Fitness Abbreviations

Fitness Abbreviations
Written by Derek Howes
  • AS = Anabolic Steroids
  • (1)RM = One-rep max
  • 1,4 Andro = “Boldione”
  • 1AD = 1-Androstenediol
  • 1-Test = 1-Testosterone
  • 3Alpha = 3Alpha-Androstanediol–DHT precursor
  • 4-Diol = 4-Androstendiol
  • 5AA = 5Alpha-Androstanediol–DHT precursor
  • 5AR = 5-Alpha-Reductase–reduces Testosterone to DHT
  • 5-HT = Serotonin
  • Andro”= 4-Androstendione
  • AR = Androgen Receptor
  • BB = Body Builder or Body Building
  • BBB = Blood/Brain Barrier
  • Beta3 = A beta-adrenergic subtype, also a Syntrax product containing Octopamine/Norsynephrine.
  • BF = Bodyfat
  • BMI = Body Mass Index | See more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007196.htm
  • BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate
  • BP = Bench Press
  • Bromo = Bromocriptine
  • BW = Bodyweight
  • Cannon = Very large pin, 18 gauge perhaps, like those found on redi-ject Sustenon (Mexican version)
  • CB = CABLE
  • CLEN = Clenbuterol
  • CNS = Central Nervous System | See more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_nervous_system
  • CYP = Testosterone Cypionate
  • D = Dopamine (as in D2 receptor agonist)
  • DART = Syringe/Needle
  • DB = Dumbbell
  • DBOL = Dianabol (Methandrostenolone)
  • DECA = Nandrolone Decanoate
  • DHT = Dihydrotestosterone
  • DL = Deadlift
  • DMSO = Dimethyl Sulfoxide – Topical enhancer/Topical anodyne
  • DNP = Dinitrophenol
  • DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • ECA = Ephedrine/Caffeine/Aspirin
  • ED = Every Day
  • EFA = Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3 and 6 polyunsaturates)
  • ENTH = Testosterone Enanthate
  • EOD = Every other day
  • EQ = Equipoise (Boldenone Undecylenate)
  • FFA = Free Fatty Acids
  • FINA = Finaplix (Trenbolone Acetate)
  • FSH (Folicle Stimulating Hormone)
  • FSQ = Front Squat
  • GET= Gastric empyting time
  • GH = Growth Hormone
  • GHR = Glute Ham Raise
  • GI = Glycemic Index | See more here: http://www.glycemicindex.com/
  • GM = Good Mornings
  • GYNO = Gynecomastia (Bitch tits)
  • Halo = Halotestin
  • HGC = Human Chorionic Gonadatropin
  • HEMO = Hemogenin (Brazilian) aka Oxymetholone/Anadrol
  • HIT = High Intensity Training
  • HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training
  • HPTA = Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis
  • HST = Hypertrophy Specific Training, Bryan Haycock’s system
  • IBP = Incline Bench Press
  • IGF = Insulin Growth Factor
  • II = Insulin Index
  • INJ = Inject, Injection
  • IU= International Units
  • LBM = Lean Body Mass (Your bodyweight, minus all fat)
  • LH = Leutenizing Hormone
  • Lipo = Avant’s topical Yohimbine HCL solution, LipoDerm-Y
  • LSMPB = Later-stage Male Pattern Baldness
  • MCG = Micrograms
  • MG = Milligrams
  • ML = Milliliters
  • MM4 = Syntrax’s non-Ephedrine thermogenic (containing Forskolin, Gingerols/Shoagols, Bergenin, and Synephrine).
  • MPB = Male Pattern Baldness
  • NE (or NA) = Norepinephrine/Noradrenaline
  • NOLVA = Nolvaldex
  • Nor-Diol = 19Nor-Androstenediol
  • NYC = Norephedrine/Yohimbine hcl/Caffeine (Adipokinetix, etc.)
  • OHP = Overhead Press
  • OHSQ = Overhead Squat
  • ONE = Avant’s now discontinued 1-Test topical solution
  • ONE+ = Same as above, but with the addition of 4-Diol
  • OTC = Over the counter
  • PH’s = Pro-Hormones
  • PIN = Needle
  • PL = Power Lifting
  • PR = Personal Record
  • PRIMO = Primobolan, Primobolan Depot
  • PRO P= Testosterone Propionate
  • REP = Repetition
  • ROM = Range Of Motion
  • RDL = Romanian Deadlift
  • SDL/SLDL = Stiff-legged deadlift
  • SHBG = Steroid Hormone Binding Globulin
  • SLIN = Insulin
  • SM = Smith Machine
  • Spiro = Spironolactone = Anti-androgen used topically to prevent hair loss, also a diuretic.
  • SU = Sodium Usniate (salt-bound version of UA–Usnic Acid)
  • SUST = Sustanon
  • Synthroid = T4 Thyroid Hormone
  • T2 = Thyroid Hormone
  • T3 = Thyroid Hormone (also known as Cytomel, also sold as Liothyronine)
  • TDEE = Total Daily Energy Expediture
  • TEST = Testosterone
  • T/E ratio = Testosterone/Estrogen
  • THR = Target Heart Rate
  • TREN = Trenbolone
  • UA = Usnic Acid
  • WINNY = Winstrol-V (Stanozolol)
  • Y = Yohimbine
  • 17 AA = 17 Alpha Alkylated Steroid

I will do my best to keep this fitness abbreviations list updated. If you see anything I should have on here that’s not on here already, please do send me a message!

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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