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Vocabulary Quiz
restrictive • guidance • really into
regimen • keep fit
  1. My grandfather gave me a lot of when I was growing up.
  2. She has a very diet because she has a lot of allergies.
  3. It's hard to when you work 70 hours a week.
  4. You need to develop a workout and then continue to do it.
  5. My little brother is tennis right now.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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870 Weight Lifting
Mike talks about the benefits of weight lifting and how he got into pumping iron.

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more restrictive

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The machine is more restrictive than free weights.

Here, 'restrictive' means not as flexible and not as helpful.  Notice the following:

  1. Dorm life is more restrictive than living off campus.
  2. British English seems a bit more restrictive than American English.

proper guidance

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If you have proper guidance, free weights are better.

We use the word 'guidance' to talk about advice or instruction that is given to us by others.  Notice the following:

  1. Proper guidance is important when learning anything new.
  2. You shouldn't lift heavy weights with out proper guidance.

be into

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I wouldn't think that soccer players are into weight training.

When we are 'into' something, that means we really enjoy it and it is very interesting.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm into punk rock.
  2. He's really into sports.

regimen

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Do you follow the same regimen?

A 'regimen' is a plan we follow to improve our health or skills.  Notice the following:

  1. I follow a regimen of diet, vitamins and exercise.
  2. What's your exercise regimen?

keep fit

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Now I just lift to keep fit.

To 'keep fit' means to stay strong and healthy.  Notice the following:

  1. I go jogging to keep fit.
  2. How do you keep fit?