CrossFit Terms you will hear or see at a local CrossFit box (gym).
AD: AirDyne bike
Air Squat: A squat with no weight.
AMRAP: As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible
As Rx’d: As Prescribed – the suggested parameters for a given exercise (weight for example)
Box: A CrossFit gym is called a “box”
Box Jump: An exercise where you jump onto and down from an elevated platform
BP: Bench Press
BS: Back Squat. Barbell on upper back and you squat down and back up.
Burpee: pushup with a jump
Video – What is CrossFit?
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Pood: Russian term for weight of kettlebell. 1 pood equals 35 lbs. 20 pood equals 70 lbs.
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
HAP: hard as possible. As in pick a weight that will make lift hard as possible.
HBBS: high back back squat. The bar is high on back.
LBBS: low back back squat.
Video – High Back Back Squat (HBBS) vs Low Back Back Squat (LBBS)
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Km: kilometer. Also expressed as 1k = 1000 meters
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
Power clean: Cleaning bar and catching bar in high position.
Squat clean: catching bar in low squat position.
CrossFit – Clean and Jerk technique
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)
DL: Dead lift
CrossFit – Dead Lift technique
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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
CrossFit – Front squat video
Grinder: concrete or asphalt area surrounded by pull up and dip bars.
Grinder: A long CrossFit workout
GHD: Glute-Hamstring Developer
GHR: Glute-Hamstring Raise
Goat: your worst workout or skill
Good Mornings: barbell on back and bend at waist to build lower back and hamstrings
CrossFit – Good Mornings demo
HSPU – Hand Stand Push-Up
L1 – level 1 is next scaled level after Rx. L2 is level 2.
KB: Kettle Bell
K2E: Knees to Elbows (similar to T2B)
Hollow Rocks: gymnastic sit ups
CrossFit Hollow rock demo
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Kipping: using feet and hips in motion on pull up
MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning
MEBB: Max effort black box
MOBWOD: Mobility and stretching work
MP: Military Press
MU: Muscle Up – A combination of a pull-up and a ring dip (see video)
Pistols: one legged squat
PSN: Power Snatch
PJ: Push Jerk
PP: Push Press
CrossFit Push Press demo
Thruster: with weight barbell racked on shoulders perform full squat then press weight over head. Repeat.
WTD sit up: weighted sit up
WTD pull up: weighted pull up. Often done with a weight vest or dumbbell tucked between legs.
OHS: Overhead squat
CrossFit overhead squat demo
21-15-9 = Do 21 reps of first exercise then 21 of next exercise then 15 for both them 9. A good example is:
So do 21 thrusters then 21 pull ups then 15 of each then 9 of each. Then done.
Find 3RM = means to find your 3 rep max in an amount of time
188.8.131.52 = this means 2 reps then rest 10 seconds then 2 reps rest 10 seconds…
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