Verboticism: Excessercise

'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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Weightforsurgery

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wayt for sur juree

Sentence: Smedley was determined to turn himself from a bookish, skinny nerd into a bronzed, buff love god. Unfortunately, he did not prepare himself properly...his bid to get laser surgery to correct his myopia failed and he needed even stronger glasses. His day at the tanning salon was also a disaster since he looked like a buttered lobster when done. And his weight training at the gym made him tear tendons, ligaments and caused him to become a weightforsurgery case. With any luck he'd be back to his old nerdy self in 6-9 months. He should have left well enough alone!

Etymology: weight (sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; a weight that is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms) & For Surgery (a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body) Rhymes with Wait for Surgery...all too common and lengthy a wait these days, sadly)

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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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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.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

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

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Pathleticism

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PATH-let-uh-siz-uhm

Sentence: Bob, whose only regular exercise previously was a walk to and from the car, seem certain to be heading for a fitprang, if he didn't immediately cease his obsessive, new found pathleticism.

Etymology: Blend of PATHETIC: (colloquially) pitiful, hopelessly inept or inappropriate; so stupid as to be ridiculous; PATH: element in many medical words meaning illness, injury disease of the body etc., & ATHLETICISM: characterized by, or involving physical activity or exercise & ISM: fad, esp of extravagant nature.

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COMMENTS:

petaj nice one and fitprang made me LOL - petaj, 2008-05-06: 06:37:00

didsbury Nice one OB! - didsbury, 2008-05-06: 16:27:00

Fantastic entry! - Tigger, 2008-05-07: 22:02:00

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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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Callistrainics

artr

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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Fitfall

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fit-fawl

Sentence: Jim had not been in the gym for some time. His major fitfall was being friends with a "gym rat" who pushed him to pursue the same routine that he follows. Jim now has more pulled muscles than the number of muscles he knew he had.

Etymology: fitness (The state or condition of being physically sound and healthy, especially as the result of exercise and proper nutrition) + pitfall (any trap or danger for the unwary)

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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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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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Venba

Created by: tyler775

Pronunciation: /fin * bah/

Sentence: I received a venba when I got tired and dropped the weight on my neck.

Etymology: *ven from French prefix for come *ba from English word 'back'

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