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CrossFit Terminology 101

The following Training terminology guide will come in helpful when interpreting your workouts.

MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout: Utilizing circuits, complexes and, at times, very specific and timed groups of exercises, MetCon may consist of bodyweight moves, equipment from kettlebells to medicine balls and other forms of familiar activities such as sprints. The take-home message here is that it doesn’t have to consist of 45 minutes of low-intensity treadmill walking or long sessions on the recumbent bike.

1RM: Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep.

AHAP: as heavy as possible.

AMRAP: As many rounds as possible.

BP: Bench press Box: Another name for a gym.

BS: Back squat.

BW: Body weight.

CLN: Clean C&J: Clean and jerk.

DL: Deadlift.

DU: Double under. Jumping rope with double passes under a single jump.

EMOM: Every minute on the minute For Time: Timed workout, perform as quickly as possible and record score.

FS: Front squat.

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.

KB: Kettlebell.

KBS: Kettlebell swing.

MU: Muscle ups. Hanging from rings you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright support.

OH: Overhead.

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.

PR: Personal record.

PP: Push press.

PU: Pull-ups or push ups depending on the context in the WOD.

Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.

Rx'd: As prescribed, without any adjustments.

SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull.

Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 34 sets of 8 reps, often seen as 4x8, means you do 8 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.

SN: Snatch.

SQ: Squat.

T2B: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.

Tabata: A form of interval training comprised of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off repeated for 8 rounds.

TGU: Turkish get-up.

WO: Workout.

WOD: Workout of the day.

SA: Single Arm.

RNDS: Rounds.

DB and BB: Dumbbell and Barbell.

YBF: You'll Be Fine :)

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