CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations
- AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds)as Possible
- ATG: Ass to Grass
- BP: Bench press
- BS: Back squat
- BW (or BWT): Body weight
- CFT:CrossFit Total – consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
- CFSB: CrossFit Strength Bias. A program developed by Jeff Martin and Darrell White, explained here. You’ll need a CFJ subscription.
- CFWU:CrossFit Warm-up
- CLN: Clean
- C&J: Clean and jerk
- C2: Concept II rowing machine
- DL: Deadlift
- 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 throughtout the day
- H2H: Hand to hand; refers to Jeff Martone’s kettlebell “juggling” techniques (or to combat).
- HSPU: Hand stand push up. Kick up into a handstand (use wall for balance, if needed) bend arms until nose touches floor and push back up.
- HSQ: Hang squat (clean or snatch). Start with bar “at the hang,” about knee height. 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
- IF: Intermittent Fasting
- KB: Kettlebell
- MEBBMaximum Effort Black box, term coined by Mike Rutherford. Search the forum for it. Originally laid out in one of the early Performance Menu issues.
- KTE: Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
- MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout
- MP: Military press
- MU: Muscle ups. Hanging from rings you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright support.
- OHS: Overhead squat. Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press position above (and usually 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.
- 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, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
- SPP: Specific physical preparednesss, aka skill training.
- SN: Snatch
- SQ: Squat
- SS: Starting Strength; Mark Rippetoe’s great book on strength training basics. Available right here.
- Subbed: Substituted. The CORRECT use of “subbed,” as in “substituted,” is, “I subbed an exercise I can do for one I can’t,” For example,if you can’t do HSPU, you subbed regular pushups.
Sadly, many illiterate posters get this bass-ackward, and claim that since they can’t do HSPU, they subbed HSPU for pushups. D’oh!
- TGU: Turkish get-up (See exercise section)
- TTB: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.
- WO, sometimes W/O: Workout
- WOD: Workout of the day
- YBF: You’ll Be Fine (liberally applied in spray form)
Posted On: July 16, 2009