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Often Used Acronyms
« on: October 28, 2011, 12:51:06 PM »
On request from Stevie Leifheit, here's a basic synopsis of acronyms that are often used in the General Fitness boards.

1RM=One Rep Max, the maximum amount that can be lifted for one repetition.  This may also show up as "5RM" which is where a certain amount can be lifted for only 5 repetition. 

SS=Starting Strength.  A strength training program and a book of the same name, created by Mark Rippetoe of Witchita Falls Athletic Club.

SL5x5=StrongLifts 5x5.  A similar program to Starting Strength by Medhi from StrongLifts.com.  The main difference is the use of the Pendlay Row instead of the Power Clean.

TM=Texas Method. Another Rippetoe strength training program focused towards Intermediate level lifters.

WS4SB=Westside for Skinny Bastards, a strength training program from Joe Defranco that uses conjugate programming geared more towards athletes than powerlifters.

DE=Dynamic Effort.  Lifting a light weight with the focus on speed.

ME=Maximal Effort.  Lifting as much as possible.

HIIT=High Intensity Interval Training.  Generally used for circuit training that focuses on short intervals of intense activity with timed rest periods between intervals.

LSD=Long Slow Distance.  Think "jogging."

WOD=Workout of the Day.  Crossfit-styled programming where a specific workout is specified from day to day.

GHR=Glute Ham Raise

OAC=One Armed Chin-up.

OHPU or OAPU=One handed/armed push-up.

DL=Deadlift

OHPress=Over head press (strict, without bouncing.)

C&J=Clean and Jerk, an Olympic lift.

C&P=Clean and Press

CGBP=Close Grip Bench Press a standard bench press performed with a very narrow grip.

HSPU - Handstand Pushup (full range of motion, usually on paralettes, parallel bars, or rings.

HePU - Headstand Pushup (not full range of motion HSPU, until your head touches the ground)

ROM - range of motion, the distance you move a weight during an exercise.

GTG - Grease the Groove, the process of using sub-maximal sets often at scattered times throughout the day.

I may have missed some (or quite a few.)  Feel free to add to this list, and I'll move them into this primary post.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2012, 10:42:30 AM by Joe Brock »
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Re: Often Used Acronyms
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 04:49:21 PM »
Awesome Sticky! I had a heck of a time figuring out a lot of these on my own.
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Re: Often Used Acronyms
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 05:23:09 PM »
HSPU - Handstand Pushup (full range of motion, usually on paralettes, parallel bars, or rings.

HePU - Headstand Pushup (not full range of motion HSPU, until your head touches the ground)

ROM - range of motion, the distance you move a weight during an exercise.

Great topic, I know I had alot of trouble figuring these out.

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Re: Often Used Acronyms
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 06:13:18 PM »
GREAT JOB, JOE!



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Re: Often Used Acronyms
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 06:19:23 PM »
Added those to the first post.  Thanks Scott. :)
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Re: Often Used Acronyms
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 06:17:37 AM »
So that's what those words mean! :o And to think that I was going to uncover a gov. conspiracy :P Thanks.
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Re: Often Used Acronyms
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 02:54:19 AM »
very helpful!

also DOMS- delayed onset muscle soreness