Workout Jargon

There are a TON of acronyms out there. I am going to try to use as few as possible, but there are a few that I think you ought to know while navigating this part of the site. If you want to know more, simply google them:

  • Rx = prescription (the amount of sets/reps assigned to a workout). Typically men and women do not use the same Rx weight. My workouts will be Rx'd with the weight I normally use. I am 5'8" and 190 lbs for reference. 
  • Rxx = Overdose (prescribed amount scaled up to be harder)
  • Scaled = refers to adjusting the Rx amount (sets or reps, typically not both) in order to match ones skill level, age range or weight class. 
  • RPE = Rate of Perceived Excretion (refers to how hard something should be)
  • EMOM = Every Minute On the Minute (each set starts at the top of every minute and you have that minute to complete the set and rest before the next minute starts)
  • AMRAP = As Many Rounds As Possible
  • WOD = Workout of the Day
  • 1RM = 1 Rep Max (refers to the most weight you can do for 1 rep)
  • PR = Personal Record
  • Set(s) = refers to the amount of rounds a workout is performed 
  • Rep(s) = refers to the number of times each lift/exercise is done within each set
  • Bench = flat bench press with a barbell
  • Press = standing military or front shoulder press
  • For time = done as quickly as possible
  • KB = Kettlebell 
  • DL = Deadlift 
  • HSPUs = Hand Stand Push Ups
  • TGUs = Turkish Get Ups
  • DUs = Double Unders
  • Rows = bent over barbell back rows
  • PUs = Pull up (palms facing away - strict)
  • Box Jumps = refers to jumping from the ground onto any elevate surface
  • RDLs = Romanian Deadlifts
  • Tabata = a lift/exercise or series of the two that are done with 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for a total of 4 minutes