CrossFit Lingo

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What did you notice the first time you walked into a CrossFit gym?

For us, it was a totally new language…..


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 (weight for example)
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:
Air Squat:
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 – 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
DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
DUs: Double Unders – two turns of the jump rope per jump (see video)
EMOTM: Every Minute on the Minute
FS: Front Squat
GHD: Glute-Hamstring Developer
GHR: Glute-Hamstring Raise
Good Morning
Hollow Rock
HSPU – Hand Stand Push-Up
KB: Kettle Bell
K2E: Knees to Elbows (similar to T2B)
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
Renegade Rows
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 – 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
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)
Wall Balls


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