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.
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
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
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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