CrossFit Lingo

  • AMRAP:  As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible
  • Active Shoulders: Proper shoulder position required to comfortably stabilize larger loads on the joint.
  • Benchmark WOD: A workout that you will complete and record the time or reps and then complete the same WOD at a later date and your can gauge your fitness progress
  • Box: the term which refers to a CrossFit gym
  • C2B: Chest to Bar
  • DU: Double Unders. Jumping rope where the rope passes under your feet twice in one jump.
  • EMOM: Every minute on the minute
  • GHD:  Glute – Ham Developer. Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a glute ham raise or a sit up that isolates abs
  • Global (Globo) Gym:  the world-wide accepted norm for what a gym is i.e. 24 Hour Fitness, Fitness World, YMCA, etc
  • GPP: General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
  • Hero WODs: Named after military servicemen, police, or firefighters who have died in the line of duty.  The WODs are usually their favorite workouts.
  • HSPU: Hand stand push up. Kick up into a handstand (may use wall) bend arms until nose touches floor and push back up.
  • KBS: Kettlebell Swing
  • K2E: Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
  • Max Effort: The most weight you can lift in a given movement or the most reps you can do in a given time.
  • MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout
  • MU: Muscle ups. Hanging from rings you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright support.
  • OHS: Overhead squat. Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press position above the head.
  • Paleo:  A diet of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.
  • POOD: Weight measure for kettlebells equal to approx. 16.38 kilograms (36.11 pounds)
  • PR: Personal record
  • Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
  • Rx’d:  As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.
  • 1RM: Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
  • Scaled: You complete a workout in a lower weight then prescribed (this is encouraged for most starting CrossFit) or a movement is scaled (if you aren’t able to do an unassisted pull-up then the scaled option is ring rows)
  • SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull
  • Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
  • Sub: Substituted. The CORRECT use of “subbed,” as in “substituted,” is, “I subbed an exercise I can do for one I can’t,” For example, if you can’t do HSPU, you subbed regular pushups.
  • TABATA: 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest
  • TGU: Turkish get-up
  • T2B: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.