Daily Life - Going To The Gym(0130)

A:  Hey there, you look a little lost. Are you new here?
B:  Yeah how'd you know?
A:  You can always spot the newbies. I can give you a few pointers if you want. Were you trying to use this machine here?
B:  Yeah! I just started my training today and I'm not really sure where to begin.
A:  It's ok, I know how it is. This machine here will work out your upper body, mainly your triceps and biceps. Are you looking to develop strength or muscle tone and definition?
B:  Well, I don't want to be ripped like you! I just want a good physique with weights and cardio.
A:  In that case you want to work with less weight. You can start off by working ten to fifteen reps in four sets. Five kilo weights should be enough. Now it's very important that you stretch before pumping iron or you might pull a muscle.
B:  Got it! Wow is that the weight you are lifting? My goodness that's a lot of weight!
A:  It's not that much. Just watch... I'm ok...

Key Vocabulary

pump ironprinciple verb, present progressiveto lift weights in order to make your muscles strong
pull a muscleprinciple verb, present simpleto hurt (a muscle, tendon, or ligament) by stretch
pointercommon noun, pluralsuggestions, help
physiquecommon noun, non-variablethe size and shape of a person's body
rippedAdjectivehaving a strong and muscular body or shape

Supplementary Vocabulary

barbellcommon noun, singulara long metal rod to which heavy discs are attached at each end for weightlifting
treadmillcommon noun, singularan exercise machine that consists of a continuous moving belt on which to walk or jog
spinningcommon noun, singularan aerobic exercise that takes place on a specially designed stationary bicycle
scalecommon noun, singularAn instrument or machine for weighing
sit-upcommon noun, singularan excercise performed to work out the abdominal muscles