Como falo em inglês: 20 polichinelos e 30 abdominais

By Ana Luiza | Podcast Inglês Online

Feb 21
Inglês Online 20 polichinelos e 30 abdominais

Hey, all.  Hoje falo sobre os mais conhecidos tipos de exercícios físicos – abdominais, polichinelos e flexões de braço e perna, em inglês.

Transcrição

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So back when I lived in Brazil, I didn’t go to the gym at all. Sure, I signed up three or four times over the years but I never lasted longer than two months. I just didn’t like going to the gym. I’m not really sure what changed, but a couple of years ago, when I was already living in London, I thought it would be nice to start exercising regularly and maybe get a little stronger.

lunge - inglês

a lunge

So that’s how I became a gym-goer, and today I’m gonna talk about some very common kinds of exercises – I’m sure you will recognise all of them. In order to better understand which exercise I’m talking about, look at the corresponding picture as you listen.

First, there’s the lunge. In order to do a lunge, you step forward, say with your left leg, and then you bend both your knees at the same time. Then you bring your leg back to the initial position and repeat the sequence with the right leg forward, and so on. Keep in mind that this is just a general description of the exercise, OK? If you’ve never done it, seek additional instruction before you try it ;-) So that’s the lunge for you. By the way, I can’t remember what we call a lunge in Brazil – please let me know in case you do.

ingles PRESS UPS

a press-up

Now here’s a very popular one: the press-up. Do you do press-ups? That’s when you get down on the ground, with your face down, and then you raise yourself, as though you were trying to push the floor away from you. There are a few different types of press-ups – and by the way, they’re also known as push-ups.

ingles JUMPING JACK

a jumping jack

And here’s one that… it’s probably the first exercise I ever learned: the jumping jack. To do a jumping jack, you start off standing up with your feet together and arms alongside your body and then, as you jump, you move your feet out and raise your arms at the same time. Then you bring your arms down and your feet back together, and repeat the sequence. Can you remember doing jumping jacks as a child, maybe in your P.E. classes?

ingles ABS

doing a sit-up

And then we also have lots of exercises to work our abs – the abdominal muscles. People working out often do sit-ups – that’s when you’re lying on your back with your knees bent, and then you tighten your abs and raise your body up towards your knees.

Tell me – do you go to the gym and if so, do you ever do lunges, press-ups, jumping jacks and sit-ups? Which one do you find the hardest? For me, personally, lunges are the hardest – especially when the teacher asks us to do jumping lunges. Sit-ups are usually the least difficult ones for me. What about you? Let me know in the comments, and talk to you next time!

 

Key terms

  • lunges
  • press-ups
  • jumping jacks
  • sit-ups

 

Vocabulário

say, with your left leg… = digamos, com a sua perna esquerda

P.E. = physical education

knees bent = joelhos flexionado

 

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Ana Luiza criou um blog de dicas de inglês em 2006, e depois de muito pesquisar o que faz alguém ganhar fluência numa segunda língua, criou seu primeiro curso de inglês em 2009.

  • Wircleton says:

    Eu estou precisando muito de uma ajuda…me responde uma pergunta.
    O professor ensina as regras e como usalas, mas depois na hora de por em prática o que eu aprendir…eu não consigo lembrar e me perco todo.
    O quê eu faço pra parar com isso???porque eu não estou conseguindo aprender fluentemente.

  • Denise says:

    Oi Ana!
    Lunge é o famoso avanço… não doi na hora, mas você não anda no dia seguinte! :)
    Bjs! Amo suas dicas no Inglês Online!

  • Renata Melro says:

    Bom dia!!
    Parabéns pelo site, é incrível!

    Ontem eu baixei o aplicativo mas quando tento fazer o download dos podcasts aparece um erro dizendo que existem problemas com a conexão de internet. Isto aconteceu pra todos os áudios que tentei baixar. Usei Wi-Fi, meu 3G e nada.
    Pode checar por favor?

    Muito obrigada!

    • Ana Luiza says:

      Vamos checar Renata, obrigada :-)

      • Renata Melro says:

        Oi Ana!
        Tudo bem?

        Ainda não consigo baixar os áudios pelo aplicativo. É algum erro?

        Gostaria muito de ouvi-los durante a viagem no ônibus, ou no metrô.

        Isso iria me agregar muito mais conhecimento sobre o idioma, já que faço uso todos os dias no trabalho.

        Muito obrigada!

  • Emerson says:

    For me, the hardest exercise is sit-ups. Well, I usually don’t make sit-ups… Perhaps that’s why is the hardest exercise for me… Lol!

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