–     AMRAP: As Many Rounds (or Reps) as Possible

–     BS: Back Squat

–     BW or BWT: Body Weight

–     CFT: CrossFit Total (1RM of Bench Press, Deadlift, Backsquat)

–     CF: CrossFit

–     CFHQ: CrossFit Headquarters

–     CFWU: CrossFit Warm-up

–     CGBP: Close grip bench press

–     Chipper: 4 or more movements in a work out

–     CLN: Clean

–     C&J: Clean and jerk

–     C2: Concept II Rowing Machine

–     Couplet: two movements

–     DL: Deadlift

–     DNF: Did Not Finish

–     ERG: usually referring to the rowing machine or ski machine

–     EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute

–     FS: Front Squat

–     GHD: Glute Ham Developer

–     GPP: General Physical Preparedness (fitness)

–     Gymnastics: movements that involve body weight

–     HC: Hang Clean

–     HPC: Hang Power Clean

–     HS: Hang Snatch

–     HPS: Hang Power Snatch

–     HSPU: Hand Stand Push-Up

–     HSC: Hang Squat Clean

–     KB: Kettlebell

–     KTE: Knees to Elbows. (Scale for Toes to Bar)

–     MetCon: The Metabolic Conditioning of the WOD that combines strength movements and skill movements for time.

–     MU: Muscle-Ups

–     Monostructural: Cyclical activity with locomotion, otherwise things known traditionally as “cardio”

–     OHS: Overhead Squat

–     PC: Power Clean

–     Pd: Pood, Russian unit of measurement; roughly 36lbs. Often described with kettlebells.

–     PR: Personal Record

–     PP: Push Press

–     PJ: Push Jerk

–     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 or scaling.

–     RM: Repetition Maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times. (Commonly found in WOD’s as 1RM/3RM/5RM etc.)

–     SC: Squat Clean

–     SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull

–     Single Modality: one movement

–     SLDL: Single Leg Deadlift

–     Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.

–     SN: Snatch

–     SQ: Squat

–     Task Priority: Workout format where task is set, score is time i.e. 21, 15, 9  rounds for time

–     TGU: Turkish Get-Up

–     Time Priority: Workout format where time is set, score is work i.e. AMRAP

–     TTB: Toes to Bar

–     Triplett: three movements

–     Weightlifting: you plus any external load

–     WOD: Workout of the Day. This most well-known acronym in CrossFit, which is typically divided into three segments: a strength building activity (i.e. deadlifts), a skill building activity (i.e. jumping rope) and a MetCon i.e. combining strength and skill activities for time.

–     lb or # : Symbol for Lbs. or Pounds

–     ” : Symbol for Inches

–     The “Girls”: A series of benchmark workouts created by CFHQ that are universally known among the CF community.

–     The “Heroes”:  A Hero workout is a tribute workout in honor of a fallen CrossFitter (either Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Firefighter, Police officer) that died in the line of duty. They are tough and among the most difficult of WOD’s.

–     Tabata Interval: A workout of 8 intervals alternating 20 seconds of max rep work with 10 seconds of rest. Total is 4 minutes per exercise. Score the lowest interval rep count.

–     Paleo: A type of diet; Plants and animals, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch no sugar.

–     Zone: A basic unit of nutrient measurement into a block (1 block= 9g. carbs, 7g. protein, 3 g. fat)