• AHAP: As heavy as possible
  • AFAP: As fast as possible
  • AMAP: As many as possible
  • AMRAP: As many rounds and/or reps as possible
  • ATG: Ass to grass
  • BBG: Barbell Gymnastics
  • BJ: Box Jump
  • BMU: Bar Muscle Up
  • BP: Bench Press
  • BS: Back Squat
  • BW: Body Weight
  • CL: Clean (as in full cleans-these always include a squat)
  • C&J: Clean & Jerk
  • CTB: Chest to Bar (pullup)
  • DL: Deadlift
  • DU: Double unders
  • EMOM: Every minute on the minute
  • FS: Front Squat
  • GHD: Glute-ham developer
  • Goat: A weakness, something you hate, suck at, or all of the above
  • GTO: Ground To Overhead. Move an object from the ground to lockout over your head, any way.
  • GPP: General Physical Preparedness
  • HS: Heavy Single
  • HSPU: Handstand Push Up
  • KB: Kettlebell
  • KBS: Kettlebell Swing
  • KTE: Knees to Elbows
  • Metcon: Metabolic conditioning workout
  • ME: Max Effort
  • MU: Muscle up
  • OHS: Overhead Squat
  • OTM: On the minute
  • PB: Personal Best
  • PC: Power Clean (The hips remain above 90 degrees)
  • PJ: Power Jerk
  • PS: Power Snatch (The hips remain above 90 degrees)
  • PR: Personal Record
  • PU: Could be pullups or pushups depending on context
  • RM: Rep max. Some common ones are: 3RM, 5RM, 10RM, etc
  • Rx: As Prescribed; as written; WOD completed without modification
  • SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull
  • Sub: to substitute a movement in place of another due to modification
  • TnG: Touch and go. No dropping, no resting on the floor
  • TGU: Turkish Get up
  • TM: Training Max (A sub-maximal weight used to take %s from during a program)
  • TTB: Toes to Bar
  • UB: Unbroken- complete the set without stopping. Synonymous with continuous
  • WOD: Workout of the Day


  • 3x5: 3 sets of 5 reps. The first number is always the sets and the second number is reps. Can also be read “3 by 5”
  1. Across: same weight for all sets
  2. Climbing: increase weight each set
  • 5-5-5-5-5. 5 Sets of 5 reps. Increasing in weight each time, as heavy as possible.
  • Heavy 3, Heavy 5, Heavy 5. A heavy anything is what it sounds like for a heavy 5, you would work up to a heavy set of 5 but not necessarily maximal.


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