CrossFit Abbreviations

AMRAP?! WOD?! 3 RFT?!  I didn’t think I would have to learn a new language!  There is a lot of jargon and many abbreviations associated with CrossFit training.  If you forget what something stands for, don’t hesitate to ask.  After awhile you will catch on and find yourself speaking only in acronyms!  Check out this list of common abreviations and the meanings behind them!

AMRAP — As Many Reps (or Rounds) as Possible

BP — Bench Press

BS — Back Squat

BW — (or BWT) Body Weight

CFT — CrossFit Total (consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift)

CLN — Clean

C&J — Clean and Jerk

C2 — Concept II Rowing Machine

DL — Deadlift

DU — Double Under

FS — Front Squat

FLR — Front Leaning Rest (active position at the top of the pushup)

GHD — Glute Ham Developer (piece of equipment)

GHR — Glute Ham Raise (posterior chain exercise, like a back extension)

GPP — General Physical Preparedness (aka “fitness”)

H2H — Hand-to-Hand (refers to Jeff Martone’s Kettlebell “juggling” techniques or to combat)

HSPU — Hand Stand Push Up

HSQ — Hang squat (clean or snatch)

IF — Intermittent Fasting

KB — Kettlebell

KTE — Knees to Elbows

ME — Max Effort

MetCon — Metabolic Conditioning Workout

MP — Military Press

MU — Muscle Up

OHS — Overhead Squat

PC — Power Clean

Pd — Pood (weight measure for Kettlebells)

PJ — Push Jerk

PR — Personal Record

PP — Push Press

PSN — Power Snatch

PU — Pull-ups or Push-ups

Rep — Reptition

RFT — Rounds for Time (as in, 3 Rounds for Time)

Rx’d — As prescribed; WOD done without any adjustments

RM — Repetition Maximum (1RM max lift for one rep. 10RM most you can lift 10 times)

SDHP — Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Set — A number of repetitions. 3×10 is 3 sets of 10 reps.

SP — Shoulder Press

SPP — Specific Physical Preparedness (aka Skill Training)

SN — Snatch

SQ — Squat

Subbed — Substituted. “I subbed an exercise I can do for one I can’t”

TGU — Turkish Get-Up

TTB — Toes to Bar

WO Workout (sometimes W/O)

WOD Workout of the Day

NOTE: Strength Programming will be written like this: Exercise – Reps, Tempo, sets; rest.

For Example: BS 8-10 reps @ 3010 x 3; rest 45 sec

This means perform 3 sets of a Back Squat for 8-10 reps at a 3010 tempo. Rest 45 seconds between sets. The tempo 3010 means 3 seconds down, 0 second hold at the bottom, 1 second up, 0 second hold at the top.