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  • AMRAP:  As Many Rounds or Reps as Possible
  • ATG:  Ass to Grass
  • Box: the term which refers to a CrossFit gym
  • BP:  Bench press
  • BS:  Back squat
  • BW:  Body weight
  • CFJ:  The CrossFit Journal
  • CFT: CrossFit Total – consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
  • CFWU: CrossFit Warm-up: Samson Stretch, Overhead Squat with PVC, Situps, Back Extensions, Pullups and Dips
  • C&J: Clean and jerk
  • C2: Concept II rowing machine
  • DH:  Dead hang or strict
  • DL: Deadlift
  • EMOM:  Every Minute On the Minute
  • FS: Front squat
  • GHD:  Glute ham raise (developer). Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR.
  • GHD Situp: Situp done on the GHR(D) bench.
  • GPP: General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
  • G20/GTO: Ground to Overhead
  • H2H: Hand to hand; refers to Jeff Martone’s kettlebell “juggling” techniques (or to combat).
  • 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
  • ME:  Maximum Effort or as many reps as possible in a single set
  • 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
  • PU: Pull-ups, possibly push ups depending on the context
  • Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
  • RX; 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.
  • 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.
  • SS: Samson Stretch
  • Subbed: Substituted. The CORRECT use of “subbed,” as in “substituted,” is, “I subbed an exercise I can do for one I can’t,” For example,if you can’t do HSPU, you subbed regular pushups.
  • TGU: Turkish get-up (See exercise section)
  • T2B: 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

Modified for our use from: DaiManuel.com

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