See a word or acronym on the website or on the whiteboard that doesn’t make sense? This is a very common and for this reason we have compiled a guide for you to reference which will cover the most frequently used words and acronyms associated with CrossFit.
AMRAP: As Many Rounds (or Reps) as Possible.
BS: Back Squat.
BW (or B/W): Body Weight.
CFT: CrossFit Total (A best of three attempts at a 1RM of (Press/DL/BS).
CFHQ: CrossFit Headquarters.
CFWU: CrossFit Warm-up.
C&J: Clean and Jerk.
C2: Concept II Rowing Machine.
DNF: Did Not Finish.
EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute
ME (or Max Effort): To Perform a Movement or Exercise With Maximal Effort or Intensity.
FS: Front Squat.
GHD: Glute Hamstring Developer.
GPP: General Physical Preparedness (Fitness Program).
HC: Hang Clean.
HPC: Hang Power Clean.
HSPU: Handstand Pushup.
HSC: Hang Squat Clean.
IF: Intermittent Fasting.
KBS: Kettlebell Swing.
KTE (or K2E): Knees-to-Elbows.
MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning — Conditioning Intended to Increase the Storage and Delivery of Energy for Any Activity or Conditioning the Muscles to Better Use the Fuel Delivered to Them by Improving the Efficiency of the Different Metabolic Pathways.
OHS: Overhead Squat.
PC: Power Clean.
PD: Pood, A Russian Weight Measurement.
PR: Personal Record.
PP: Push Press.
PJ: Push Jerk.
PSn: Power Snatch.
PU: Pullups (or Pushups).
Rx’d (or RX): As Prescribed; As Written. WOD Done Without Any Adjustments or Subs.
1RM (or 2RM, 3RM etc.): Repetition Maximum. Your 1RM is Your Max Lift for One Rep.
SC: Squat Clean.
SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High-Pull.
Set: A Number of Repetitions.
SPP: Specific Physical Preparedness (Skill Training).
T2B (or TTB): Toes-to-Bar.
WO (or W/O): Workout.
WOD: Workout of the Day.
Ladder: To Performing One or More Exercises With An Ascending or Descending Rep Range (Usually With a Set Time Domain).
Chipper: A Workout/Training Session Consisting of a Series of Exercises and Their Repetitions Performed One Time Through as Quickly as Possible. There Are no Structured Rest Periods, You Rest When You Need to in Order to Avoid Muscle Failure and Keep the Rest Periods Brief.
Complex: A Series of Three or More Exercises That Focus on the Same Muscle Group.
#: Symbol for Lbs. or Pounds.
1-1-1-1-1 (or 2-2-2/3-3-3 etc.): 1-1-1-1-1 = You Should Be Arriving at a New 1RM (or 2RM/3RM etc.) or Be At Your Current 1RM For Any Given Lift Within Five (or otherwise stated) Sets.
The “Girls”: A series of benchmark workouts created by CFHQ that are universally known among the CF community.
The “Heroes”: A Hero workout is a tribute workout in honor of a fallen CrossFitter (either Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Firefighter, Police officer) that died in the line of duty. They are tough and among the most difficult of WOD’s. There are sadly too many of them. Read here for a great explanation of them.
Tabata Interval (or Tabata): A workout of 8 intervals alternating 20 seconds of max rep work with 10 seconds of rest. Total is 4 minutes per exercise. Score the lowest interval rep count unless otherwise stated.
Paleo and Zone: Types of diet and nutrition protocol commonly found in the CF lifestyle.