Let’s also talk about some possible “side effects” of working out too much or incorrectly.

HOW TO DESCRIBE FITNESS PROBLEMS

TO OVERTRAIN – train harder or longer than necessary.

SP: entrenarse más de lo debido; FR: surentraîner; RU: перетренироваться.

You shouldn’t go to the gym every day if you don’t want to OVERTRAIN.

 

SORE – aching, painful.

SP: dolorido; FR: endolori, douloureux; RU: больной.

 

How to use it?

My legs are SORE.

I have a SORE leg/arm… SP: me duele; FR: avoir mal à qch; RU: болит нога/рука.

 

STIFF – lacking flexibility, hurt when moved (about muscles).

SP: tener agujetas; FR: courbaturé; RU: ноет тело.

 

After 2 hours of working out, I have stiff legs.

 

(The noun is STIFFNESS, so, you can “relieve stiffness”).

 

To have/suffer from MUSCLE/ A CALF/A LEG STRAIN – muscle injury.

SP: esquince; FR: fouloure, entorse; RU: растяжение.

 

I  won’t be able to play tomorrow, I got a bad leg STRAIN.

 

BURNOUT – exhaustion, overwork.

SP: agotamiento; FR: épuisement ; RU: истощение, перегорание.

 

TO BURN OUT – to suffer overexhaustion.

SP: agotarse, quemarse; FR: s’épuiser; RU: выдохнуться, перегореть.

 

Too enthusiastic gymgoers suffer from BURNOUT during the first year.

 

One of the symptoms of overtraining or burnout is moodiness.

MOODINESS – having changeable moods.

SP: cambio de humor, mal humor; FR: saute d’humeur; RU: резкая смена настроения.

 

His MOODINESS drives me crazy: yesterday he fell in love with karate, today he says it’s crap…

FITNESS PROBLEMS QUIZ

Fill in the blanks (MIND grammar):

TRAINER: I think your friend is just too lazy to work out. After the first day she called me to say that she felt ____________. Shee didn’t want to ____________, so she returned to the gym only in a week and told me that she had a leg ____________. Besides, she complained that her arms were ____________.

JIM: Don’t you think she ____________ ?

TRAINER: After one day of working out?? No way!

KEY

 

Check these FITNESS articles:

FITNESS PHRASAL VERBS

FITNESS IDIOMS

FITNESS: HOW TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE

FITNESS GEAR

FITNESS QUIZ

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