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Old 12-16-2004, 07:04 AM   #1
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A previous poster requested an acronym list; I'll put one in the FAQ. Here's what I have so far; please submit any others y'all can think of and I'll get it ready for FAQ-ing over the weekend.


CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations

BP - Bench press
C&J - Clean and jerk
C2 - Concept II rowing machine
DL - Deadlift
FS - Front squat
GHR - Glute ham raise. Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR.
GHR Situp - Situp done on the GHR 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. Start from deadlift position, overhand hook grip. Initiate pull. As the bar rises drop into a full squat and catch the bar in the racked position (shoulders supporting bar, hands loose, elbows up). From there, rise to a standing position
KB - Kettlebell
KTE- Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
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.
Pd - Pood, weight measure for kettlebells
PR - Personal record
PU - Pull-ups, possibly push ups depending on the context
Rep - Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
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.
SQ - Squat
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
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:05 AM   #2
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Thanks Lynne. I can't think of any right off the top of my head.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:33 AM   #3
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BW - Body Weight. Sometimes used to describe squats or other exercises without added weight, sometimes used merely to report a person's current weight to provide some background or context.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:39 AM   #4
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SN - snatch
PP - push press
MP - military press
BS - back squat
CLN - clean
PC - power clean
PSN - power snatch
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:45 AM   #5
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Also, some handy workout nomenclature for your workout logs:

(CLN + FS + (PP x 3)) x 3 x 5
means do a clean into a front squat followed by a 3 push presses. Do this sequence 3 times, rest, then repeat for 5 rounds.
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Old 12-16-2004, 11:27 AM   #6
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Lincoln,

That's a cool complex. But based on your nomenclature, after doing the sequence 3 times and resting, wouldn't you then repeat it for 4 more rounds, not 5?

This would result in 5 total rounds, no?

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Old 12-16-2004, 11:35 AM   #7
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I posted some others over on the other thread
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Old 12-16-2004, 11:41 AM   #8
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Here's the link to Ron's message:

http://www.crossfit.com/cgi-bin/disc...4354#POST24354


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Old 12-16-2004, 11:59 AM   #9
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Yeah Mike, perhaps I could have worded it better - "repeat for 5 rounds total." Sometimes my math is better than my English.
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Old 12-19-2004, 07:18 AM   #10
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The FAQ has been updated to include CrossFit acronyms and the latest CFJ article index. Also tweaked the "CrossFit Warmup" entry a bit.
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