Many people are intimidated by all of the lingo and terms used in CrossFit.  Below is a list of common CrossFit terms, movements, and lingo.   Study up and let's work hard!


AMRAP: As many rounds as possible with time

BMU: Bar Muscle Up

BP: Bench Press

BS: Back Squat

BW: Body Weight

C&J: Clean & Jerk

C2: Concept II rowing maching

CTB: Chest to the Bar Pullups

DB: Dumbells

DL: Deadlift

DU: Double Unders

EMOM: Every Minute, on the Minute

FS: Front Squat

GHD: Glute Ham Developer

GPP: General Physical Preparedness, aka “fitness”

HPC: Hang Power Clean

HSPU: Handstand Push up

KB: Kettlebell

KTE: Knees to Elbows

MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning Workout

MU: Muscle Up

OH: Overhead

OHS: Overhead Squat

PC: Power Clean

PR: Personal Record

PP: Push Press

PJ: Push Jerk

PU: Pull ups or Push ups

Rep: Repetition (one performance of an exercise)

Rx’d: As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments/scaling

RM: Repetition Maximum (1RM is your max lift for one rep)

SDLHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull

SLDL: Straight Leg Deadlift, also referred to as RDL, Romanian Deadlift

Set: A number of repetitions (e.g. 3 sets of 10 reps or 3×10; reps, rest, reps, rest, reps)

SJ: Split Jerk

Tabata: 8 Rounds: 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds rest

T2B: Toes to Bar

WOD: Workout of the Day