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Functional fitness (aka CrossFit)



    21-15-9: Repetition scheme in CrossFit. Needs to perform 21 reps, then 15 reps and finally, 9 reps, for a total of 45 reps of each exercise.


    AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible

    ATG: Ass to Grass getting your butt as low as possible (to grass) when performing any kind of squat.


    BBJS: Burpee Box JumpS - burpee, then jump onto the box and down.

    BJ: Box Jumps.

    BJOS: Box Jumps Overs - jump on top of the box, and come down on the other side. Full extension at the top is not required.

    BMU: Bar Muscle-Up.

    Box: (Crossfit): CrossFit gym.

    BP: Bench press.

    BS: Back squat.

    BW sometimes BWT: Body weight.


    C2: Concept II rowing machine.

    C2B: Chest To Bar pull-up.

    C&J: Clean and jerk.

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

    CFWU: CrossFit Warm-up.

    Chipper:  A workout format there are no rounds and must be completed in linear fashion from start to finish.

    Couplet: workout structure that pairs two different modalities.

    CLN: Clean.


    DL: Deadlift.

    DU: Double Unders swinging the ropes two times for every jump.


    EMOM: Every Min Of the Min.


    FS: Front squat.

    FS2OH: Shoulder to overhead.



    GHR(D): Glute ham raise (developer). Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR.

    GHR(D) Situp: Situp done on the GHR(D) bench.

    GIRLS: special group of CrossFit benchmark workouts.

    GPP: General physical preparedness, aka "fitness."

    GTG: Grease the Groove, a protocol of doing many sub-maximal sets of an exercise throughtout the day


    H2H: Hand to hand; refers to Jeff Martone's kettlebell "juggling" techniques (or to combat).

    HEROES: special group of CrossFit benchmark workouts.

    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


    IF: Intermittent Fasting.


    KB: Kettlebell.

    KTE: Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.


    MEBB: Maximum Effort Black box, term coined by Mike Rutherford. Search the forum for it. Originally laid out in one of the early Performance Menu issues.

    MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout.

    MP: Military press.

    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.

    PJ: Push Jerc .

    PR: Personal record.

    PP: Push press.

    PSN: Power snatch.

    PU: Pull-ups, possibly push ups depending on the context.

    Pukie: Athlete who has vomited after a workout.


    RFT sometimes For Time: Rounds for Time.

    Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.

    RM: Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.

    Rx'd; as Rx'd: As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.


    Scaled: --

    SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull.

    Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3x10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.

    SN: Snatch.

    SPP: Specific physical preparednesss, aka skill training.

    SQ: Squat.

    STOH: Shoulder To OverHead

    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.

    Sadly, many illiterate posters get this bass-ackward, and claim that since they can't do HSPU, they subbed HSPU for pushups. D'oh!


    TGU: Turkish get-up -- Турецкий подъем.

    Triplet: workout structure that pairs all 3 different modalities  WGM  – Тип ВОД который содержит 3 разных модальности (т.е все) WGM

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


    Uncle Rhabdo:


    WB: WallBall.

    WO sometimes W/O: Workout.

    WOD: Workout of the day.


    YBF: You'll Be Fine (liberally applied in spray form).