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lsu777
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
It's still called strength training. Mark Rippetoe literally wrote a book called starting strength specifically designed for the average Joe to start Strength Training.

When lifting weights using a specific plan, it's called strength training. You are training to get stronger.

Just like doing jumps using a specific plan, it's called jump training. You are training g to jump higher and further


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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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Homey the Clown



I wish my life we're as stress free as yours. That's the only way someone could get this worked up over the words "strength training".


Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
It is pretty amazing living a stress free life like mine


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EyeOfTheFeTiger
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
So if I’m working out/training/whatever you want to call it with the goal of benching 315 (or any number) but I don’t plan on doing it in formal competition, that’s not training?


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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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So if I’m working out/training/whatever you want to call it with the goal of benching 315 (or any number) but I don’t plan on doing it in formal competition, that’s not training?


In my unpopular opinion, no. Its not.


EyeOfTheFeTiger
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
Interesting. I’ve never given it this much thought haha. I guess it boils down to this, when I say I’m going to the gym, I’d tell someone I’m going to workout, not train. But I’d say I’m training to bench 315 if someone asked what my goals are.


Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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I guess it boils down to this, when I say I’m going to the gym, I’d tell someone I’m going to workout, not train. But I’d say I’m training to bench 315 if someone asked what my goals are.

See this makes complete sense to me.


ETA: which seems contradictory, but thats just how my mind works, i guess...
This post was edited on 6/23 at 4:48 pm


The Silverback
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
If you’re following a designed program tailored for you to reach specific goals then I’d call it training. Because you’re training to reach a certain point.


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Polar Pop
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
"Im about to go train arms"


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MWP
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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when I say I’m going to the gym, I’d tell someone I’m going to workout, not train


This, but if I'm going to BJJ or box, then I usually tell my wife or whomever I'm going to train. 2 different places for 2 different kinds of activities for me as well.


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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
This belongs on that stupid Reddit sub r/unpopular opinion because it’s dumb as shite.


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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
People keep arguing over the definition, but that isn't the point. It's not about the technical definition; it's about the connotation of the word. People of perceive "training" as a word that meatheads/gymbros use.

It's kind of like if someone uses the word "crayfish" instead of "crawfish." They technically mean the same thing, but you know the "crayfish" person is probably from up north.

It's not what the word means; it's about the general perception of people who use that word (or words).


Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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People keep arguing over the definition, but that isn't the point. It's not about the technical definition; it's about the connotation of the word. People of perceive "training" as a word that meatheads/gymbros use.

It's kind of like if someone uses the word "crayfish" instead of "crawfish." They technically mean the same thing, but you know the "crayfish" person is probably from up north.

It's not what the word means; it's about the general perception of people who use that word (or words).


Precisely.


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Vyvanse
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
When you lift a weight you are "training" the muscle and "training" the movement. You are "training" your body to lift more weight than last time.

Do you know what the definition of training is? When someone is potty training their toddler, do you tell them to get the frick out because they aren't entering a pee pee competition?
This post was edited on 6/24 at 10:36 am


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Blutarsky
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
Training for the impending Zombie Apocalypse, so yeah, I’m training.


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Buckeye06
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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he, quite often, seems like an insufferable douche


This part I agree with.

I don't see a problem with it, but I just say I'm working out or going to the gym. Even if I was training for a competition I wouldn't say I'm training. Not the way I say things but I don't see it as an issue


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northshorebamaman
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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which seems contradictory, but thats just how my mind works, i guess..
three pages just to get to this.


Big Scrub TX
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
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Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
I go to personal training, so, yes. But that's because of a back surgery I had. I still treat all of my workouts as a quasi-medical endeavor.


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Homey the Clown
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
So basically what I've gathered from this thread is that people who call it training are typically douche bags, and I'm a douche bag for calling them out for being douche bags. Good talk, guys.


whiskey over ice
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re: Do You Call What You Do in the Gym "Training"?
I call it sculpting fwiw. I don’t train my abs…I sculpt them


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