CrossFit Terms Defined

(“number”/”number”):  men’s prescribed weight/women’s prescribed weight;  ex:  (135/95) so men use 135lbs and women use 95lbs

#: lbs, pounds

AMRAP:  as many rounds/reps as possible

American Swings:  kettlebell swing where the kettlebell finishes overhead

BS:  nope, not what you think.  It’s back squat

BW:  bodyweight

C+J:  clean and jerk

Chipper:  format of workout where you finish one movement before moving onto the next, then the next, then the next (ex:  chipping away at it)

Cap/Cut-Off:  maximum amount of time one can spend on a workout (ex:  10 minute cap; the workout is over when you finish or when 10 minutes hits, whichever happens first)

DB:  dumbbell

DL:  deadlift

DU’s:  double unders (the jump rope passes twice under the feet in one jump)

Easy Gleason:  format of workout where 1 repetition is done in the first minute, rest, 2 reps in the second minute, rest, 3 reps in the third, rest, etc.  (aka “death by”)

EMOM/EMOTM:  every minute on the minute. Can be E2MOM or E3MOM (every 2 minutes on the minute or every 3 minutes on the minute)

FS:  front squat

GHD:  glute ham developer (machine)

GDH Situps:  setup done on the GHD machine

HRPU:  hand release pushups

HSPU:  Handstand pushups

HPC:  hang power clean

HPS:  hang power snatch

Kg:  kilograms (1kg = 2.2lbs)

KTE or K2E:  knees to elbows

MB:  medicine ball

ME:  max effort

MOD:  modified

MU’s:  muscle ups

OH:  overhead

OHS:  overhead squat

PC:  power clean

PS:  power snatch

PJ:  power jerk or push jerk

PR:  personal record

POOD:  weight of a kettle bell (1 pood = 16kg/35lbs)

PU:  pullups or pushups

Rep:  repetitions.  One performance of an exercise

RFT:  rounds for time

Rx:  as prescribed; as written.  WOD done without any adjustments

RM:  repetition maximum.  Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep

ROM:  range of motion

Russian Swings:  swings where the kettlebell finishes around shoulder height

S2OH:  shoulder to overhead

SA:  single arm

SDHP:  sumo deadlift high pull

Set:  a number of repetitions;  ex:  3 sets of 5 reps, often seen as 3×5 or 5-5-5.  Means do 5 reps, rest, 5 more reps, rest, 5 more reps.

SN:  snatch

SQ:  squat

SU’s:  single under (jump rope passes one time under the feet in one jump)

Sx:  scaled; WOD has been modified in some respect

Tabata:  8 rounds of :20 of work and :10 of rest

TGU:  Turkish get-up

Thrusters:  front squat directly into an overhead press with no pause

TNG:  touch and go; doing a movement without letting go of the bar

TTB/T2B:  toes to bar

TU’s:  triple unders (jump rope passes three times under the feet in one jump)

WB:  wall ball

WOD:  workout of the day