Quite often we use terms in EDGE CAMP that may sound strange or that you are not familiar with.  Here is a list of a few of the frequent terms that you may see us use.

  • 30/30: Means 30 seconds of work, then 30 seconds of rest. The number may change, but numbers with a forward slash will be a timed work/rest format.
  • Accumulator: Start with one movement and add an extra movement each set!
  • AMRAP: As Many Reps As Possible. Performing as many reps as you can in a given time frame or until you can no longer do the exercise with proper form.
  • AMSAP: As Many Sets As Possible. Performing as many sets as you can in a given time frame. Rest whenever you want, keeping the clock running the whole time.
  • APRE: Autoregulatory Progressive Resistance Exercise – a method by which athletes increase strength by progressing at their own pace based on daily and weekly variations in performance, unlike traditional linear periodization (LP), where there is a set increase in intensity from week to week.
  • Balls To The Wall: To push to the limit, go all out, full speed.
  • BB: Barbell.
  • BSS: Bulgarian Split Squat.
  • BW: Bodyweight.
  • C2B: Chest to Bar – Touching chest to the bar while performing a strict pull-up.
  • CB: Clubbell.
  • CET: Corrective Exercise Training – an approach where an assessment is used to determine specific weaknesses and/or limitations of the athlete. This assessment drives the programming process, where a systematic and progressive approach is used to reduce the likelihood of injury and improve performance.
  • Circuit: Implies one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program. When one circuit is complete, one begins the first exercise again for the next circuit. Time or heart rate recovery used between exercises or circuits or no rest at all.
  • Cool Down: 3-5 mins until you feel you like you’ve reached ZONE 1.
  • DB: Dumbbell.
  • DE: Dynamic Effort – Typically taking 50-70% of 1RM for that exercise and moving through exercise with maximal speed with control! Usually 2-3 reps on 30sec – 90sec rest.
  • DL: Deadlift.
  • DOC: Deck Of Cards – Take a deck of cards and shuffle them well. Perform exercises based on each suit. The suit will determine the type of exercise while the value of the card will determine your reps. Numbered cards are as valued, face cards and aces are cardio exercise(s).
  • DST: Drills and Skills Training – Drills to gain new skills and maintain the skills you already have.
  • E60: Every 60 seconds – You do the prescribed exercise(s) in 60. If you do it in 40 seconds you have 20 seconds before you do it all over again. So, how fast you work determines how much rest you get! You can also do E90 = every 90 seconds or whatever time you decide.
  • For time: Do the prescribed training session as fast as you can while being timed. Minimal rest between exercises and circuits.
  • FS: Front Squat.
  • FUBAR: F*@ked Up Beyond All Reason/Recognition/Repair
  • GIT: Get It Done! Doing the prescribed workout without being timed. Usually used when doing an Olympic lift during a conditioning workout.
  • GS: Goblet Squat
  • H2H: Hand-to-Hand – Alternate the kettlebell from one hand to the other at the top of the swing.
  • HE: Heavy Effort – Typically working to a 5-6 rep max with 2mins – 3mins rest between sets.
  • HLR: Hanging Leg Raises
  • HC: Hang Clean
  • HTT: High Tension Technique – Aim to create as much tension as possible throughout your entire body when performing an exercise.
  • IET: Initial Entry Training – For newbies, basic linear step progressions to build strength on all RPT movements. Scaled MCT.
  • KB: Kettlebell.
  • JGX: Jungle Gym XT – Suspension trainer.
  • LM: Landmine
  • LPP: Long Push Press – aka thruster or squat and press.
  • MCT: MetCon (Metabolic Conditioning) Training. Aggressive, sweaty, and heart-pounding – the ideal crossroad of intensity (high), volume (challenging but reasonable), and technique (flawless…always).
  • ME: Max Effort –  Typically working to a 1-2 rep max with 3mins – 5mins rest between sets.
  • MHR: Maximal Heart Rate – The easiest and best known method to calculate your maximum heart rate (HRmax) is to use the formula
    • 220 – Age = HRmax
  • MMF: Momentary Muscular Fatigue/Failure, is demonstrated when an individual can no longer perform another rep with proper form (i.e. no bouncing, shortening pre-determined range of motion, etc. on a given exercise).
  • MOD: Module – An independent subset (mono-, bi-, tri-, quad-set, chipper, etc.) of MCT.
  • MP: Military Press – aka shoulder press with KB using one or two bells.
  • NARD: Not A Regen Day – If you missed a workout you make it up on a Regen day, instead of doing regen.
  • OH: Overhead
  • PP: Push Press.
  • RAMP: Range-of-motion, Activation, Movement Preparation/Prep. Most effective way to prepare your body for physical activity. It involves going through a series of dynamic movements that increase your core temperature, prepare your nervous system for activity, and activate key muscles that you’ll use in your training session. 
  • RB: Recovery Breathing – performed in between sets or rounds in stead of timed rest/recovery. EXAMPLE – Taking 8 deep and controlled belly breaths in and out of your nose, then starting the next exercise or round immediately.
  • Recovery: Soft tissue work to help you recover faster for your next training session. First passive recovery – foam roller or massage stick. Next active recovery – stretching.
  • Regen: Regeneration – low stress training, often 2 times a week, to help you recover from the rigors of your other training days.
  • Rounds: Doing the prescribed movement or movements for a predetermined time followed by a timed rest period.
  • RPE: Rate Perceived Exertion – Used to measure the intensity of your exercise. See chart.
  • RPT: Relative Power Training. Uses kettlebells and powerlifting exercises to build strength and power.
  • RS: Relative Strength. Based on a ratio of weight lifted to body weight. The maximum force exerted in relation to body weight or muscle size. For example, if two people lifted the same weight, the person who weighs less has greater relative strength.
  • SA: Single-arm
  • Set The Bar: A point of reference which will be compared against future performance. Your goal will be to raise the bar the next time!
  • Set: Refers to how many times you will repeat an exercise or circuit for the specified number of repetitions.
  • Shotgun Start: Is a format in which athletes start off simultaneously with different exercises for the TOD. Example: One athlete starts at thrusters, the second athlete starts at pull-ups, and a third might start with 400m run.
  • SL: Single-leg
  • SMMF: Single Movement Mind F*@k – I’ve borrowed this method from Gym Jones. It’s a really great for mental training. As you can guess this will mess with your mind. It involves only one movement (the single movement) using a high number of reps (the mind fuck), for example, 100 reps.
  • SPM: Strokes Per Minute – The number of strokes you take per minute. Also called stroke rate.
  • ST: Suspension Trainer – TRX or Jungle Gym XT (JGX).
  • SU: Step Ups.
  • Subbed or Sub: Substituted. The CORRECT use of “subbed,” as in “substituted,” is if you can’t do an exercise for lack of equipment, so you’ve “subbed” one exercise for another.
  • TF: Technical Failure occurs not when the athlete/client is no longer capable of doing the exercise but, when the athlete/client can no longer do the exercise with proper technique. In training beyond technical failure the stress shifts to tissues that were not, and probably should not, be the target of the exercise.
  • TOD: Training Of the Day – gaining the physical ability to perform and survive in life, and learning the many skills needed to avoid injury or death.
  • Walk In The Park: Something might seem easy or not difficult, but, looks can be deceiving. Used sarcastically in saying something will be and of course it won’t be!
  • Warm-up: prepares your body and reduce the risk of injury that may occur during a workout, see RAMP.

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