KEY TERMS 2018-03-14T18:08:20+00:00




= 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.