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Max Maximum effort for one repetition of an exercise.

Midsection Muscles of abdominal area, including upper and lower abdominals, obliques and rectus abdominis muscles.

Military Press Pressing a barbell from upper chest upwards in a standing or sitting position.

Muscle Tissue consisting of fibres organized into bands or bundles that contract to cause bodily movement. Muscle fibres run in the same direction as the action they perform.

Muscle Head Slang for someone whose life is dominated by training.

Muscle Spasm Sudden, involuntary contraction of muscle or muscle group.

Muscle Tone Condition in which muscle is in a constant yet slight state of contraction and appears firm.

Muscularity Another term for definition, denoting a fully delineated muscles and absence of fat.

Myositis Muscular soreness due to inflammation that often occurs 1-2 days after unaccustomed exercise. Often referred as DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness)

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