Acronyms and Abbreviations for CrossFit (What the hell are they talking about??)

Just in case you are wondering what we are talking about, or what all thoes funny letters mean, here is a list of commonlly used acronyms….

WOD: – Workout of the Day

AMRAP: – As Many Rounds or Reps As Possible

EMOM:   – Every minute on the minute

For Time: – The workout is timed so do it as fast as you can

OH:        – Overhead

OHS:      – Overhead squat. Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press position above (and usually behind) the head.

KB:         – Kettle bell

KBS:       – Kettle bell Swing

HSPU:   – Hand stand push-ups

DU’s:     – Double Unders

AHAP:   – As heavy as possible

KTE:       – Knees to elbows. Similar to T2Bs described below.

T2B:       – Toes To Bar

CLN:       – Clean

C&J:       – Clean and jerk

PC:         – Power clean

PSN:      – Power snatch

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

C2:          – Concept II rowing machine

DL:          – Deadlift

FS:          – Front squat

BP:         – Bench press

BS:          – Back squat

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.

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 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.

The Girls: – These are the named benchmark workouts that the entire CrossFit community around the world understands. Like hurricanes, they are named after women. As you repeat these WODs over time they allow you to see your progress through faster times or more reps. Everyone has a favorite and most hated Girl. When CrossFitters ask about your “Fran” or “Angie” time, they’re talking about workouts, not last weekend’s conquest!

The Heroes: – These are the same principle as the girls but they are named to commemorate fallen military and law enforcement personnel. The Heroes are usually longer and more gruelling than the average workout to recognize, in some small and inadequate way, the sacrifice made by these men and their families.