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What Do You Mean by 'Body English?'


#1

In relation to fitness, what is "body English?"

For example, observe the following:

(From this thread: http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_beginner/starting_strength_with_dumbells )

Thank you!


#2

"Body English" is moving other bits of your body as well as the target muscles.

So like with heavy bent over rows you might use a bit of leg drive - body English - to take your arms out of it.

Basically it just means body movement, as opposed to strict form.


#3

.Excess movement, like using your back to cheat the weight up in this case


#4

using your whole body to get the weight up not just the targeted muscle group. Like a kicking or "Kipping" on a pull up. Or swinging your upper body back while doing a curl to swing the weight up there... something like that. that would be body english

.greg.


#5

Awesome. Thanks everybody!