‘ = Feet or Minutes.
“ = Inches or Seconds.
% = The percentage of your best time or weight for the prescribed distance/time/exercise. If you do not have a time/distance/weight for what is prescribed refer to Rate of Perceived Exertion. For instance 80% is around a RPE of 8/10.
5×5 = 5 sets of 5 repetitions.
95-135lb = The suggested load range for the movement, 95-135 pounds.
(A1) = The programming cycle and week. “A” denotes the Cycle. “1” refers to the week of that cycle. A1 indicates it is the first week of A Cycle.
AKB Swing = American Kettlebell Swing. Overhead.
AMRAP = As Many Rounds As Possible.
BB = Barbell
Bkstr = Backstroke in swimming.
BPM = Beats per minute. Either refers to your heart rate or cadence for running. Often measured by how many times you pull on 1 side each minute with a metronome.
BRICK = Training prescribed with 2 sports back to back. Used for multi-sport athletes.
C2 = Concept 2 Rowing Machine.
C2B Pull-Ups = Chest to Bar Pull Ups. The Chest touches the bar at the top of each repetition.
Cadence = Turnover Rate.
D = Descend.
DB = Dumbbell.
Erg = Refers to either the Concept 2 Rowing machine or the Concept 2 Ski Erg machine.
EMOM = Every Minute on the Minute.
Freestyle = do whatever you feel like.
FTP = Functional Threshold Power – a test that allows you to understand personal % for your future training.
K2E = Knees to Elbows.
KB = Kettlebell.
LCM = Long Course Meters is a 50-meter long pool, as opposed to SCY (short course yards, or a 25y pool).
LI = Long Interval.
m = Meter.
M = Miles.
ME = Maximum Effort.
NFT = Not For Time. Don’t race the clock. Perform the work at your own pace or continuously for the prescribed time.
On :45 = You have 45 seconds to perform the work. The remainder is rest time. You start each effort on the :45 interval. If it takes you longer than :45 to complete the work, terminate the session. You’re done.
On the Minute = You have 1:00 to complete the work. The remainder is rest time. You start each effort at the 1:00 mark. If it takes you longer than 1:00 to complete the work, terminate the session. You’re done.
RFT = Rounds for Time. Complete the work given as fast as possible (w/ good form of course!).
RKB Swing = Russian Kettlebell Swing. Eye height.
RM = Repetition Maximum.
RNFT = Rounds Not For Time. At your own pace. Don’t race the clock.
RPE = Rate of Perceived Exertion. 1 = Very Easy. 10 = Very Hard.
RPM = Revolutions per Minute. This is the Cadence for Cyclists.
Ruck = Depending on context, this refers either to a Rucksack/Backpack or the act of Rucking; walking while wearing a loaded rucksack.
SB = Sandbag
SC = Stroke Count.
SCY = Short Course Yards is a 25y pool as opposed to LCM= Long Course Meters in a 50m pool
SI = Short Intervals.
S/M = Strokes per minute. Typically referred to as SR in rowing.
Smash – a soft tissue treatment using tools such as balls, kettlebells, barbells or foam rollers to make positive changes to tissues.
SR = Stroke Rate when swimming or rowing.
T2B = Toes to Bar.
Tabata = 8 rounds of 20 seconds on 10 seconds rest, maximal effort.
Tempo = Reduced but consistent pace for time or distance. 100% is all out effort, 90% is a 10% pulled back effort. Range is generally between 85% to 95%.
TGU = Turkish Get Up
TS1 = Test Set #1.
TT = Time Trial. A measurement of maximum work capacity/power output over a set amount of time or distance. The time trial is often called the race of truth. It is done alone and should be re-tested under similar conditions and the same distance/time.
UB = Unbroken repetitions
UYFA = Until your form falls apart. Practice in feeling and only reinforcing good repetitions.
Vert Kick = Vertical Kick drill in the water.
y = Yards.