We're back with another Workout Wednesday and today I'm decoding my workout abbreviations because I've been getting a lot of questions asking what they mean. In case you're new here, a little background: I post my workouts on snapchat (@yogaby_candace) or on instagram. The majority of my workouts are programed by my friend and trainer James. He is behind our Ask a Trainer series, and the one of the big factors in whipping me into shape for my book photoshoot. The workouts he programs are CrossFit style workouts, and so a lot of the abbreviations you see are typically what you'd see in a CrossFit or hiit workout. So here we go:
AMRAP: As Many Reps As Possible. For example, if you're doing a 10 min AMRAP of 50 double unders and 10 hollow rocks, you will do 50 and 10 on and on and on again for 10 minutes straight.
ATG: Ass to Grass. This generally refers to squatting. Basically you want to squat as deep as possible while maintaining your alignment through the low back.
BBJ: Burpee box jump - you'll do a burpee and then perform a box jump.
BJ: Box jump - you'll jump up onto the box jump.
BJO: Box jump overs - you'll jump up onto the box jump, and get down on the other side. Then you'll jump up from that side and get down on the side you started from.
BFB: Bar facing burpees - you'll stand behind your barbell and perform your burpees.
BP: Bench press.
BS: Back squat.
Dubs: Double Unders
HSPU: Hand stand push up
KB: Kettle bell
MU: Muscle up
OHS: Overhead squat
PR: Personal record
PU: Pull ups
TGU: Turkish Get up
TTB or T2B: Toes to bar
WOD: workout of the day
Thanks for the well wishes w the root canal I had this morning. Got in a little workout while I was still numb. Now a quick recovery bath w Epsom salt and some work - I'll be uploading exclusive content for the YBC Official App later today so be sure to download and subscribe! (Just search Yogabycandace - no spaces - in the App Store.) today's workout: 5 rounds - farmer's walk w 30lbs Dumbbells, 8 burpees, farmer's walk back to starting position, 5 snatches w 20lbs Dumbbells, 25 double unders, 8 ab wheels (these are awful and I should to do them more often, woof). Then, finished w 10 min sprints - 15 sec on, 45 rest. Wishing you a beautiful start to the day. 👊🏽 #ybcgym #workout #fitfam #yogabycandace
In other news, yesterday I gave an at-home workout an attempt because I'd had a root canal and knew I wouldn't be feeling up to going to the gym later on in the day. I got in a pretty good sweat, so I was happy. I rarely do dumbbell stuff, so it was nice to get out of my comfort zone and practice single snatches with the dumbbells and farmer's walks.
I got a new jumprope because I wasn't happy with my other one(s). This one is by Mil-Spec Ropes and it's the MS1 jumprope. I absolutely love it. So far, it's held up great. It's a wire rope, though, so if you get it, be prepared to have some whipping marks on your butt and backs of your legs if your double unders aren't up to par, haha. I mean, it'll make you learn quick! I'll keep using it and keep you guys updated on what I think - I've had it for about a week and I can't get enough of it!
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