Terminology for New Members

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These are common terms you may run into during class and may not know what they mean.  We have compiled a list them to help you out!

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)

Box: CrossFit gyms are typically referred to as a ‘box’ because they are traditionally located in industrial type warehouses.

BW:  Body weight

Chipper:  A workout with many reps and many movements (you chip away at it)

C&J:  Clean and Jerk

CTB or C2B:  Chest to Bar (as in pull ups)

DB:  Dumbbell

DU’s:  Double Unders – two turns of the jump rope per jump

EMOM:  Every minute on the minute. So for instance on the whiteboard one day it is written; 10 Push-ups EMOM for 10 minutes. This means that you must do 10 Push ups at the top or beginning of every minute for 10 minutes.

Girls – Several classic CrossFit benchmark workouts that are given female names. The names of these workouts are arbitrary and not named after actual girls.

Heroes – Several CrossFit Benchmark Workouts are named after actual military, law enforcement and firefighters that have died in the line of duty. These workouts are typically very difficult as a way of honoring these heroes. Unfortunately, the list of Hero WODs continues to grow.

HSPU – Hand Stand Push-Up

KB:  Kettle Bell

K2E:  Knees to Elbows

ME – Maximum Effort. For example if on the board it is written: 2 min ME rowing. That means you will row as hard as you possibly can for 2 full minutes therefore putting forth a maximum effort.

MetCon:  Metabolic Conditioning

MU: Muscle Up – A combination of a pull-up and a ring dip

OHS:  Overhead squat

PR:  Personal Record

Tabata:  A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest

TnG:  Touch and Go – No pausing between reps

T2B:  Toes to Bar

UB:  Unbroken (perform all in a row or start over at the beginning)

WOD – Workout of the Day


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