The following terminology and rep-scheme information is useful to understand what you need to do in your WODs: –

50-40-30-20-10  –  This is five rounds, where the first round contains 50 reps, the 2nd round contains 40, and so on dropping down to the last round containing 10 reps.  If there are multiple exercises you should complete each of the exercises per the reps in that round, before dropping down to the next next rep round and repeating each of the exercises per the reps in that next round, and so on
21-15-9  –  This is three rounds, where the first round is 21 reps, the second round is 15 reps, followed by the third round with 9 reps.  If there are multiple exercises you should complete each of the exercises per the reps in that round, before dropping down to the next next rep round and repeating each of the exercises per the reps in that next round, and so on

1-to-10  –  These  are  rounds where the first round contains 1 rep, the second round has 2 reps, and so on stepping up to the last round containing 10 reps.  If there are multiple exercises you should complete each of the exercises per the reps in that round, before dropping down to the next next rep round and repeating each of the exercises per the reps in that next round, and so on.  This can also be done as a descending rep-scheme, e.g. 10-to-1

1RM  –  Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep

AHAP or For Reps  –  AHAP  = As Hard As Possible.  This is when you attempt to complete as many reps as possible until failure to continue without a time limit

AMRAP or For Rounds – AMRAP = As Many Rounds As Possible.  Attempt to complete as many full rounds of exercises as possible until failure to continue within the given time limit and record score

ATG  –  Ass To Grass

BP  –  Bench Press

Box  –  Another name for a gym
BS  –  Back squat
BW  –  Body weight
CFT  –  Cross Training Tool – consisting of max squat, press and deadlift
CFWU  –  Cross Training Warm Up
Chipper  –  A WOD containing many different exercises and reps
CLN  –  Clean
C&J  –  Clean & Jerk

C2  –  Concept II rowing maching

Death By  –   This is when you attempt to complete as many reps as possible until failure to continue without a time limit.  Same as AHAP or For Reps

DL  –  Deadlift

DOMS  –  Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

DU  –  Double Unders

EMOTM  –  Every Minute On The Minute

For Time  –  Timed workout, perform as quickly as possible and record score

FS  –  Front Squat

GHD  –  Glute Ham Developer.  Posterior chain exercise, similar to back extension.  Also a proper device that allows for the proper performance of a Glute Ham Raise

GHD Situp  –  Situp performed on the GHD bench

GTG  –  Grease The Groove.  A protocol of doing many sub-maximal sets of an exercise throughout the day

Gymnastics  –  A workout which challenges your gymnastics ability, agility, coordination, balance and flexibility to help you develop well rounded and graceful martial movement

H2H  –  Hand To Hand.  Refers to Jeff Martone’s kettlebell “juggling” techniques

HSPU  –  Hand Stand Push Up

HSQ  –  Hang Squat (clean or snatch).  This is when the barbell starts at just below the knee height with active hamstrings.  Initiate pull.  As the bar rises drop into a full squat and catch the var in the racked position.  From there, rise to a standing position

IF  –  Intermittent Fasting

Long  –  Low intensity workout usually over 45 minutes

LSDT  –  Long Slow Distance Training

KB  –  Kettle Bell

KBS  –  Kettle Bell Swing

KTE –  Knees To Elbows

Martial  –  A workout which challenges and develops your martial skill and movement to help develop you as a better martial artist

MetCon  –  Metabolic Conditioning.  A workout which challenges and develops your cardiovascular systems for short bursts of energy for fast rapid movements, to develop endurance for work over a prolonged period of time

Moderate  –  Moderate intensity workout approximately 30 minutes

MP  –  Military Press

MU  –  Muscle Ups

OH  –  Over Head

OHS  –  Over Head Squat

PB  –  Personal Best

PC  –  Power Clean

Pd  –  Pood, a weight measure for a kettle bell

PR  –  Personal Record

PP  –  Push Press

PSN  –  Power Snatch

PU  –  Pull Ups or Push Ups depending on the context of the WOD

Rep  –  Repetition, i.e. one performance of an exercise

ROM  –  Range of Movement

Rx’d  –  As prescribed, without any adjustments to WOD

SDHP  –  Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Set  –  A number of repetitions in a collective unit is known as a set, e.g. 3 sets of 12 reps, means you do 12 repetitions of an exercise, rest, then repeat the process two more times to complete three sets

Short  –  High-to-moderate intensity workout approximately 15 minutes

SPP  –  Specific Physical Preparedness, aka skill training

Sprint  –  High intensity workout usually less than 10 minutes

SN  –  Snatch

SQ  –  Squat

SS  –  Starting Strength

Strength  –  Strength development and conditioning.  A workout which challenges and develops your muscular strength and endurance using weight-bearing movements, to develop speed and power

Subbed  –  Substituted

T2B  –  Toes To Bar

Tabata  –  Interval training comprised of 20 seconds intense exercise, 10 seconds rest, repeated for 8 rounds

TGU  –  Turkish Get Up

The Girls  –  A series of benchmark workouts named after girls

Hero  –  Brutal benchmark workouts in honour of famous athletes

TnG  –  Touch and Go.  No pausing between reps

WO  –  Workout

WOD  –  Work Out of the Day

YBF  –  You’ll Be Fine