What is the Goal of an Exercise?
The goal of an exercise is the desired end position of an exercise. There is the set-up which is the start of an exercise, the concentric or eccentric phase is executed of the exercise to end in the goal position (end position) and is then returned to the start position (set-up).
It is not to be confused with the benefits of a certain exercise. The benefits of a certain exercise can be strength, flexibility, power, etc. With that said, benefits from an exercise are generic and only become more specific as determined by the programming of an exercise. In other words, a kettlebell swing can provide benefits of muscular endurance, power, strength, etc. But the programming is what determines the exact goals that are reached, i.e. the weight, reps, and rounds used.