Terminology

A Non-Inclusive Collection of CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations

AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible
ATG: Ass to Grass

BP: Bench Press

BS: Back Squat

BW: Body weight

CFT: CrossFit Total; A cumulative score of one’s max squat, press, and deadlift
C&J: Clean and jerk
C2: Concept II rowing machine
C2B: Chest to Bar; typically for kipping pullup movements

DB: Dumbbell

DL: Deadilift
DE: Dynamic Effort – Submaximal weight moved at maximal speed

EMOM: Every minute on the minute

FS: Front squat

GHR(D): Glute ham raise (developer). Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension  Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR
GHR(D) Situp: Situp done on the GHR(D) bench
GPP: General physical preparedness, aka “fitness”
GTG: Grease the Groove, a protocol of doing many sub-maximal sets of an exercise throughout the day

HSPU: Hand stand push up. Kick up into a handstand (use wall for balance, if needed) bend arms until head touches floor and push back up
HSC: Hang squat (clean or snatch); Start with bar “at the hang position,” (think-top end of a deadlift). Initiate pull. As the bar rises drop into a full squat and catch the bar in the racked position. From there, rise to a standing position
HW: Heavy Weight

IF: Intermittent Fasting

KB: Kettlebell
ME: Maximum Effort – Moving a maximum weight for one repetition
K2E: Knees to elbows

MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout

MP: Military press
MU: Muscle ups; Hanging from rings transition from the lower end of a pull-up directly into the top end of a dip

OHS: Overhead squat; Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press position above (and usually slightly behind) the head

PC: Power clean
Pd: Pood, weight measure for kettlebells
PR: Personal record
PP: Push press
PSN: Power snatch
PU: Pull-ups, possibly push ups depending on the context

Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise

RDL: Romanian DeadLift. *See SLDL

Rx’d, as Rx’d: As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments

RM: Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.

SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull (see exercise section)
Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, which means perform 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat
SLDL: Straight Leg Deadlift
SPP: Specific physical preparedness, aka skill training
SN: Snatch

TGU: Turkish get-up (See exercise section)
T2B: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.

WOD: Workout of the day

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