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A little help with CrossFit Abbreviations and Acronyms

Posted on June 29 2015


Everybody when they first start CrossFit come across a few Abbreviations that we just haven’t heard before.

If you know someone who needs a little help with these maybe you should share them this post!

Firstly here is some Workouts unique to CrossFit

The Girls:            Like hurricanes, they are named after women. These are the benchmark workouts that the entire CrossFit community around the world understands. As you repeat these workouts they allow you to see your progress through faster times or more reps. everyone has a favourite and most hated Girl. When Cross Fitters ask about your “Fran” or “Angie” time, they’re talking about workouts, not last weekend’s conquest!

The Heroes:       These are the same principle as the girls but they are named to commemorate fallen military and law enforcement personnel. The Heroes are usually longer and more gruelling than the average workout to recognize, in some small and inadequate way, the sacrifice made by these men and their families.


These acronyms refer to types of Workouts or reps

WOD:         Workout of the Day

AMRAP:     As Many Rounds or Reps as Possible

AHAP:        As Heavy As Possible

EMOM:       Every minute on the minute

For Time:   The workout is timed so do it as fast as you can

AHAP:         As heavy as possible

Rep:            Repetition. One performance of an exercise.

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.

Rx’d:           As prescribed or exactly as written (no scaling)

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

MetCon:     Metabolic Conditioning workout

PR:              Personal record


These acronyms refer to actual exercises within Workouts.

OH:            Overhead

OHS:         Overhead squat.

KB:            Kettle bell

KBS:          Kettle bell Swing

HSPU:       Hand stand push-ups

DU’s:          Double Unders

T2B:            Toes To Bar

KTE:            Knees to elbows. Similar to T2Bs

CLN:            Clean

C&J:            Clean and jerk

PC:              Power clean

PSN:            Power snatch

HSQ:           Hang squat (clean or snatch). Start with bar “at the hang,” about knee height

DL:               Deadlift

FS:               Front squat

BP:               Bench press

BS:               Back squat

MU:               Muscle ups.

PP:               Push press

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

C2:                Concept II rowing machine

SDHP:          Sumo deadlift high pull


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