CrossFit Dictionary

1.     AMRAP: As Many Rounds (or Reps) as Possible

2.     BW (or B/W): Body weight

3.     CFT: CrossFit Total (A best of three attempts at a 1RM of (Press/DL/BS)

4.     CF: CrossFit

5.     CFHQ: CrossFit Headquarters

6.     WU: Warm-up

7.     C&J: Clean and Jerk

8.     DL: Deadlift

9.     DNF: Did Not Finish

10.   EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute

11.   ME (or Max Effort): To perform a movement or exercise with maximum effort

12.   FS: Front Squat

13.   GHD: Glute Hamstring Developer (a machine)

14.   GPP: General Physical Preparedness

15.   HC: Hang Clean

16.   HPC: Hang Power Clean

17.   HSPU: Handstand Push-up

18.   HSC: Hang Squat Clean

19.   KB: Kettlebell

20.   KBS: Kettlebell Swing.

21.   KTE (or K2E): Knees-to-Elbows

22.   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.

23.   MU: Muscle-ups.

24.   OHS: Overhead squat.

25.   PC: Power Clean

26.   PR: Personal Record

27.   PP: Push Press

28.   PJ: Push Jerk

29.   PSn: Power Snatch

30.   Rep: Repetition

31.   RFT: Rounds or Reps For Time

32.   Rx’d (or RX): As Prescribed; As Written. WOD done without any adjustments or substitutions.

33.   1RM (or 2RM, 3RM etc.): Repetition Maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep.

34.   SC: Squat Clean

35.   SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High-Pull

36.   Set: A number of repetitions

37.   Sn: Snatch

38.   T2B (or TTB): Toes-to-bar

39.   T2P: Toes-to-pole (laying leg lift)

40.   WO (or W/O): Workout

41.   WOD: Workout of the Day

42.   Ladder: To perform one or more exercises with an ascending or descending rep range (usually with a set time domain)

43.   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.

44.   Complex: A series of three or more exercises that focus on the same muscle group.

45.   #: Symbol for Lbs. or Pounds.

46.   1-1-1-1-1 (or 2-2-2/3-3-3 etc.): 1-1-1-1-1 = You should be arriving at a 1RM (or 2RM/3RM etc.) over five (or otherwise stated) sets.

47.   The “Girls”: A series of benchmark workouts created by CFHQ that are universally known among the CF community as benchmark workouts.

48.   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 WODs. There are sadly too many of them.

49.   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.

50.   Paleo and Zone: Types of diet and nutrition protocol commonly found in the CF lifestyle.

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