physical exertion

Definitions of physical exertion
  1. noun
    the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    “the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit”
    synonyms: exercise, exercising, physical exercise, workout
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    cardiopulmonary exercise
    exercise intended to strengthen the circulatory system
    gymnastic exercise
    (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
    kick up
    raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand
    exercise set, set
    several exercises intended to be done in series
    anaerobic exercise, bodybuilding, muscle building, musclebuilding
    exercise that builds muscles through tension
    calisthenics, callisthenics
    light exercises designed to promote general fitness
    isometric exercise, isometrics
    muscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change)
    isotonic exercise
    exercise in which opposing muscles contract and there is controlled movement (tension is constant while the lengths of the muscles change)
    Kegel exercises, pubococcygeus exercises
    exercises for women designed to improve the ability to hold urine
    stretch, stretching
    exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
    arm exercise
    exercise designed to strengthen the arm muscles
    back exercise
    exercise designed to strengthen the back muscles
    leg exercise
    exercise designed to strengthen the leg muscles
    neck exercise
    exercise designed to strengthen the neck muscles
    stomach exercise, tummy crunch
    an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles
    yoga
    a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind
    crucifix
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
    dip
    a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
    double leg circle
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast (with legs together) swings his legs in a circle while alternating hands on the pommels
    grand circle
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the horizontal bar by swinging around it with the body fully extended
    handstand
    the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position
    hang
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
    kip, upstart
    a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
    long fly
    a gymnastic exercise involving a long leap from a vaulting horse
    scissors
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast moves his legs as the blades of scissors move
    straddle
    a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars
    jump rope
    a child's game or a cardiopulmonary exercise in which the player jumps over a swinging rope
    conditioner
    exercise that conditions the body
    aerobic exercise, aerobics
    exercise that increases the need for oxygen
    weightlift, weightlifting
    bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
    weight gaining
    bodybuilding that increases muscle mass and body weight
    jogging
    running at a jog trot as a form of cardiopulmonary exercise
    pandiculation
    yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
    power walking
    a form of cardiopulmonary exercise consisting of rapid walking accompanied by vigorous swinging of the arms
    press-up, pushup
    an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms
    chin-up, pull-up
    an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the bar
    knee bend, squat, squatting
    exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
    leg curl, leg curling
    an exercise designed to strengthen the flexor muscles of the leg
    leg extensor
    an exercise designed to strengthen the extensor muscles of the leg
    sit-up
    a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage
    hatha yoga
    yogic exercises (popular in the West) that combine difficult postures (which force the mind to withdraw from the outside world) with controlled breathing
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    effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
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