What does Gains mean in weightlifting?

Boost in healthiness

When we talk about ‘Gains’, it’s a cool way of saying you’re getting healthier, stronger, and more muscle-bound. This term has a strong connection with the world of weightlifting and gym workouts.

Interestingly, the term became popular thanks to fitness influencers like HodgeTwins on YouTube. They were the ones who brought ‘gains’ into everyday conversation during the early 2010s. It’s become a kind of motto for those dedicated to bodybuilding. For instance, someone might excitedly post on social media, “I’m making ALL KINDS OF GAINS in the gym today. Watch out world!”

But it’s not only gym enthusiasts who use this term. Even if you’re not into weightlifting, you might still use ‘gains’ in a playful or ironic way. So if you see a text from a friend saying, “I saw your ex and he looks like he’s been making gains with packages of oreos,” they’re teasing about someone gaining weight from overeating, not working out!

Example for using ‘Gains’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see my latest gym selfie? πŸ’ͺπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ

Yeah, you’re making some serious gains! πŸ’ͺπŸ”₯

Thanks! I’ve been hitting the gym hard lately. Gotta get those gains, you know? 😁

Absolutely! Keep up the good work. All kinds of gains coming your way! πŸ’ͺπŸ’―