Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 19, 2011

BATTLE OF THE WORKOUT – VOCABULARY UNIT 7B NEW ENGLISH FILE ADVANCED

BATTLE OF THE WORKOUTS

To work out: to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body. Workout:  Noun.

Off-road: of, relating to, done with, or being a vehicle designed especially to operate away from public roads.

Treadmill: an exercise machine which consists of a moving strip or two step-like parts on which you walk without moving forward. Cinta de correr / de andar.

Terrain: an area of land, when considering its natural features.

Hamstring: any of five tendons (= cords of tissue connecting muscles to bones) at the back of the knee.  Ligamento.

Hip: the area below the waist and above the legs at either side of the body, or the joint which connects the leg to the upper part of the body.

Calf: the thick curved part at the back of the human leg between the knee and the foot.

Stride: a long step when walking or running.

To pump: to force liquid or gas to move somewhere. To exert oneself to pump or as if to pump something.

To some extent: partly. Hasta cierto punto.

To strike – struck – struck: to hit or attack someone or something forcefully or violently.

Blow: a hard hit with a hand or a weapon.

Spine: the line of bones down the centre of the back that provides support for the body and protects the spinal cord.  Espina dorsal.

To cushion the blow: to make a bad situation less serious.

Joint: a place in your body where two bones are connected. Articulaciones.

Scope: the opportunity for doing something.

Prone to: tending to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic.

Thrice: three times.

based: the main part of something.

Stretch: to draw out or extend (oneself, a body, limbs, wings, etc.) to the full length or extent (often followed by out.

To attain: to reach or succeed in getting something; to achieve.

Target: a level or situation which you intend to achieve. Aim.

Accomplishment: something that is successful, or that is achieved after a lot of work or effort. The completion of something.

To master: to learn how to do something well.

Significant: important or noticeable.

Gain: an increase in something such as size, weight or amount.

Trunk: the main part of a person’s body, not including the head, legs or arms.

Press-up: a physical exercise in which you lie flat with your face towards the floor, and try to push up your body with your arms, while keeping your legs and your back straight. Flexiones.

Sit-up: a type of exercise in which someone sits up from a lying position and which makes the stomach muscles stronger. Abdominales.

To fall for: to be tricked into believing something that is not true.

Widely: to a wide  extent.

Embedded:        fixed into the surface of something.

To raise: to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc.

Heart rate: the number of heartbeats per minute.

To deem: to consider or judge something in a particular way.

To make matters worse: used to say that something has made a bad or difficult situation worse. Para empeorar las cosas.


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