Some have said that all the abbreviations here are like Egyptian hieroglyphics… so here is a partial breakdown.
BBG – Barbell Gymnastics. This is mostly the Oly lifts… the snatch and clean&jerk. I like this term because of the extreme technique needed to perform these movements efficiently. I believe them to be the best ways of developing athleticism, which is one reason we do them every WOD.
EMOM – every minute on the minute. This is a time recommendation to ensure intensity and rest is managed. There are variations like E30S (every 30 sec), E2MOM, etc.
Rx’d – “prescribed”. this says that you did the WOD at the prescribed weight with no scaling of movements.
UB – unbroken, meaning the piece is done without rest, stopping, or much less even breathing… just kidding… kinda.
ME – maximum effort… if you don’t question if you might be dying, you’re doing it wrong..
T&G – touch & go. Reps should be continuos… bar in control on the descent, without dumping the bar.
C2B – chest to bar pullup. Bar MUST touch somewhere below the collarbone.
T2B – toes to bar… literally. Not knees to armpit, “almost”. or “get close. Toes. To. Bar. BTW, toes to rings DOES NOT COUNT!
AHAP – as heavy as possible… bone-crushing, soul-destroying, apocalyptic heavy.
1RM – 1 rep max… this could be any number variation.
DUer – double under… rope passes under your feet twice every jump. Seriously, if you don’t have your DUer yet, practice every day. 3 or 4 to 1 singles isn’t even close to the same .
KBS – kettlebell swing. I know the Russians invented the KB, and they only swing it to eye level, but CF-style is overhead. Overdo your ROM (range of motion).
HBBS – high bar back squat, as opposed to low-bar usually used by powerlifters. If you don’t know the difference, punch yourself in the face… or just Google it.
BW – body weight… and no, girls, it doesn’t mean the weight you “want to weigh”
HSPU – handstand pushup… FULL ROM.
RFT – rounds for time
MUp – muscleup… on rings unless “bar” is specified.
TGU – Turkish get up… usually, but no always, with a KB.
I’m sure there are others….