A-Z Exercise Dictionary for Beginners (B)
Back: when learning how to exercise the back muscles there are three muscles to become familiar with. Starting from the top and working down the three muscles are:
Barbells (BB): are considered the most popular form of exercise equipment on the market.
Beginner: an individual who has never participated in an exercise program or has not participated with an exercise routine regularly for four months or more and finds the basic toning exercises a reasonable challenge.
Bicep: a two–headed muscle, hence the name for the bicep name, and is located at the front of the upper arms. The bicep muscles have a pulling motion, meaning any time you reach for something and “bring it back to you” you are working the bicep muscle. Learn more about the Bicep muscle and how to exercise them by watching the beginner exercise videos.
Blood Pressure: represented by two numbers; systolic and diastolic. Knowing your resting blood pressure is of primary importance, especially when engaging with physical activity.
BMI: the official acronym for Body Mass Index. The BMI is a measure of body weight in relation to height. BMI can be used to quickly determine if one is at a healthy weight, overweight, or obese. A body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 up to 25 refers to a healthy weight, a BMI of 25–30 refers to overweight and a BMI of 30 or higher refers to obese.
What is your BMI: ____________________
To use the BMI table below, find the appropriate height in the left column, and then move across the row to the corresponding weight. The number at the top of the column is the BMI for that height and weight. BMI is a person's weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared (kg/m^2) and is used by many researchers studying obesity. Body Mass Index is usually a reliable indicator of total body fat, which is related to risk of disease.