The target muscle(s) for the selected exercise. All exercise details apply to these muscles.
Secondary Muscle Groups
Additional muscle(s) that will be working in the exercise, but are not primary movers. Consider these muscles when super-setting exercises, as they will be somewhat fatigued by this exercise.
The position and range of motion that the primary muscle is being trained in relative to its muscle length. This is not the resistance profile or strength curve. More than one position may be listed for muscle groups that can vary in length like the triceps where only 1 of the 3 heads changes with shoulder position. Also in the case where a persons structure, body type, or body size may effect the muscle length achieved in the exercise.
The primary type of movement being performed in the selected exercise. This can help you choose similar or different movement patters to train multifunctional muscles. This also tells you where a given exercise would be classified in Push/Pull Sessions.
Which piece(s) of equipment are necessary or, in the case of multiple variations, which options of equipment are available for the exercise.
Accessories that may be needed to perform a given exercise.
Training goals that the exercise will most commonly be used for.
The Resistance Profile tells you where the greatest resistance is within the movement. This may very on machines by manufacturer, and is also subject to the tempo you use. In some instances it may be variable due to setup or the settings on the machine used (such as with some Prime Fitness equipment which can alter the resistance profile). You may also see multiple resistance profiles listed when a person’s body type or structure will effect the resistance profile.