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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Get Familiar With Our Lingo

AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible


BP: Bench press


BS: Back squat


BW (or BWT): Body weight


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. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR.


GHD Sit-up: Sit-up done on the GHD bench.


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


KB: Kettlebell


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 preparedness, aka skill training.


SN: Snatch


SQ: Squat


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