TERMINOLOGY

We use a lot of CrossFit-specific jargon and terminology. Don’t worry. Here’s your cheat sheet:

Basic CrossFit Terms:

  • AMRAP:  As Many Repetitions As Possible
  • As Rx’d:  As Prescribed – the suggested parameters for a given exercise
  • PB:  Personal Best
  • PR:  Personal Record
  • Rep:  A repetition or one instance of a given exercise
  • Set:  A group of repetitions
  • WOD:  Workout of the Day

Intermediate CrossFit Terms:

  • Box:  A CrossFit gym
  • Box Jump:  An exercise where you jump onto and down from an elevated platform
  • BP:  Bench Press
  • BS:  Back Squat
  • 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
  • CLN:  Clean
  • CU:  Chin Up
  • C2:  Concept II rowing machine
  • CTB or C2B:  Chest to Bar (as in pull ups)
  • DB:  Dumbbell
  • DL:  Dead lift
  • DOMS:  Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • DU’s:  Double Unders – two turns of the jump rope per jump
  • EMOM:  Every Minute on the Minute
  • FS:  Front Squat
  • GHD:  Glute-Hamstring Developer
  • GHR:  Glute-Hamstring Raise
  • HSPU – Hand Stand Push-Up
  • KB:  Kettle Bell
  • K2E:  Knees to Elbows
  • MetCon:  Metabolic Conditioning
  • MOBWOD: Mobility and stretching work
  • MP:  Military Press
  • MU: Muscle Up – A combination of a pull-up and a ring dip
  • OH:  Overhead
  • OHS:  Overhead squat
  • PJ:  Push Jerk
  • PP:  Push Press
  • PU:  Pull Up or Push Up
  • 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
  • SJ:  Split Jerk
  • SN:  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
  • TGU:  Turkish Get Ups
  • TnG:  Touch and Go – No pausing between reps
  • TtB:  Toes to Bar
  • UB:  Unbroken (perform all in a row or start over at the beginning)