The CrossFit Lexicon

CrossFit Decatur Lexicon

The CrossFit Lexicon

If this is your first experience in a CrossFit gym you are about to be bombarded with new terms, abbreviations that are commonly used when speaking about a workout or movement.

  • AMRAP: as many reps (sometimes rounds) as possible.
  • ASHAP: As heavy as possible
  • ATG: ass to grass.
  • Box: nomenclature for CrossFit Gym
  • BP: bench press.
  • BS: back squat.
  • BW (or BWT): bodyweight.
  • Cal: Calories on Rower, Assault Bike, SkiErg
  • CFT: CrossFit Total, consisting of max squat, press and deadlift.
  • CLN: clean.
  • C&J: clean and jerk.
  • C2: Concept II rowing machine.
  • DL: deadlift.
  • EMOM: Every minute on the minute
  • FS: front squat.
  • GHD: the device that allows for the proper performance of a glute-ham raise, or a GHD sit-up.
  • GHR: glute-ham raise.
  • GHR or GHD sit-up: A sit-up done on the GHR or GHD machine.
  • Girl WOD: Workout with a girls name that we use to measure/benchmark progress. They are usually terrible.
  • GPP: general physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
  • GTG: grease the groove, a protocol of doing many submaximal sets of an exercise throughout the day.
  • Hero WOD: Usually a very long hard workout to honor the life of a fallen veteran/law enforcement/ fire fighter.
  • H2H: hand to hand; refers to Jeff Martone’s kettlebell “juggling” techniques (or to combat).
  • HSPU: handstand push-up.
  • HSQ: hang squat (clean or snatch).
  • IF: intermittent fasting.
  • KB: kettlebell.
  • KTE: knees-to-elbows.
  • M: Meters
  • ME: Max effort
  • Met-con: metabolic-conditioning workout.
  • MP: military press.
  • MU: muscle-up.
  • OHS: overhead squat.
  • Pd: pood.
  • PR: personal record.
  • PP: push press.
  • PSN: power snatch.
  • PU: pull-ups, possibly push-ups depending on the context.
  • Rep: repetition.
  • Rx’d, as Rx’d: as prescribed or as written. A WOD done without any adjustments.
  • RM: repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for 1 rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
  • ROM: Range of motion
  • Round: another name for set
  • SDHP: sumo deadlift high pull.
  • Set: a number of repetitions.
  • SPP: specific physical preparednesss, aka “skill training.”
  • SN: snatch.
  • SQ: squat.
  • TGU: Turkish get-up.
  • TTB: toes-to-bar.
  • W: Watt’s
  • WO, sometimes W/O: workout.
  • WOD: workout of the day.
  • YBF: you’ll be fine.

 

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