CrossFit acronyms & terms
AMRAP As Many Reps or Rounds as Possible
ATG Ass to Grass
BP Bench press
BS Back squat
BW or BWT Body weight
CFT or CrossFit Total Max squat, press, and deadlift.
CFSB CrossFit Strength Bias
CFWU CrossFit Warm-up
C&J Clean and jerk
C2 Concept II rowing machine
EMOM Every minute on the minute
FS Front squat
GHD Glute-Ham Developer (a piece of equipment)
GHR Glute-Ham Raise
GPP General physical preparedness aka “fitness.”
GTG Grease the Groove, a protocol of doing many sub-maximal sets of an exercise throughout the day
H2H Hand to hand.
HSPU Hand stand push up
HSQ Hang squat
IF Intermittent Fasting
MEBB Maximum Effort Black Box
Metcon Short for “metabolic conditioning,” metcons are designed to train stamina, endurance, and conditioning. Unlike WODs— which can also include purely strength or skill-based workouts— metcons generally include some sort of timed component performed at high intensity.
KTE Knees to elbows
MetCon Metabolic Conditioning workout
MOBWOD Mobilty work; stretching
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
PC Power clean
Pd or Pood weight measure for kettlebells
PR Personal record
PP Push press
PSN Power snatch
PU Pull-ups, possibly pushups depending on the context
RM Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
ROM Range of Motion
Rx’d As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.
SDHP Sumo deadlift high pull
Set A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, means 3 rounds 10 repetitions each round.
SPP Specific physical preparedness, aka skill training.
SS Starting Strength;
TGU Turkish get-up
TTB Toes to bar.
WO or W/O Workout
WOD Workout of the day
YBF You’ll Be Fine **D