What in the WOD?

What in the WODIn the Intentional Wellness eBook you may have come across some strange acronyms that you weren’t familiar with. You may have even wondered if this is some military jargon? The funny sounding acronyms, which are usually used to describe different workout schemes and patterns, are derived from the CrossFit world.

I designed the work out plan using my experience and knowledge as a CrossFit instructor, so a lot of the verbiage used comes from Greg Glassman’s CrossFit programming. I wanted to provide you with some of the common terms you will come across and provide a key so that we are all on the same sheet of music.

For starters, CrossFit is defined as constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity.

While this basic model was used for the Intentional Wellness eBook and other workouts which will be available soon, I’m aiming to throttle back on the traditional CrossFit approach so that everyone can incrementally and intentionally increase their individual fitness capacity without having to throw up after a workout in order to feel like you accomplished something.

As you scroll to find out what’s coming up next in your workout program, here is a key that you can reference of some commonly used terms.

Fitness Term Key

  • AMRAP: As Many Rounds (sometimes Reps) as Possible
  • BS: Back squat
  • BW (or BWT): Body weight
  • CFT: CrossFit Total – consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
  • CLN: Clean
  • C&J: Clean and jerk
  • C2: Concept II rowing machine
  • DL: Deadlift
  • FS: Front squat
  • HSPU: Hand stand push up. Kick up into a handstand (use wall for balance, if needed) bend arms until nose touches floor and push back up.
  • HSQ: Hang squat (clean or snatch). Start with bar “at the hang,” about knee height. Initiate pull. As the bar rises drop into a full squat and catch the bar in the racked position. From there, rise to a standing position
  • KB: Kettlebell
  • KTE: Knees to elbows.
  • ME: Maximum Effort
  • MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout
  • MU: Muscle ups. Hanging from rings you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright support.
  • OHS: Overhead squat. Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press position above (and usually behind) the head.
  • PC: Power clean
  • Pd: Pood, weight measure for kettlebells
  • PR: Personal record
  • PP: Push press
  • PSN: Power snatch
  • PU: Pull-ups, or possibly push ups depending on the context
  • Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
  • Round: A number of repetitions, e.g., 3 rounds of 10 reps, also known as a set.
  • Rx’d; as Rx’d: As prescribed; as written.
  • RM: Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
  • SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull
  • T2B: Toes to Bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.
  • TGU: Turkish get-up
  • WOD: Workout of the day
  • YBF: You’ll Be Fine (liberally applied in spray form)

Hopefully this quick reference will help you get started on your intentional wellness plan and beyond. If you haven’t already, download your free Wellness Plan by filling out the form below this article!