Meaning of CrossFit Acronyms

Maddox Method CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations

CrossFit has its own lingo and abbreviations that may seem foreign to some, but it makes it easier for coaches to write programming without having to write everything out all of the time.

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These acronyms can explain the format of the workout (i.e. EMOM, AMRAP, etc.); they can abbreviate movements (FSQ, T2B, S2OH, etc.) or equipment (DB, KB, etc.). Here is a guide to help you remember some of the popular acronyms that we use in CrossFit.


AMRAP: As Many reps/Rounds as Possible

BW: Body Weight

RX: As prescribed in the work out

DU: Double Under

PR: Personal Record

SU: Single Under

AFAP: As Fast as Possible

EMOM: every min on the min

HAP: Heavy as Possible

ALT: Alternating

Rds: rounds in a workout

OTM: on the min

WOD: Workout of the Day

KB: Kettle Bell

TNG: touch and Go

RKBS: Russian Kettle Bell Swing

P: Press (strict shoulder press)

AKBS: American Kettle Bell Swing

PP: Push Press

G2OH: Ground to Overhead

PJ: Push Jerk

S2OH: Shoulder to Overhead

SJ: Split Jerk

ROM: Range of Motion

BP: Bench Press

SMR: Self Myofascial Release (foam rolling)

BSQ: Back Squat

MOB: Mobility

FSQ: Front Squat

RFT: Rounds For Time

OHSQ: Overhead Squat

METCON: Metabolic Conditioning

DL: Deadlift

SQ: squat

SDL: Sumo Deadlift

JSQ: Jump Squat

SDLHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull

JJ: Jumping Jacks

RDL: Romanian Deadlift

MC: Mountain Climber

BW: Body Weight

TGU: Turkish Get Up

CL: Squat Clean

PVC: PVC pipe or dowel

PCL: Power Clean

BJ: Box Jump

MCL: Muscle Clean

BJO: Box Jump Over

HHCL: High Hang Squat Clean

BBJ: Burpee Box Jumps

HHPCL: High Hang Power Clean

BBJO: Burpee Box Jump Overs

HCL: Hang Squat Clean

WB: Wall Ball

HPCL: Hang Power Clean

CAL: Calories (row, ski, bike, etc.)

CL & J: Clean and Jerk

L2: Level 2 Intermediate

MSN: Muscle Snatch

L1: Level 1 Novice

SN: Squat Snatch

GPP: General Physical Preparedness

PSN: power Snatch

SPP: Specific Physical Preparedness

HHSN: High Hang Squat Snatch

ATG: Ass to Grass

HHPSN: High Hang Power Snatch

H2H: Hand to Hand (KBs)

HSN: Hang Squat Snatch

RM: Repetition Maximum (1RM, 2RM, etc.)

HPSN: Hang Power Snatch

MR: Max Repetitions- the max number of reps
you can do in a single lift

TH: Thruster

MOD: Modification

PU: Pull-up or Push-up

SUB: Substitute

C2B: Chest To Bar Pull-up

RR: Ring Row

MU: Muscle Up (rings)

WL: Walking Lunge

BMU: Bar Muscle Up

FRL: Front Rack Lunge

DB: Dumb Bell

BRL: Back Rack Lunge

BB: Barbell

OHL: Overhead Lunge

HSPU: Handstand Push-up

DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness

HSH: Handstand Hold

UB: Unbroken

HSW: Handstand Walk

MP: Military Press

T2B: Toes to Bar

BOR: Bent Over Row

K2E: Knees to Elbow

CFT: CrossFit Total

GHD: Glute Ham(string) Developer

FGB: Fight Gone Bad

SU: Sit Up

AAB: Air Assault Bike

ME: Max Effort

AAR: Air Assault Runner

DNF: Did Not Finish


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