CrossFit Lingo; “What does that mean??”

These are some basic CrossFit Acronyms and terms we frequently and possibly infrequently use. This is a good source to refer back to if you are uncertain of something we post on the CFP (CrossFit Prototype ūüôā ) blog or website. For instruction or videos on these movements or terms, go to, if you are not a member of the journal please subscribe, its worth it!

  • 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
  • CFWU:CrossFit Warm-up
  • CLN:¬†Clean
  • C&J:¬†Clean and jerk
  • C2:¬†Concept II rowing machine
  • DL:¬†Deadlift
  • FS:¬†Front squat
  • GHD:¬†Glute ham developer . Involves Knee flexion and hip extension; it smokes your backside!
  • GHD Situp:¬†Situp done on the GHD
  • GPP:¬†General physical preparedness
  • GTG:¬†Grease the Groove, a protocol of doing many sub-maximal sets of an exercise throughout the day.
  • 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
  • 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 (see exercise section)
  • 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 preparednesss, aka skill training.
  • SN: Snatch
  • SQ: Squat!
  • TGU: Turkish get-up
  • TTB: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat
  • WOD: Workout of the day


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