AFAP as fast as possible
AHAP as heavy as possible
AMRAP as many rounds (and reps) as possible
ATG ass to grass means your deepest squat
BOX a CrossFit gym. The word is used because traditionally CrossFit gyms are in garages and warehouses … a cement box.
BP bench press
BS back squat
BW body weight
CFT CrossFit Total
CTB chest to bar
C2 Concept II rowing machine
DU double under
DUBS double unders
EMOM or EMOTM every minute on the minute
E2MOM or E3MOM every 2 minutes on the minute or every 3 minutes on the minute
FOR TIME you are timing yourself
RFT rounds for time
FOR LOAD you are going for your heaviest load possible
FOR DISTANCE you are carrying something for your max distance possible
FS front squat
GHR or GHD glute ham raise (developer)
GHR is also a posterior chain exercise
GPP general physical preparedness, or all round fitness
GIRLS benchmark workouts that are named using a girls name i.e. FRAN or GRACE. These are generally amongst some of the first named CrossFit benchmark workouts.
HEROES heroes workouts are named after military, law enforcement and firefighters that have died in the line of duty.
GTG grease the groove, a protocol of doing many sub-maximal sets of an exercise throughout the day
H2H hand to hand; refers to Jeff Martone’s kettlebell “juggling” techniques or H2H combat
HSPU hand stand push-up
HSW hand stand walk
IF intermittent fasting
KTE knees to elbows
METCON metabolic conditioning
MP military press
BMU bar muscle-up
OH over head
OHS overhead squat
PR personal record
PB personal best (same as above)
PP push press
PJ push jerk or power jerk. Push Jerk referring to using foot transfer and Power Jerk referring to keeping the feet planted.
Rx’d as Rx’d means as prescribed or 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
STO shoulder to overhead
GTO ground to overhead
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.
SPP specific physical preparedness, aka skill training.
SUB Substituted. Means that you substituted an exercise you are unable to perform with one that you can. This is usually a variant of the exercise that is going to eventually progress your strength and skill level to be able to perform the prescribed exercise. For example, if you can’t do a HSPU and you subbed to Push-ups.
ADAPTED we also use the term adapted in similar ways to subbed. This is used in the context that an athlete is injured or has a reason to require an adapted version of the prescribed workout or exercises.
TGU turkish get-up
WO or W/O workout
WOD workout of the day
C&J clean and jerk
PCL power clean
HCL hang clean
HPCL hang power clean
PSN power snatch
HS hang snatch
HPS hang power snatch
In Olympic weightlifting a SN or CL on it’s own refers to pulling the bar from he ground, through a full Squat Snatch or Squat Clean in one uninterrupted movement, to a standing position, feet side by side, with the bar under control and arms fully locked out without a press out or rebend of the arms (in simple terms).
Letters BEFORE the exercise, HSN OR HPSN changes the starting and or finishing position of the bar i.e. Hang Snatch or Hang Power Snatch.
POWER refers to a Snatch or Clean received in a power position. This is a semi squat. Receiving the bar anywhere above thighs parallel to the floor is considered a power receive.
HANG refers to the starting position of the barbell in the Snatch or Clean where the bar starts anywhere from the knee to the hip position (the high hang).