f Why You Are Never Too Old For Crossfit!!!!!: Crossfit Terminology

Crossfit Terminology

WOD- Workout Of the Day

TABATA-click on "tabata"

AMRAP-As Many Reps As Possible

POSE RUNNING -click on "Pose"

RX-prescribed or recommended weight for the workout 

MetCon- The meta part of the word is for metabolic and that has to do with your energy systems. You have certainly heard and used the word metabolism and have a sense for slow and fast metabolisms. The con is easy, that's just conditioning and the contraction metcon is shorthand for the CrossFit methodology for improvement of the cardio vascular and cardio respiratory systems through a variety of functional exercises executed at high intensity.

CrossFit 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
    * CFT:CrossFit Total - consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
    * CFSB: CrossFit Strength Bias. A program developed by Jeff Martin and Darrell White, explained here. You'll need a CFJ subscription.
    * CFWU:CrossFit Warm-up
    * CLN: Clean
    * C&J: Clean and jerk
    * C2: Concept II rowing machine
    * DL: Deadlift
    * FS: Front squat
    * GHR(D): Glute ham raise (developer). Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR.
    * GHR(D) Situp: Situp done on the GHR(D) bench.
    * GPP: General physical preparedness, aka "fitness."
    * GTG: Grease the Groove, a protocol of doing many sub-maximal sets of an exercise throughtout 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
    * MEBBMaximum Effort Black box, term coined by Mike Rutherford. Search the forum for it. Originally laid out in one of the early Performance Menu issues.
    * 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 3x10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
    * SPP: Specific physical preparednesss, aka skill training.
    * SN: Snatch
    * SQ: Squat
    * SS: Starting Strength; Mark Rippetoe's great book on strength training basics. Available right here.
    * Subbed: Substituted. The CORRECT use of "subbed," as in "substituted," is, "I subbed an exercise I can do for one I can't," For example,if you can't do HSPU, you subbed regular pushups.
      Sadly, many illiterate posters get this bass-ackward, and claim that since they can't do HSPU, they subbed HSPU for pushups. D'oh!
    * 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)

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