Let’s also talk about some possible “side effects” of working out too much or incorrectly.
HOW TO DESCRIBE FITNESS PROBLEMS
TO OVERTRAIN – train harder or longer than necessary.
SP: entrenarse más de lo debido; FR: surentraîner; RU: перетренироваться.
You shouldn’t go to the gym every day if you don’t want to OVERTRAIN.
SORE – aching, painful.
SP: dolorido; FR: endolori, douloureux; RU: больной.
How to use it?
My legs are SORE.
I have a SORE leg/arm… SP: me duele; FR: avoir mal à qch; RU: болит нога/рука.
STIFF – lacking flexibility, hurt when moved (about muscles).
SP: tener agujetas; FR: courbaturé; RU: ноет тело.
After 2 hours of working out, I have stiff legs.
(The noun is STIFFNESS, so, you can “relieve stiffness”).
To have/suffer from MUSCLE/ A CALF/A LEG STRAIN – muscle injury.
SP: esquince; FR: fouloure, entorse; RU: растяжение.
I won’t be able to play tomorrow, I got a bad leg STRAIN.
BURNOUT – exhaustion, overwork.
SP: agotamiento; FR: épuisement ; RU: истощение, перегорание.
TO BURN OUT – to suffer overexhaustion.
SP: agotarse, quemarse; FR: s’épuiser; RU: выдохнуться, перегореть.
Too enthusiastic gymgoers suffer from BURNOUT during the first year.
One of the symptoms of overtraining or burnout is moodiness.
MOODINESS – having changeable moods.
SP: cambio de humor, mal humor; FR: saute d’humeur; RU: резкая смена настроения.
His MOODINESS drives me crazy: yesterday he fell in love with karate, today he says it’s crap…
FITNESS PROBLEMS QUIZ
Fill in the blanks (MIND grammar):
TRAINER: I think your friend is just too lazy to work out. After the first day she called me to say that she felt ____________. Shee didn’t want to ____________, so she returned to the gym only in a week and told me that she had a leg ____________. Besides, she complained that her arms were ____________.
JIM: Don’t you think she ____________ ?
TRAINER: After one day of working out?? No way!
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