Fitness Workout Buzzwords (6 MOST MISUSED!!)

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Every industry has its buzz words so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the fitness and workout followers have their own. The problem is, all of these buzzwords aren’t being used properly. In this video I cover the 6 biggest and most commonly misused fitness workout words and how to more accurately use them.

First off is functional training. While in theory functional training is a great thing, in practice it suffers quite a bit. Somewhere along the way, people began confusing functional workouts with circus acts. They felt the more tricky the exercise or workout becomes, the more functional it is. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. In fact, function can be super simple if it fulfills your purpose for training and working out in the first place.

If you are a bodybuilder, then functional training for you would be to workout like a bodybuilder. If you are a powerlifter, then functional training for you would be training like a powerlifter. Balancing with your eyes closed, on one leg while doing a max front squat while reciting the alphabet backwards is not functional (unless of course you’re competing in the most screwed up spelling bee of all time)!

Next up is CNS burnout. This buzzword is incredibly popular these days. This term is thrown around as part of overtraining syndrome. The problem is, while overtraining is incredibly real and occurring to many more people than some would have you think, the signs of first fatigue don’t automatically mean that your central nervous system is burned out. You could just be tired! Rest up, eat well, skip a few days in the gym and you could be back to your old self in no time.

Moving on, we have W.O.D’s. Now I’m certainly not picking on Crossfit here as some coaches and boxes clearly understand the idea of planned progressive training. That said, some of it’s followers and even some coaches (no industry has completely perfect coaches!) embrace the term workout of the day too literally. If your workout doesn’t build off of what you did yesterday and help you to be better at what you are to do tomorrow, then you aren’t following a training plan. You are just exercising. Time to clear this up and make sure you are.

Next up is clean eating. As I say in the video, if you have to say you eat clean, you likely don’t. See, clean eating and nutrition is a way of life, not a short term state of affairs. Very similar to dieting where people refer to being either on or off a diet…eating clean insinuates that at some point you will be back to eating “un-clean”! Trade in the roller coaster for a meal plan that you can actually stick to without feeling deprived. Check out the X-Factor meal plan in the ATHLEAN-X Training System at today.

Finishing up the group of six fitness workout buzz words are core training and mobility training. While both of these are very very important aspects of a complete workout and fitness program they aren’t always what you think they are. Core training involves much much more than just your abs and obliques. Mobility is just one part of the flexibility and movement equation. Jumping in with both feet in either of these areas without understanding when and how to do them could be worse than not doing them at all.

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