Acronyms & Abbreviations

Below are the most common CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations:

BP = Bench Press
BS = Back Squat
BXJ = Box Jump
CFT = CrossFit Total (consisting of max squat, max press, and max deadlift)
CFWU = CrossFit Warm Up
CLN = Clean
C&J = Clean & Jerk
C2 = Concept 2 Rowing Machine
DB = Dumbell
DL = Deadlift
FS = Front Squat
GHD = Glute Ham Developer (for back extensions, situps, etc.)
GPP = General Physical Preparedness (aka fitness)
H2H = Hand to hand
HSPU = Hand Stand Push Up
HSQ = Hand Squat (clean or snatch)
IF = Intermittent Fasting
KB = Kettlebell
KTE = Knees to Elbows (ab exercise – hanging, arms straight, from pull up bar, bending up at the waist to raise your knees to touch your elbows)
MB = Medicine Ball
MEBB = Maximum Effort Black Box (black box refers to not knowing what is going to happen)
MetCon = Metabolic Conditioning Workout (works all three metabolic pathways – phosphogen, glycoletics, oxidative)
MU = Muscle Ups
OHS = Overhead Squat
PC = Power Clean
Pd or Pood = weight of kettlebells – 1 pood = 36.1 pounds
PJ = Push Jerk
PP = Push Press
PR = Personal Record
PSN = Power Snatch
PU = Pull ups or Push ups
Rep = Repetition
Rx’d = As Prescribed/Written (a workout done without any modifications of any kind)
RM = Repetition Maximum (e.g., 1 RM = maximum weight you can move just one time)
SDHP = Sumo Deadlift High Pull
Set = a number of repetitions, or set of exercises to be done ( 3 sets of 10 reps or 3×10)
SP = Shoulder Press
SPP = Specific Physical Preparedness (aka skill training)
SN = Snatch
SQ = Squat
SS = Starting Strength
Sub/Subbed = Substituted (e.g., if you can’t do HSPU, you subbed using regular push ups)
TTB = Toes to Bar (like KTE, but raising toes to the bar)
WB = Wall Ball
WO or W/O = Workout
WOD = Workout of the Day