VOCABULARY

Glossary: Common Vocabulary, Acronyms and abbreviations

 

 

*   AMRAP:  As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible
*   ATG:  Ass to Grass
*   BP:  Bench press
*   BS:  Back squat
*   BW (or BWT):  Body weight
*   WU: Warm-up
*   CLN: Clean
*   C&J: Clean and jerk
*   C2: Concept II rowing machine
*   DHP:  Dead hang pull
*   DL: Deadlift
*   DNF: Did Not Finish
*   EMOM:  Every Minute On the Minute
*   FS: Front squat
*   GPP: General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
*   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 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
*   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 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
*   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.

*   SN: Snatch
*   SQ: Squat
*   SS: Starting Strength; Mark Rippetoe’s great book on strength training basics. Available right here.
*   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
*   YBF: You’ll Be Fine (liberally applied in spray form)