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Vocab for Beginners


#1

Well im not really a beginner with regards to strength and endurance training, but I really dont know what alot of common terms mean.

I know AAS are called gear sometimes, so when someone says that does it always mean they use steroids? Or when someone says a weight the lifted (geared) does that mean with the use of a belt?

Also, whats the significance of using a shirt/not when lifting. Half the vids i see of guys going super heavy on the bench, they are wearing a shirt, but its more like a thing that makes their arms stick out in front of em.


#2

It depends in what context you are seeing the word "gear" used. If you're talking about an "equipped" meet, or a geared powerlifting competition, its most likely referring to a bench shirt/squat suit. The purpose of them is to help lift more weight, simply put.

When someone talks about using "gear" to get big they are most likely talking about steroids.