CrossFit Acronyms & Abbreviations
- AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible
- ATG: Ass to Grass
- BP: Bench press
- BS: Back squat
- BW (or BWT): Body weight
- CFT: CrossFit Total - consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
- CFSB: CrossFit Strength Bias. A program developed by Jeff Martin and Darrell White, explained here.You'll need a CFJ subscription.
- CFWU: CrossFit Warm-up
- CLN: Clean
- C&J: Clean and jerk
- C2: Concept II rowing machine
- DL: Deadlift
- FS: Front squat
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
- MEBBMaximum Effort Black box, term coined by Mike Rutherford. Search the forum for it. Originally laid out in one of the early Performance Menu issues.
- KTE: Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
- 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
- PR: Personal record
- PP: Push press
- PSN: Power snatch
- PU: Pull-ups, possibly push ups depending on the context
- Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
- 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 (see exercise section)
- Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3x10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
- SPP: Specific physical preparednesss, aka skill training.
- SN: Snatch
- SQ: Squat
- SS: Starting Strength; Mark Rippetoe's great book on strength training basics. Available right here.
- 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 (See exercise section)
- TTB: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.
- WO, sometimes W/O: Workout
- WOD: Workout of the day
I'm not sure I can do some of the excercises described?
CrossFit is infinitely scaleable, meaning it can be done by the 70 year old grandmother to the olympic athlete. Our coaches are trained to scale any exercise or WOD to meet each individual clients needs and restrictions. Let us work with you to design a workout to suit your needs.
How do I sign up?
Contact us to schedule an introductory class: 774-454-4005.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning brand that combines weightlifting, sprinting, gymnastics, powerlifting, kettlebell training, plyometrics, rowing, and medicine ball training. CrossFit contends that a healthy, fit person requires proficiency in each of ten general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. It defines fitness as increased work capacity across all these domains and says its program achieves this by provoking neurologic and hormonal adaptations across all metabolic pathways.
We practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, Clean, squat, presses, clean & jerk and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push ups, presses to handstand, piriouetts, flips, splits and holds. We bike, run, swim, row, etc ~ hard and fast. We believe routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Our training will mimic that of a kid on a playground and you will feel like that kid on the playground after a few short classes.