Glossary T



Tendon A band or cord of strong, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to the bone.

Testosterone Principle male hormone that accelerates tissue growth and stimulates blood flow.

Thick Skin Smooth skin caused by too much fatty tissue between the layers of muscle and beneath the skin.

Time Dependant Ageing The loss of function resulting from growing old.

Training Effect Increase in functional capacity of muscles as result of increased (overload) placed upon them.

Training Straps Cotton or leather straps around wrists, then under and over a bar held by clenched hands to aid in certain lifts (rowing, chin-ups, shrugs, dead lifts, cleans, etc.) where you might lose your grip before working muscle to desired capacity.

Training to Failure Continuing a set until it is impossible to complete another rep without assistance.

Traps Abbreviation for trapezius muscles, the largest muscle of the back and neck that draws the head backwards and rotates the scapula.

Trigger Point An irritable spot usually found in soft tissue injuries, such as a knot within the muscle.

Trimming Down To gain hard muscular appearance by losing body fat.

Tri Sets Alternating back and forth between three exercises until a prescribed number of sets is completed.

Join over 150k fitness users

Select your areas of interest