CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations
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.
C&J: Clean and jerk
C2: Concept II rowing machine
FS: Front squat
GHR(D): Glute ham raise (developer). Posterior chain exercise, like a
back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper
performance of a GHR.
GHR(D) Situp: Situp 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 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 nose touches floor and push back
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
IF: Intermittent Fasting
MEBBMaximum Effort Black box, term coined by Mike Rutherford. Search
the forum for it. Originally laid out in one of the early Performance
KTE: 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.
SS: Starting Strength; Mark Rippetoe’s great book on strength training
basics. Available right here.
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.
Sadly, many illiterate posters get this bass-ackward, and claim that
since they can’t do HSPU, they subbed HSPU for pushups. D’oh!
TGU: Turkish get-up (See exercise section)
TTB: 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)