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Workout Terminology

Rep – One performance of a single exercise.


Set – The number of repetitions performed without stopping.


Tempo – The speed at which one repetition is performed. It’s denoted with 4 numbers (ex. 4-0-1-0). Each of the 4 numbers is in seconds. The first number represents the speed of the movement that follows one repetition, the second is the pause, the 3rd is the action phase of the movement, and the 4th is the pause. In the example of a bench press, the first number denotes the speed at which the weight is lowered, the second is the pause at the bottom, the 3rd is the speed at which the bar is pressed, and the 4th is the pause at the top.


Rest – The rest is the time in seconds between two sets.

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