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 3x10, 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)

 

Source: http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/faq.html#General10

 

 

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