Lauren Krueger & Matthew David Brozik

Exercise

In Definally on October 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

Now that Definally. has joined a gym, Definally. watches less television, and therefore fewer infomercials for home exercise equipment. But Definally. is still irked by the suggestion that one can use a single piece of equipment for an entire exercise regime.

Because the right word is regimen.

“But Definally.,” you might rejoin, “isn’t one definition of regime ‘a system or planned way of doing things’?” (In other words, a regimen?) No. Or, to be more accurate: Definally. doesn’t care. Stop it. When you talk of an authoritarian government, refer to it as a regime. When you speak of a course of treatment, exercise, or the like, use the word regimen.

Consider this: If, when you go to the gym, you typically do twenty minutes of cardio, followed by thirty minutes of resistance training… but now you think you’ll do half an hour of cardio, fifteen minutes of weights, and then another ten minutes of cardio to finish, would you tell someone that you’re instituting a regime change? You most certainly would not. Think about that during your spin class.

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  1. I agree with this logic, so you have my blessing to definitively Definalize. it.

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