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Exercise Gym - Lifting Weights

Popular types of exercising are conducted in the gym or health club.  When I refer to a gym, I am implying a health club.  Two common types of exercising in the gym are working out / lifting weights, or using machines such as treadmills, bicycle machines, step machines, etc.  It's common for guys to get together and talk about lifting weights.  Likewise, girls get together and discuss the best methods to lose weight.  In this lesson, we are going to lay the ground work on talking about exercising in the gym.

Lifting weights

Professional weight lifters are called body builders.  But since the number of body builders are not significant, we are going to concentrate more on regular weight lifting.

I don't lift weights, but when I see a friend who is noticeably bigger due to lifting weights, these are the types of things I say.

"Have you been lifting?"

You do not need to say lifting weights.  When you say lifting, it's understood that you are talking about weights.

"You got big man."
"How long have you been lifting?"

Other terminologies for lifting weights are:

Pumping Iron
Pressing Iron
Pressing Weights
Working Out
Weight Training
Hitting the Gym

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