“EMOM” stands for Every Minute On the Minute, which is when you begin a specified number of repetitions of some movements or exercises at the start of one minute and then rest for whatever time you have left until the top of the next minute.
“EMOM 12 min” means: every minute on the minute for 12 minutes, do the specified exercises. E2MOM means every 2 minutes (you may also see this written as EOMOM, every other minute on the minute)
EMOM workouts are usually short, 10-20 minutes long (can be shorter or longer), and should be designed—by type of movement/exercise and number of repetitions—to allow for some rest before the top of the next minute. These built-in work and rest periods make EMOM a form of interval training. They can be great for practicing pacing and working on conditioning, but are also a good format for strength training, to force minimal rest between attempts of a lift.
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