CrossFit Acronyms

Many of you ask each week what these crazy Acronyms we put up on the WOD board stand for so here is the extensive list. Please refer to it as many times as you need to! Have fun reading them and feel a little more knowledgeable in your 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
  • GHD: Glute ham developer. Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension.
  • GHD Situp: Situp done on the GHD.
  • GPP: General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
  • GTG: Grease the Groove, a protocol of doing many sub-maximal sets of an exercise throughtout
    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 head 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
  • KTE; 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, 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. 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.
  • SPP: Specific physical preparednesss, 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 pushups.
  • TGU: Turkish get-up (See exercise section)
  • TTB; T2B: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar,
    slowly lower them and repeat.
  • WO, sometimes W/O: Workout
  • WOD: Workout of the day
  • YBF: You’ll Be Fine (liberally applied in spray form)