Pavel Tsatsouline is a big fan of never using the term “work out” when you train. It seems that in the Russian language, the term doesn’t even exist. You train. Alternatively, you practice.
Tsatouline seemed to think the term “working out” evoked the wrong ideas, the wrong imagery.
Personally, I thought the idea was kind of dumb. I never had a problem with the imagery of working out. I couldn’t imagine it would make a difference to anyone who would actually give a damn.
After spending a lot of time doing kettlebell snatches, though? Now, I’m not so sure.