For FNGs, the swirl of inside-baseball lingo and jargon used at your average F3 workout can be a bit confusing. Like, for instance, What’s an FNG and why do people keep calling me that? (FNG stands for Friendly New Guy, or something along those lines… )

The F3 Lexicon is intended to help in that regard, providing a scattershot listing of lingo, sayings, expressions, acronyms, etc., that may come in handy when reading a BackBlast (A writeup of what happened on a workout) or attempting to decipher an email from a QIC (The leader of a given workout).

We also have a similar glossary for Exercises called the Exicon.


The act of gathering in the parking lot of the AO post-COT rather than a commercial establishment, thereby commuting nowhere to enjoy fellowship with the PAX whilst enjoying coffee.

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This form is no longer active. We are reviewing all Lexicon and Exicon Submissions. We will turn it back on again sometime in the future. For now, continue using your favorite regional jargon in the gloom.