CROSSFIT TERMINOLOGY

 

 

Crossfit has it’s own lingo.  At first, you may feel completely lost or not understand what your fellow Crossfitter is talking about.  You may wonder why they wince when they see ‘Max Reps MU’ or ‘OHS” on the board.  Before you know it, you will be talking the lingo too.   The person running the class is called ‘Coach’ and the people performing the WOD are known as ‘Athletes’ in our box.

  • AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds)as Possible

  • ATG: Ass to Grass

  • Box : the gym where we workout

  • BP: Bench press

  • BS: Back squat

  • BW (or BWT): Body weight

  • CFT: CrossFit Total – consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.

  • CLN: Clean

  • C&J: Clean and jerk

  • C2: Concept II rowing machine

  • DL: Deadlift

  • FS: Front squat

  • GHD: Gluteus- Hamstring  Developer.  Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension.

  • GHD Situp: Situp done on the GHR(D) 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

  • 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 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 

  • 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.

  • SN: Snatch

  • SQ: Squat

  • Subbed: Substituted. The CORRECT use of “subbed,” as in “substituted,” is, “I subbed an exercise I can do for one I can’t.”

  • TGU: Turkish get-up 

  • TTB: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.

  • WOD: Workout of the day