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 ?
He walked about the whole day and only brought back three birds, but to make up for that--he brought back, as he always did from shooting, an excellent appetite, excellent spirits, and that keen, intellectual mood which with him always accompanied violent physical exertion.
The huge black was panting heavily as though from strenuous physical exertion and nervous excitement.
Sowerberry having gone out to tea and supper: and Noah Claypole not being at any time disposed to take upon himself a greater amount of physical exertion than is necessary to a convenient performance of the two functions of eating and drinking, the shop was not closed, although it was past the usual hour of shutting-up.
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.
Karachi [Pakistan], November 4 ( ANI ): Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat has called on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take special care of star fast bowler Mohammad Amir's work load if they want to save him from severe physical exertion that might cause injuries.
6% (n=1650) reported heavy physical exertion in the hour before the AMI and 9.
of police provided psychological Dr Olaf "It is just not physical exertion though [that can affect the heart], but it can be psychological stress as well.
People with asthma may find they need to the use their inhaler more often, while older people should also reduce physical exertion.
Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms," she added.
Hawaii health officials recommend that residents in smoke-affected areas avoid outdoor activities and physical exertion, while residents living with respiratory illnesses or heart disease, older adults and children are encouraged to avoid all smoke exposure.
Physical exertion is the typical reason for an attack, but angina also can be triggered by emotional stress, cold temperatures, and heavy meals.