1000 calories, or one "food calorie"
Producing or causing the body to produce ketones.
A diet involving the restriction of carbohydrates to
the point of inducing ketosis (buildup of significant
levels of ketones in the bloodstream). Usually this
requires keeping carbohydrate consumption below 20 grams
reduces appetite and some studies (but not all) have
shown ketogenic dieters to lose relatively more fat
and less lean body mass than non-ketogenic dieters.
Note, however, that ketogenic diets are not usually
well-suited for actually gaining muscle.
one kilogram = 2.2 pounds
- Study of muscles and their movements.
Wraps - Elastic strips about 3½"
wide used to wrap knees for better support when performing
Squats, dead lifts, etc. Bands of fabric wound tightly
around the knee during powerlifting to slightly increase
lifting ability; their use should be avoided during
general training (apart from right before a competition)
since they can obstruct blood flow, compress nerves,
and grind the kneecap against the front of the knee
joint, resulting in inflammation and possible damage
to the cartilage of the knee joint.
a groved or roughened area along the length of a bar
to increase ease of gripping or to lessen the tendency
to slip (this is why a squat bar is knurled in the center
whereas a deadlift bar normally is not.
a sequence of chemical reactions occuring within the
mitochondria of living cells in which acetic acid (produced
from foods) is oxidized to produce high-energy phosphate
bonds (converting ADP to ATP ) to be used to power the
body's other metabolic processes. Also known as the
citric acid cycle .
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