StrongFirst Forum Acronyms (Abbreviations)

Discussion in 'News, How-To's, and FAQ's' started by Steve Freides, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    Common acronyms and abbreviations used here on the forum. My thanks to @Tarzan, @John Grahill, @MikeMoran, @Matt, @Abdul Rasheed, @Kettlebelephant, @Mark Limbaga, and @Henningb for their additions.

    Items in italics are books or DVDs.

    1RM1 Rep Max
    A+AAlactic + Aerobic
    ATGPosterior (A$&) To Ground (usually squat)
    BPBench Press
    BWBody Weight (usually a lift that can also be done weighted)
    C&JClean and Jerk
    C&PClean and Press
    DDouble (usually Kettlebells, e.g. DCL is Double Clean)
    ETKEnter The Kettlebell
    FMSFunctional Movement Screen
    FS or FSQFront Squat
    GSGirevoy Sport (competitive kettlebell lifting)
    GTGGrease the Groove
    HSHard Style
    HSPUHand Stand Pushup
    KBMKettlebell Muscle
    LCCJLong Cycle Clean & Jerk
    LCLLoaded Clean
    LSDLong Slow Distance
    MKBMMore Kettlebell Muscle
    MPMilitary Press
    MAFMaximum Aerobic Function (Maffetone-recommended (180-age) Heart Rate
    NWNaked Warrior
    OSOriginal Strength
    OAPOne-Arm Pushup
    OAOLPOne-Arm, One-Leg Pushup
    PHAPeripheral Heart Action (training method)
    PMProgram Minimum from ETK
    PPPush Press
    PRPersonal Record
    PTP or PTTPPower To The People!
    RISRelax Into Stretch
    ROPRite of Passage from ETK
    ROTKReturn of the Kettlebell
    SJSuper Joints
    S&SKettlebell Simple & Sinister
    SW/1HSW/2HSWSwing/1-Hand Swing/2-Hand Swing
    TGU or GUTurkish Getup
    WTHWhat The Heck
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
  2. vegpedlr

    vegpedlr More than 500 posts

    MAF does not stand for Maffetone, even though that is how people often use it. It stands for Maximum Aerobic Function. Phil Maffetone makes that clear in every book of his I've read and interview I've listened to. Other coaches define and use the term slightly differently.
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  3. Stuart Elliott

    Stuart Elliott More than 500 posts

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  4. Ryan T

    Ryan T More than 500 posts

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  5. Bauer

    Bauer More than 500 posts

    BB - Barbell
    GSQ - Goblet Squat

    Max HR and HR max: Maximum Heart Rate
    (As far as I've noticed some also use it as the upper limit for training - for example as the upper limit of MAF. So I am not sure about the common definition in this forum)

    ROM - Range of Motion
    PT - Physical Therapist
    (keep in mind that there is a large international audience)
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  6. jca17

    jca17 More than 300 posts

    To add to the confusion with "pt" : it that it has multiple meanings just in the realm of health and fitness. It means physical therapist (which is the way I normally use it) but it also meaning "physical training" (military use, and in Commonwealth countries according to internet), and "personal trainer".
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2018
  7. matteo

    matteo Double-Digit Post Count

    EMOM: Each Minute On Minute
  8. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    Just finishing a very busy few weeks here, will try to update this list soon although it may be until next week until I get to it.

    Thanks for your input, everyone - it's appreciated.


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