CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations

CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations

Decode the short codes in the workouts and level up on the CrossFit lingo!

AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible ATG: Ass to grass
BP: Bench press
BS: Back squat
BW (or BWT): Body weight
CFT: CrossFit Total - consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
CFSB: CrossFit Strength Bias. A program developed by Jeff Martin and Darrell White, explained here. You'll need a CFJ subscription. CFWU: CrossFit Warm-up
CLN: Clean
C&J: Clean and jerk
C2: Concept II rowing machine
DL: Deadlift
FS: Front squat
GHR(D): Glute ham raise (developer). Posterior chain exercise apparatus, designed for abdominal exercises and back/hip extensions. Also, the apparatus that is specifically designed for the proper performance of a GHR.
GHR(D) Sit-up: Sit-up done on the GHR(D) bench.
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; refers to Jeff Martone's kettlebell "juggling" techniques (or to combat).
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.
HSQ: Hang squat (clean or snatch). Start with bar "at the hang," about knee height. Initiate pull. As the bar rises drop into a full squat and catch the bar in the racked position. From there, rise to a standing position
IF: Intermittent Fasting
KB: Kettlebell
MEBB: Maximum Effort Black Box, term coined by Mike Rutherford. Search the forum for it. Originally laid out in one of the early Performance Menu issues.
KTE (or K2E): Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout
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. 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, Russian weight measure for kettlebells
PR: Personal record
PP: Push press
PSN: Power snatch
PU: Pull-ups, possibly push-ups depending on the context
Rep: Repetition. Any exercise performed on single time.
Rx'd; as Rx'd: As prescribed; as written. WOD completed without any adjustments to reps, weight or duration.
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 3x10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat. SPP: Specific physical preparedness, aka skill training.
SN: Snatch
SQ: Squat
SS: Starting Strength; Mark Rippetoe's great book on strength training basics.
Subbed: Substituted. The CORRECT 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 push-ups.
TGU: Turkish get-up
TTB (or T2B): Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat. WO,sometimesW/O: Workout
WOD: Workout of the day
YBF: You'll Be Fine (liberally applied in spray form)

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