Verboticism: Fitfall

'Help! Get this thing off of me! '

DEFINITION: v. To return to the gym in order to get back in shape, only to over-do-it and injure yourself. n. An injury which is the result of an overly ambitious exercise program.

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Stretcharmstwrong

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: strech/arms/st/rong

Sentence: Sam had a difficult time explaining why one of his arms was longer than the other after returning from his fabled lunchtime workouts. His only explanation was he stretcharmstwrong.

Etymology: stretch arms wrong + Stretch Armstrong

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Workouch

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: work owch

Sentence: Bradley's quest to get trim again turned into a workouch. He dropped a weight on his toe, pulled a groin muscle doing lunges and banged his head on the bench press, after he accidentally lost his grip. His workouch will take him to the workcouch for a week of tv to recover.

Etymology: Workout (exercise regime;the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit) & Ouch (interjection used to express sudden pain)

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Fitnesschlock

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fit-ness-shlok

Sentence: Melvin once again found that he is a fitnesschlock, in such lousy physical condition that even moderate exercise caused not only excruciating pain, but left him lying on the couch for days recuperating.

Etymology: Blend of 'fitness' (physical condition) and 'schlock' (of low quality or value)

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Exerdemise

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: Ex-er-dem-eyes

Sentence: Sue hadn't been to the gym in years but decided that it was time to jump back on that horse. She went to a spinning class, gave it her all, and left feeling like a new woman. When she woke up the next morning, however, she realized that she had reached her exerdemise.

Etymology: Exercise + demise

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2009-06-18: 20:54:00

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Bicepticemia

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: by/sep/ti/see/me/a

Sentence: I thought it was only a muscle tear but it turned into the dreaded bicepticemia which ended my fifteen minutes of gym fame.

Etymology: bicep + septicemia

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COMMENTS:

petaj nice one. ABSolutely, good word. - petaj, 2008-05-06: 06:36:00

imPECcable! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-06: 07:48:00

I think I'll muscle in on this one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:38:00

J - what sinew with you? good word - Nosila, 2008-05-07: 01:54:00

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Traincrash

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: train-crash

Sentence: Connor's traincrash was the worst I'd ever seen at the gym. After two full days of repetitions on the machines, he was so exhausted that he fell asleep against the weights rack, which caused the weights to roll along the floor taking out half the yoga class, the rest of whom ran screaming towards the treadmills causing one of the joggers to lose his footing and suddenly shoot backward wherein he splashed into the pool causing a huge puddle to flood the floor beneath the weight rack giving Connor a terrible electric shock resulting in burns to 75% of his body and a nasty tremor that he'll have for the rest of his life.

Etymology: train (undertake a fitness program) + crash (incident that often causes injury) + train crash (something that is awful to witness)

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COMMENTS:

I've had a couple of those. Guess you could say I'm a 'trainwreck'. Great word. - Mustang, 2008-05-06: 04:49:00

too much loco motion, I suppose - galwaywegian, 2008-05-06: 07:49:00

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Callistrainics

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kaləstrāniks

Sentence: After years of general neglect, Jim decided to get back to the gym. Of course, as with most things, he overdid it. His callistrainics left him on his back on the sofa just like before he began.

Etymology: callisthenics (gymnastic exercises to achieve bodily fitness and grace of movement) + strain (a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree)

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Gymjury

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: jim - jur - ee

Sentence: Gym, Gyminy, Gym, Gyminy, Gym, Gymjury....Milton exclaimed after he lifted the 80 lb weight once again. This time, he felt intense pressure and straining in his groin area. That could not be good.....He should have waited longer after his hernia operation; not to mention that it had been 8 years since his last trip to the gym... This time he knew he had a really bad gymjury!

Etymology: gym, injury

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COMMENTS:

Very good. - Mustang, 2009-06-19: 03:03:00

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Gymaimium

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: jĭm-mām'ē-əm

Sentence: He figued it was just a HALF-marathon, surely it would be no big deal. After all, before he'd laid off running-what was it, three and a nalf years now?-he'd had quite a few fun runs and even that one ten-K under his belt. Predictably, however, the event resulted in extensive gymaimium, from severe shin splints to bleeding, chafed nipples.

Etymology: Gym, var. of Jim, after workout guru Jum Belushi; maimi, var. of Mamie, after famous Jack LaLane mistress, Mamie Eisenhower; um, speech filler related to 'uh.'

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COMMENTS:

Galway's workouch goes well with your gymaimium. - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-06: 12:32:00

good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:44:00

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Realityache

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: ree-al-ittee-ayk

Sentence: Realityache. Newsome knew it all too well. Who was he kidding? What did he think was going to happen when he finally decided to get off his butt and start working out? Moderation? Nah. With full tilt workouts from the start and after a life of increasing sedentary circumstances, Newsome knew what realityache meant with each excrutiating movement of muscle in his body.

Etymology: reality + ache

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