exercise, due to the improved blood flow. Conversely, static exercise (such as weight-lifting) can cause the systolic pressure to rise significantly.

Breathing

Active exhalation during physical exercise helps the body to increase its maximum lung capacity. This results in greater efficiency, since the heart has to do less work to oxygenate the muscles, and there is also increased muscular efficiency through greater blood flow. Consciously breathing deeply during aerobic exercise helps this development of the heart and lungs.

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workout in Arabic: تمرينات رياضية
workout in German: Training (Sport)
workout in Esperanto: Korpekzercado
workout in Spanish: Ejercicio físico
workout in Galician: Exercicio físico
workout in Japanese: フィジカルトレーニング
workout in Portuguese: Exercício físico
workout in Simple English: Exercise
workout in Finnish: Kuntoilu
workout in Swedish: Träning
workout in Thai: การออกกำลังกาย
workout in Yiddish: איבונגען
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