These are some basic CrossFit Acronyms and terms we frequently and possibly infrequently use. This is a good source to refer back to if you are uncertain of something we post on the CFP (CrossFit Prototype 🙂 ) blog or website. For instruction or videos on these movements or terms, go to CrossFit.com, if you are not a member of the journal please subscribe, its worth it!
- 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
- CFWU:CrossFit Warm-up
- CLN: Clean
- C&J: Clean and jerk
- C2: Concept II rowing machine
- DL: Deadlift
- FS: Front squat
- GHD: Glute ham developer . Involves Knee flexion and hip extension; it smokes your backside!
- GHD Situp: Situp done on the GHD
- GPP: General physical preparedness
- 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 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
- KB: Kettlebell.
- 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!
- TGU: Turkish get-up
- TTB: 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