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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.
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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

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

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

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

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

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?