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Deutsch: Krieger I / Español: Guerrero I / Português: Guerreiro I / Français: Guerrier I / Italiano: Guerriero I

Warrior I is a foundational yoga pose known for its strength-building, grounding, and stretching benefits. This pose, part of the Warrior sequence in yoga, is referred to as "Virabhadrasana I" in Sanskrit.

Deutsch: Schlafbeere / Español: Ashwagandha / Português: Ashwagandha / Français: Ashwagandha / Italiano: Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera, commonly known as ashwagandha, is an herb widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is renowned for its adaptogenic properties, which help the body manage stress and improve overall vitality.

The walking lunge is a dynamic strength training exercise that enhances lower body conditioning, balance, and coordination. It is an advanced variation of the traditional stationary lunge, involving forward movement that simulates walking, hence the name.

Deutsch: Wasser / Español: Agua / Português: Água / Français: Eau / Italiano: Acqua

Water in the fitness context refers to the essential fluid vital for various bodily functions and overall health, particularly during physical activity. It plays a crucial role in hydration, which is fundamental for optimal physical performance and recovery from exercise.

Deutsch: Gewicht / Español: Peso / Português: Peso / Français: Poids / Italiano: Peso /

In the fitness context, "weight" generally refers to the amount of mass a person is lifting or moving during an exercise. It is an important factor in strength training and bodybuilding as it determines the level of resistance and workload on the muscles, which in turn affects muscle growth and development.

In addition to the actual weight being lifted, the number of reps and sets performed also play a role in determining the overall workout intensity and results. The weight used can be adjusted based on an individual's fitness level, goals, and the specific exercise being performed.

Weight Cycling refers to the repeated loss and regain of body weight. When weight cycling is the result of dieting, it is often called "yo-yo" dieting.

Waxing refers to Depilation process that involves application of warm wax followed by a strip of cloth.

Wince may refer to (1) the facial expression of sudden pain and (2) make a face indicating disgust or dislike.