In CrossFit we kind of have our own language. These are some abbreviations and phrases that you may hear:
AMRAP: As Many Rounds (or Reps) as Possible
BS: Back squat
BW (or BWT): Body weight
CFT: CrossFit Total (A best of three attempts at a 1RM of (Press, Back Squat, Dead Lift)
CFHQ: CrossFit Headquarters
C&J: Clean and jerk
C2: Concept II rowing machine
DFL: Dead F’ing Last
DNF: Did Not Finish
EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute
FS: Front squat
GHD: Glute hamstring developer. A device that allows for posterior chain exercise, such as a hip extension, sit-up or a back extension.
GPP: General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
HC: Hang Clean
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.
HSC: Hang squat clean. 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: Kettle bell
K2E: 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 the head and in line or slightly behind the ears.
PC: Power clean
PR: Personal record
PP: Push press
PJ: Push Jerk
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. (Commonly found in WOD’s as 1RM/3RM/5RM etc.)
SC: Squat Clean
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.
Scale: Scaled. The CORRECT use of “scaled,” is, “I scaled an exercise I can do for one I can’t,” For example, if you can’t do a HSPU, you s scale to a regular push-ups.
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
# : Symbol for pounds or lbs.
” : Symbol for inches
‘ : Symbol for feet