When first introduced to CrossFit, people often become intimidated because they have no idea what anyone is talking about. This is designed as a guide to some of the abbreviations and jargon that we use.
AMRAP: As Many Rounds as Possible
BS: Back squat
BW: Body weight
CFT: CrossFit Total – consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
C&J: Clean and jerk
FS: Front squat
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.
KTE: Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout
MU: Muscle ups. Hanging from rings you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright
OHS: Overhead squat. Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press
position above (and usually behind)
PC: Power clean
Pd: Pood, weight measure for kettlebells
PR: Personal record
PP: Push press
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.
SS: Starting Strength; Mark Rippetoe’s great book on strength training basics. Available right
Subbed: Substituted. TheCORRECT 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.
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