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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Gympairment

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /jim-PARE-ment/

Sentence: Nathan was determined to be able to squeeze himself into his old Speedo bathing suit by summer, and he returned to the gym after a five year hiatus. But, as out-of-shape as he was, he gave himself a gympairment within five minutes of beginning his workout. He was gymbarrassed and felt like a gymposter in front of all the bodybuilders who had to help carry him out to his car. He was a total gymbecile for thinking he could still bench press his body weight like he used to.

Etymology: Gym - athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training (short for gymnasium; from Greek, gymnásion "gymnastic school") + Impairment - damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality (from Middle English, empeiren "to make worse")

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COMMENTS:

gympressive...most gympressive...but you are not a gymjedi yet - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-06: 12:24:00

It's gympossible not to love it! There are so many great words today, too bad we can only pick 2! Makes one feel gympotent! - Nosila, 2008-05-06: 20:02:00

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Excessercise

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ek/ses/ser/size

Sentence: In spring to rid of the winter lard, people tend to excessercise themselves into sore muscles, joints and injuries.

Etymology: excess + exercise

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COMMENTS:

Great word! Perfect fit(ness) - pieceof314, 2008-05-06: 09:31:00

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:41:00

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Excersciatica

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksərsīatikə

Sentence: Joyce is not one to do things halfway. If there is something to do, she will do it twice or twice as hard. She loves her exercise classes, but often ends up injuring herself with her exuberance. Her knees, legs, neck, elbows or back take the brunt of Taebo, Pilates and Jazzercise. Her latest fixation, EuroBlastTraining (don't ask). Her latest ailment? Excersciatica!

Etymology: exercise (activity requiring physical effort, carried out esp. to sustain or improve health and fitness) + sciatica (pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Great word. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-18: 06:39:00

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Heroitis

Created by: Jaye721

Pronunciation: here oh eye tis

Sentence: The gym was filled with pretty girls and his heroitis kicked in. When he lifted the 300lb weight he strained his arm and dropped the weight on his foot.

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:) - galwaywegian, 2010-07-10: 04:35:00

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Hurtills

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hurt ills

Sentence: Frankie's new fitness routine was self-designed and not well thought out. He tried to force ten years of inactivity into one afternoon at the gym to get in shape. Of course he instead caused himself a series of hurtills which required medical attention.

Etymology: Hurdles (to jump a barrier)& Hurt (injured;feel pain or be in pain ) & Ills (not in good physical or mental health)

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Hypergymnast

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: hyper-gym-nast

Sentence: You could tell he was heading for hypergymnasty, by the way he overdid it the very first day.

Etymology: hyper-gym-nast

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Nathurtopathy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: natch hurt o path ee

Sentence: Arnold's naturopathy exercises turned into nathurtopathy exercises when he strained himself on his dumbells...apparently they were aptly named.

Etymology: Naturopathy (a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process) & Hurt (sore, in pain)

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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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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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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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