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CrossFit Acronyms and Abbreviations

Have you ever experienced this? You finally make it to a CrossFit class, but the entire thing is in a language you couldn’t wrap your head around. What is an RX, and how do I PR?!?

While some things will forever remain a mystery (will I ever see BigFoot?), CrossFit lingo doesn’t have to be.

Common Abbreviations and Acronyms You’ll See at Cryptid CrossFit
5-5-5-5-55 sets of increasing the weight each setPLUPull Up
5×55 sets of 5 reps at the same weightPoodRussian unit of weight, usually for kettlebells (1 pood = 16kg or 35#)
AMRAPAs many rounds/reps as possiblePPPushPress – For member and class signup
BPBench PressPPPush Press
BSBack SquatPRPersonal Record
BTWBBeyond the White BoardPTPhysical Training
BWBody WeightPTPersonal Training
C&JClean & JerkPUPush Up
CFTCrossFit TotalRepRepetition, one performance of an exercise
CTBChest to bar pullupsRFTRound for Time
DLDeadliftRIRReps In Reserve
DNFDid not finishRMRepetition maximum – 1RM = max lift for 1 rep. Your 10RM is the most you can lift 10 times
DUDouble UnderRNDRound
EMOMEvery minute on the minutesRPERate of Perceived Exertion
GHDGlute-Hamstring DeveloperRXAs prescribed – no modification
GPPGeneral Physical PreparednessSDHPSumo deadlift high pull
GTOGround to overheadSetA number of repetitions. Ex: 3 sets of 5 reps (3×5), means do 5 reps, rest, 5 reps, rest, 5 reps.
HSPUHandstand push-upSTOShoulder to Overhead
KBSKettlebell SwingSubbedSubstituted. Ex: regular push-ups in place of HSPU
KTEKnees to elbowsTabata8 intervals of 20 seconds all-out intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest
METCONMetabolic ConditioningTGUTurkish Getup
MUMuscle UpTTBToes to bar
OHSOverhead SquatWODWorkout of the day
PJPush Jerk  

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