DIS-TANZ DIARY #6
A GLOSSARY OF STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING TERMS
Feb 22, 2021 in DIS-TANZ-SOLO
While working with sports scientist Patrick Rump, it quickly became clear that dance and sports science don’t always use the same terminology. Or more precisely, that we dancers don’t always differentiate well enough when we talk about certain aspects of our work. For example, I explained that I lacked the necessary strength for a certain movement sequence, but after demonstrating said sequence, Patrick told me that I had sufficient strength, but that I lacked the necessary strength endurance. I have had very similar experiences in my own work as a teacher regarding the difficulty of a lack of common terminology.
So, to make it easier for anyone interested in sports science, I’ve put together a glossary of the most common strength training and conditioning terms. It does not claim to be complete in any way, but should be comprehensive enough to provide a basis for further research.