Acronym for “as many reps/rounds as possible,” which is usually combined with a certain amount of time to create killer workouts.
Not only do AMRAP workouts force you to concentrate your effort throughout the entire workout (thanks to rep/round goals), but they’re more palatable mentally — I think! — because you know the pain will only last so long (thanks to the time limit).
This workout format has come in handy during pregnancy, in particular, because it allows me to work out out with a group but go at my own pace. So whether you’re going it alone or gathering a crew, simply apply the same principle and know that everyone will get a solid sweat session regardless of current level of fitness and/or expertise!