A pouch of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids or various other
anabolic compounds designed to conveniently and effectively provide a
bodybuilder with what he needs for optimum performance.
Pancreatin: A proteolytic
digestive enzyme used as an aid in digesting protein. It may also help
to stimulate protein synthesis and tissue repair.
Vitamin B5. Most often known as the stress vitamin. It plays an
important role in the production of adrenal hormones, aids in
converting protein, carbs, and fats to energy, and is involved in the
production of neurotransmitters. Deficiencies can lead to fatigue and
Papain: A proteolytic
digestive enzyme derived from the papaya fruit, and it is used as an
aid in digesting protein. It may also help to stimulate protein
synthesis and repair.
Partial Reps: Partials. Performing an
exercise with an incomplete range of motion so as to overload targeted
muscle tissues and adjust to handling heavier weights.
Pecs: Pectoralis major and minor. Chest muscles. Often trained on Mondays.
Pepsin: An enzyme that
breaks down proteins during digestion. It is produced by the walls of
the stomach. It requires a strongly acidic environment such as that
present in the stomach. It digests large protein molecules into smaller
protein molecules (smaller polypeptides) and is therefore a protease –
an enzyme that breaks down a protein.
Periodization: Varying the factors of a training program so as to keep the body from adapting.
Mineral. Needed for bone and tooth health, cell growth, assists the
body in the utilization of food for energy, and vitamin absorption.
Deficiencies can lead to bone pain, fatigue, weakness and weight
Pies: 45 lb. plates.
Pipes: Well developed biceps, triceps and forearms. Synonyms: Arms. Guns.
Plateau: A stall or halt to your progress. Sticking point.
Poser: That guy in the gym who wants to be you.
The most crucial time for growth, the nutritional “window of
opportunity”. Battered muscles desperately need carbs and protein
(especially essential aminos).
the window after training in which the muscles can best utilize
protein/aminos and carbohydrates. Maximizing nutrient uptake during
this period can ignite anabolism.
Mineral. Maintains heart rhythm, proper muscle contraction, and most
importantly aids in the transport of nutrients across the cell
membrane. Signs of deficiency include glucose intolerance, growth
impairment, muscular fatigue and weakness, and insomnia.
Power Rack: Cage-like
steel support system designed to hold a loaded barbell on exercises
such as deadlifts, squats, shrugs, barbell rows and the like. Not to be
used for barbell curls.
Those only concerned with the amount of weight lifted. Generally
specializing in the deadlift, squat and bench press. Lifters who
emphasize strength over physique.
Peeled: Showing extreme definition. Shredded. Dialed in.
Essential amino acid. Is able to cross the blood brain barrier and has
a direct effect on brain chemistry. Aids in memory and learning,
elevating mood, decreasing appetite and pain.
Necessary for the body's natural production of acetycholine, which
provides the necessary spark to nerve endings throughout the body,
conducting nervous impulses and assuring the brain receives body
Preacher Curl: Bicep
exercise performed using either a barbell or dumbbell using a bench
that resembles a preacher’s pulpit. The trainer is locked into position
and cannot cheat by using momentum or the involvement of the front
To perform an isolation movement prior to a compound movement in order
to fatigue the targeted muscle group and thus make the compound
exercise more difficult/ effective.
Non-essential amino acid. Aids in the production of collagen, helps in
the healing of cartilage, strengthening of the joints, tendons, and
heart muscle. Works with Vitamin C to promote healthy connective tissue.
Protein: An important macronutrient composed of amino acids linked together. A gram of protein yields 4 calories.
Protogen A: Also known as
alpha lipoic acid, it is such a powerful antioxidant that some
researchers have dubbed it the "universal antioxidant." Through
studies, ALA has shown that it works in conjunction with vitamins C and
E, to help improve their effectiveness in combating free radicals.
An exercise-induced flood of blood, nutrients, oxygen and fluid into
the working muscle. The greatest sensation in the world this side of
sex. The name of the game. What it’s all about. Fuck yeah.
The structuring of sets for a particular exercise designed to
thoroughly warm:up a muscle group moving from higher reps on the first
set moving towards a heavier, lower rep set on the final set.
aka PAK, has been shown to significantly improve human maximal exercise
performance, particularly in heavy exercise activities like weight
training, running, cycling, swimming, and other whole body workouts. In
addition to lowering blood levels of lactic and pyruvic acids, PAK has
also been shown to improve blood glucose levels and glucose tolerance
tests. It appears that PAK potentiates the effects of insulin. This
latter effect is also of great benefit to athletes as it means a
greater supply of glucose to exercising muscles as well as promotion of
Python: Huge, fully developed arms. Guns. Pipes. Cannons.
Vitamin B6. This vitamin is involved in more bodily functions than any
other nutrient. It affects both physical and mental health and
necessary for the absorption on amino acids and fats. Deficiencies can
result in acne, hair loss, and stunted growth.