physical exertion

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Noun1.physical exertion - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fitphysical exertion - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
cardiopulmonary exercise - exercise intended to strengthen the circulatory system
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
kick up - raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand
elbow grease, exertion, effort, travail, sweat - use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
exercise set, set - several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"
anaerobic exercise, bodybuilding, muscle building, musclebuilding - exercise that builds muscles through tension
calisthenics, callisthenics - light exercises designed to promote general fitness; "several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"
isometric exercise, isometrics - muscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change)
isotonic exercise - exercise in which opposing muscles contract and there is controlled movement (tension is constant while the lengths of the muscles change); "the classic isotonic exercise is lifting free weights"
Kegel exercises, pubococcygeus exercises - exercises for women designed to improve the ability to hold urine
stretching, stretch - exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
arm exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the arm muscles
back exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the back muscles
leg exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the leg muscles
neck exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the neck muscles
stomach exercise, tummy crunch - an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles
yoga - a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind
References in classic literature ?
The huge black was panting heavily as though from strenuous physical exertion and nervous excitement.
At any rate he felt no fatigue long after the time that an ordinary mortal would have been numb with the strain of the physical exertion.
The physical exertion had left his body in a comfortable glow.
With more than 60 patents to his name, Van Gompel knew there was a way to reduce the physical exertion required to enjoy a day of fishing and kayaking.
Doctors have told Borisov to avoid stress and physical exertion, according to the Bulgarian National TV.
Codenamed as competition recreate yourself, the Shrink project is aimed at luring youth in Qatar into a more agile and dynamic lifestyle with physical exertion being part of their daily routine, something they are not familiar with, said Mumen.
Dogs receiving 1 mg or 10 mg UC-II/day for 90 days showed significant declines in overall pain and pain during limb manipulation and lameness after physical exertion, with 10 mg showed greater improvement.
Optimal pacing criteria are controversial, because the ability for patients with CFS to accurately perceive their own level of physical exertion remains unclear.
If you experience these symptoms, get out of the vehicle, stay warm and avoid physical exertion while waiting for medical attention.
Among those who were laid off, the data show that their total daily physical exertion declined between 21 and 24 percent.
Heart attacks or acute myocardial infarctions are usually triggered by various factors such as physical exertion, anger, alcohol, heavy meals and an increase in air pollution.
Summary: LONDON - Air pollution poses as high a risk of sparking a heart attack as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion, scientists said.