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The gym like many workplaces and social circles has developed a set of gym terms aka lingo that may not be overly-apparent for the newly engaged. Understanding these can help you move from sounding like a novice to a resident expert!

Newbie

A person who is new to the gym with a clear lack of understanding of fitness and technique.

Gains

Visible improvements from dieting and training correctly.

Stacking

Increasing weights to your workout to set personal bests, build mass and strength.

V-taper

The definitive bodybuilding look, where the dream V body shape is defined by wide shoulders, a big back and small mid-section. The body outline resembles the letter "v".

Aesthetics

Appreciation of looking good and pleasing on the eye.

Bulking

Consuming more calories than the body requires for a set period of time. Process taken before dieting & cutting to lose excess body fat gained.

Cutting

A process of eating less and trying to shed body fat, with the aim of ending up lean.

Prepping

The process of getting competition ready by dieting & training to get shredded.

Vascular

Visible veins on a bodybuilder. The result of exercise and a low bodyfat.

Is there any additional gym jargon that you have heard in the gym? Add you suggestions to the comments section below to be featured.

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