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Acronyms & Abbreviations

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

 

DL: Deadlift

 

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.

 

KB: Kettlebell

 

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

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

 

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.

 

SQ: Squat

 

SS: Starting Strength; Mark Rippetoe’s great book on strength training basics. Available right

here.

 

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