Have you ever walked into a gym and felt like everybody was talking a different language?

WOD? PR? What are they talking about ?

Let’s be clear: working out is hard and if you don’t know what your coach is talking about: your experience will be way worst!

In this article, you’ll learn about all the unique terms that people throw around as if they’ve been part of a standard dictionary.

We’ve put together a list of the most commonly used fitness slang & acronyms. At the end of this article, you’ll be able to choose your favorite WOD between an AMRAP & EMOM WO. Maybe add some MU, KTB or even STRICT PU: your choice!

Let’s go!

WOD:

Workout of the day.

AMRAP:

Stands for As Many Rounds (or Reps) as Possible. It means that you need to try to complete your workout as many times as possible in the time you’re given.

(Example: 20 min WOD. Do as many 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 squats reps as possible)

EMOM:

Every Minute on the Minute. This is a workout where you do a specific exercise every time a new minute starts.

(Example: 20 min WOD. Every minute, during these 20 min, you have to complete 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 squats. If you finish after 50sec : you then have 10sec to rest before starting a new round)

FOR TIME:

You complete an amount of work, no matter how long it takes (may be subject to a certain time cap). The difference between AMRAP is that you’re working for a certain amount of reps, then you are done (with maybe an extreme soreness!).

(Example: 10 min WOD to do 50 pull ups, 100 push ups, 150 squats.)

LADDER:

A workout where you increase reps of each exercise by one for each round.

(Example: do 1 pull ups, 1 push ups, 1 squats then add +1 reps to each movement every round.)

COUPLET:

2 exercises that complement each other. Combined they made a WOD.

CHIPPER:

Series of movements completed in a sequence.
(Example: 10 push ups, 10 air squats, 10 situps, 10 muscleups.)

REP:

Stands for Repetition.

ATG:

“Ass To Ground”: is a full-depth squat.

HSPU:

Stands for Handstand Push-up.

KTE:

Knees to Elbows.

MU:

Stands for Muscle ups.

OHS:

Stands for Overhead Squat.

PR:

Personal Record.

PP:

Push Press.

PJ:

Push Jerk.

PSN :

Power Snatch.

TTB:

Toes to bar.

RM:

Repetition maximum. Your 1RM or one rep max is your maximum lift for one rep.

KB:

KB stands for Kettlebell

DB:

Dumbbell (your best friend!)

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