Glossary of Training Terms
The ability of the heart and lungs, to work for a long period of time without tiring.
Extended durations of training done at a low intensity
Short durations of training done at high intensity
"off" a time
The start time of the next repetition
Recovering whilst moving at low intensity
Anaerobic threshold (AT)
The point lactic acid starts to accumulate in muscles
Measurement used to describe speed of revolution or cycle
Stretching whilst moving
Area where competitors can take a drink
Varying speeds, distances and intensities.
Hitting the wall
The point where a competitor can no longer proceed due to insufficient energy
Brief bouts of high intensity movement followed by low intensity recovery period
The highest intensity rate which you can sustain (up to 30 mins) without building lactic acid
The body's energy expenditure per unit of time
The ability of a muscle/s to work without tiring
Speed or intensity increase
Periods of training
Combination of strength and speed.
Training method that builds in duration, distance or intensity and then reduces again.
A series of repetitions
Recovering whilst stationary
Stretching whilst stationary
A time given to a proportion of training or racing
Speed or intensity increase by a set distance
Pace of activity
TT (or time trial)
An individual’s race against the clock
The point that must be exceeded to begin producing a given effect or result.
The highest rate at which oxygen can be taken up and used during exercise