The Most Common Fitness Exercises and Acronyms

When you first start training, the lingo is a bit tricky to grasp. It def takes some time. Here’s some help.

AHAP: As Heavy As Possible

AMRAP: As Many Rounds (orReps) as Possible

BS: Back squat

BW: Body weight

C&J: Clean and jerk

C2: Concept II rowing machine

C2B: Chest-to-bar

DL: Deadlift

DNF: Did Not Finish

EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute

FS: Front squat

Globo Gym: the common term to refer to what a big-box or corporate gym is | I.e. 24 Hour

Fitness, Fitness WorldYMCA, LA Fitness, Gold’s Gym

GHD: Glute-ham developer. A device that allows for posterior chain exercise, such as a hip extension, sit-up or a back-exten­sion.

GPP: Generaphysical preparedness. Also known as “fitness”

HC: Hang Clean

HSPU: Handstand pushup

KB: Kettlebell

KTE: Knees-to-elbows

ME: Max Effort | All out until you can’t perform another rep.

MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout

MU: Muscle-ups

OHS: Overhead squat

PC: Powerclean

PR: Personalrecord

pp: Push press

PJ: Push Jerk


PU: Pull-ups

Rep: Repetition

Rx’d | as Rx: As prescribed; as written

RM: Repetition maximumYour 1RM is your max lift for one rep

10RM: The most you can lift 10 times. (Commonly found in WOD’as 1RM/3RM/5RM etc.)

SC: Squat Clean

SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Set: number of repetitions. For example: 3×10,would be 3 sets of 10 reps each with rest between

SPP: Specific physical preparedness, aka skill training.

SN: Snatch

SQ: Squat

Subbed: Substituted something

T2B: Toes-to-bar

TGU: Turkish get-up

UB: Un-broken/without stopping

WOD: Workout of the day

#: Symbol for Pounds

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