Confused by some of the terminology, acronyms, and lingo used at CrossFIt or what seems to be the foreign language your coaches use? The following is a list of most of CrossFit's most common jargon that we all use as part of our own little language:
· AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds)as Possible
· Box : The box is the name we've given to the facility where CrossFit happens. This separates us from the Gyms and Studios out there in world. It's not a gym, it's not a studio, it's a box.
· BP: Bench press
· BS: Back squat
· BW (or BWT): Body weight
· CFT:CrossFit Total - consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
· CFWU:CrossFit Warm-up
· CLN: Clean
· C&J: Clean and jerk
· C2: Concept II rowing machine
· DL: Deadlift
· DU/SU: A Skipping Technique Double Unders for the pros and Sin gle Unders for the newbie.
· FS: Front squat
· Goat: A skill yet to be mastered eg Double Unders( skipping)
· GHR(D): Glute ham raise (developer). Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR.
· GHR(D) Situp: Situp done on the GHR(D) bench.
· GPP: General physical preparedness, aka "fitness."
· HSPU: Hand stand push up. Kick up into a handstand (use wall for balance, if needed) bend arms until nose touches floor and push back up.
· HSQ: Hang squat (clean or snatch). Start with bar "at the hang," about knee height. Initiate pull. As the bar rises drop into a full squat and catch the bar in the racked position. From there, rise to a standing position
· Kipping: Kipping pull ups are a gymnastics move that allows you to transfer horizontal momentum into vertical momentum. This allows you do pull ups at a faster pace and get more done in a row. At first sight, some people will think it's cheating. But in fact, Kipping uses a lot more muscles allowing you to get more work done fast, thus increasing the power output and the intensity of the move versus a strict deadhang pullup.
· KB: Kettlebell
· KTE: Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
· 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 (and usually behind) the head.
· PB :Stands for Personal Best. Even though you're working out with others you're really only in competition with yourself. When you improve a WOD time or lift a weight you've never done before you just got a PB... nice job!
· PC: Power clean
· Pd: Pood, weight measure for kettlebells
· PR: Personal record
· PP: Push press
· PSN: Power snatch
· PU: Pull-ups, possibly push ups depending on the context
· Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
· RFT: Rounds of prescribed exercises to be completed
· Rx'd; as Rx'd: As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.
· RM: Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
· Scaled : When attending a CrossFit class every one does the same workout...the young, old, fit, and not-so-fit. So how does that work? By scaling down the workouts to an individuals specific abilities. All of the WODs are infinitely scalable so anyone of any fitness level can do a version that suits their skill level. If the WOD is too much we can scale down the weight, reps, time, or alter the movements. CrossFit is primarily concerned with functional movements - those skills we need outside the gym - so we are all on the same path, just at different points. Everybody scales the workouts in the beginning and it is a big deal to work up to the point of being able to complete a workout without scaling.
· SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull
· Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3x10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
· SN: Snatch
· SQ: Squat
· TABATA: A form of interval training go hard for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds, repeat 6 - 8 times.
· TGU: Turkish get-up
· The Girls: These are the named benchmark workouts that the entire CrossFit community around the world understands. Like Hurricanes, they are named after women. As you repeat these WODs over time they allow you to see your progress through faster times or more reps. Everyone has a favourite and most hated Girl. When CrossFitters ask about your "Fran" or "Angie" time, they're talking about workouts.
· TTB: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.