Have you ever walked into a training session and your trainer says this, “Alright, now we are going to complete an abduction exercise!”, and you’re thinking WTF?!? If you’re not a big gym buff or a health nut I doubt you use these words on a daily basis because why would you? If you just want to lead a healthy lifestyle then these terms do not need to be said daily, but understanding them may help you in the long run to accurately complete exercises, for educational purposes, or to just shock your trainer 🙂
All the terms below are directional actions that your body will perform in different scenarios or exercises. Our bodies are so complex that most things aren’t as easy as left and right, but these words aren’t too painful or tough; I believe they are very close to common sense standards, so let’s begin!
You do these motions daily if you think about it and they are very important to everyday activities, muscle growth, and movement purposes. So, next time your trainer says you’re going to complete flexion you can just flex 😉