- The 10-15-minute session of light calisthenics, aerobic
exercise, and stretching taken prior to handling heavy
bodybuilding training movements. A good warm-up helps
to prevent injuries and actually allows you to get more
out of your training than if you went into a workout totally
- In order for bodybuilders to compete against men of
similar size, the IFBB has instituted weight classes for
all amateur competition. The normal men's weight classes
are 70 kilograms (kg), 154 pounds (lbs); 80 kg, 176 lbs;
90 kg, 198 lbs; and over 90 kg. In a minority of competitions,
particularly in the Far East, one additional class 65
kg, or 143 lbs is also contested.
- The competitive form of weight training in which each
athlete attempts to lift as much as he can in well-defined
exercises. Olympic lifting and power lifting are the two
types of weightlifting competition.
Belt - Thick leather belt used to support lower
back. Used while doing squats, military presses, dead
lifts, bent rowing, etc
- A bodybuilding or weight-training session.