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CrossFit Terms

September 12, 2012

CrossFit Terms

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

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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)
DB:  Dumbbell
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)
OH:  Overhead
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

Rep Schemes:
21-15-9 = Do 21 reps of first exercise then 21 of next exercise then 15 for both them 9. A good example is:
“Fran” workout
Pull ups
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 = this means 2 reps then rest 10 seconds then 2 reps rest 10 seconds…

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CrossFit Terms

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