Abbreviations & Terminology

AT first glance the programme can look pretty confusing. Writing in shorthand can get pretty ridiculous when 6 letters can stand for 6 words, like SLSLDL – stiff leg, single leg, deadlift. You wouldn’t much idea what that meant unless someone had told you. This is a guide to all the abbreviations and acronyms, as well as a useful resource to understanding the formatting and flow of the daily programme

Don’t hesitate to email and ask a question if it’s not on the list, it simply may have been forgotten. If it’s not there, then we’ll add it  🙂

AMRAP
 As Many Reps/Rounds As Possible

Whether its Reps or Rounds will depend entirely on the workout. If your workout has hundreds of reps to complete in a limited time, you would count your total reps as your score. If the workout has an achievable number of reps, you will be aiming to achieve as many rounds as possible in the allocated time. 

BP
 Bench Press

bench

BS
Back Squat

Barbell_Squat

BW
 Body Weight

Indicating that a movement should be performed with no additional. BW can also be used as a benchmark for calculating load to lift. For example, 50% of BW, this would mean loading the bar or equipment with half of your body weight. It’s important to know your correct body weight each week so that numbers are calculated correctly.

C & J
Clean & Jerk

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When C & J is written, the default is full Clean and Split Jerk, unless otherwise stated.

DL
Deadlift

deadlift

DB BP
 Dumbbell Bench Press

Dumbbell_Bench_Press_F_WorkoutLabs

DB
 Dumbbell155_dumbbells

FS
Front SquatFront_Squat

HPC
Hang Power Clean

hpc

HS
Hand Stand

Handstand_Push-up1

HS
Hand Stand Push Up

Handstand_Push-up1

KB
Kettlebell

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K2E
Knees to Elbow

Hanging_Knee_Raises

Bent knee

Hanging_Leg_Raise1

Straight leg

OH
Overhead

Indicating that any weights/load (e.g. barbell, dumbbells, kettlebells) are to be held overhead with a straight arm position.

Standing_Overhead_Dumbbell_Press_F_WorkoutLabs

PC
Power Clean

hpcNote, movement starts from the floor position.

PJ
Push Jerk

Standing_Overhead_Dumbbell_Press_F_WorkoutLabs

Note sequence of movement is, Dip, Press, re dip, stand.

PP
Push Press

Standing_Overhead_Dumbbell_Press_F_WorkoutLabs

Note sequence of movement is, Dip and Press

PU
Pull Up

Pullups

Note, legs should be straight throughout this movement.

REPS
Repetitions

The number of times you should perform the exercise as instructed.

RM
Repetition Max

This is the maximum repetition you can perform for a given exercise. For example, 1RM is your 1 repetition maximum, this would be the maximum amount you can lift once. Used to determine training weights and important to keep a log of to track your progress.

RX
As Prescribed

Sometimes a workout will be labeled as RX, meaning the standard noted is the workout written as it should be performed, with no scaling or modifications.

TABATA
8 Rounds of 20sec work 10 sec rest

T2B
Toes to Bar

Hanging_Leg_Raise1Note, the movement would be complete once the toes have been raised up to touch the bar you are hanging from.

16kg/24kg
Female weight / Male weight

The female and male prescribed weights for a given exercise.

3x5
3 Sets of 5 Reps

The order in which the numbers should be read is SETS then REPS. This means perform 3 Sets of 5 Reps, 3 lots of 5.

↑
Increase weight

This indicates you should increase the weight each time you successfully complete a full set.

→
Maintain weight

This indicates you should maintain the same weight for every set.

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