CrossFit Terminology

Basic CrossFit Terms

  • AMRAP: As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible – typically in a specified timeframe
  • As Rx’d: As Prescribed – the suggested parameters for a given exercise/workout (weight for example)
  • PR: Personal Record
  • Rep: A repetition or one instance of a given exercise
  • Set: A group of repetitions
  • WOD: 1. Workout of the Day. 2. Could also be used as a verb. To perform the Workout of the Day.

Intermediate CrossFit Terms

  • Air Squat: (see video)
  • Active Shoulders
  • Box: A CrossFit gym
  • Box Jump: An exercise where you jump onto and down from an elevated platform (see video)
  • BP: Bench Press (see video)
  • BS: Back Squat (see video)
  • Burpee: (see video)
  • BW: Body weight
  • CFT: CrossFit Total – The combined weight of your max squat, press, and deadlift
  • Chipper: A workout with many reps and many movements (you chip away at it)
  • C&J: Clean and Jerk (see video)
  • CLN: Clean (see video) – Additional versions include Hang Clean, Power Clean, and Squat Clean
  • CU: Chin Up – Bar is held with palms facing you (supinated grip)
  • C2:Concept II rowing machine
  • CTB or C2B: Chest to Bar (as in pull ups)
  • DB: Dumbbell
  • DL: Dead lift (see video)
  • DOMS:Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • DU’s: Double Unders – two turns of the jump rope per jump (see video)
  • EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute
  • FS: Front Squat (see video)
  • GHD: Glute-Hamstring Developer (see video)
  • GHR: Glute-Hamstring Raise
  • Good Mornings: (see video)
  • GTO: Ground to Overhead
  • Hollow Rocks: (see video)
  • HSPU – Hand Stand Push-Up (see video)
  • KB: Kettle Bell
  • K2E: Knees to Elbows (similar to T2B)
  • Kipping: (see video)
  • MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning
  • MOBWOD:Mobility and stretching work
  • MP: Military Press
  • MU: Muscle Up – A combination of a pull-up and a ring dip (see video)
  • OH: Overhead
  • OHS: Overhead squat (see video)
  • Pistols: (see video)
  • PJ: Push Jerk
  • PP: Push Press
  • PU: Pull Up or Push Up
  • Renegade Rows: (see video)
  • Rhabdo: Rhabdomyolysis – A dangerous condition where muscle fibers breakdown at a high rate.
  • RM: Repetition maximum – the most you can lift for a given number of repetitions
  • ROM: Range of Motion
  • SDHP: Sumo Dead lift High Pull (see video)
  • SJ: Split Jerk
  • SN: Snatch (see video) – Additional versions include Hang Snatch, Power Snatch, and Squat Snatch
  • SP: Shoulder Press
  • SQ: Squat
  • Stabilize the midline: Controlling the muscles around the spine to make it stable and strong during an exercise
  • Tabata: A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. Commonly last for 4 minutes.
  • TGU: Turkish Get Ups (see video)
  • Thrusters: (see video)
  • TnG: Touch and Go – No pausing between reps
  • T2B: Toes to Bar (see video)
  • Unbroken: Unbroken (perform all in a row or start over at the beginning)
  • Wall Balls: (see video)

Advanced CrossFit Terms

Fran, Cindy, Murph: or any of the other named workouts. Click here for a Full list.

 

This list is a work in progress so if you think we left anything off please feel free to include it in the comments.