The relative size of each muscle group, or of the entire
physique. As long as you also have a high degree of muscularity
and good balance of physical proportions, muscle mass
is a highly prized quality among competitive bodybuilders.
– Refers to a position near the middle or midline.
- The rate you convert energy stores into working energy
in your body. In other words, it's how fast your "whole
system" runs. The metabolic rate is controlled by
a number of factors, including: muscle mass (the greater
your muscle mass, the greater your metabolic rate), calorie
intake, and exercise.
- The use of nutrients by the body. It's the process by
which sub-stances come into the body and the rate at which
they are used.
- Muscles of abdominal area, including upper and lower
abdominals, obliques and rectus abdominis muscles.
- Pressing a barbell from upper chest upward in standing
or sitting position.
- Naturally occurring, inorganic substances that are essential
for human life, which play a role in many vital metabolic
- Tissue consisting of fibers organized into bands or
bundles that contract to cause bodily movement. Muscle
fibers run in the same direction as the action they perform.
- Slang for someone whose life is dominated by training.
- Sudden, involuntary contraction of muscle or muscle
- Condition in which a muscle is in a Constant yet slight
state of contraction and appears firm.
- An alternative term for "definition" or "cuts."
- Muscular soreness due to inflammation that often occurs
1-2 days after unaccustomed exercise.