Affiliate – owners of CrossFit gyms.
Air Squat – squat without weights. See definition of squat.
AMRAP – As Many Repetitions/Rounds As Possible. Typically in a specified timeframe.
As Rx’d – As Prescribed. The suggested parameters for a given exercise. Ex. Weight
Ass to Grass/Ground (ATG) – getting as low as possible when doing front, back, or air squats.
Back Squat – squat with barbell on you back. See definition of squat.
Beast – a complimentary term used to describe a badass athlete.
Box – Name of CrossFit gyms.
Box Jump – an exercise where you jump onto and down from an elevated platform
Burpee – Gymnastic move that you drop to the ground, do a push-up, jump into a squat and then jump.
BW – body weight
C&J – Clean and Jerk. Lifting movement of moving weight to rack position (clean) and then moving weight above head (jerk).
C2 – Concept 2 rowing machine
CFT – CrossFit Total. The combined weight of your max squat, press, deadlift.
Chalk – Helps with grip
Chipper – a workout with many reps and many movements. You chip away at it.
Clean – Motion of moving weight from ground to rack position.
Coach – title of CrossFit trainer.
CrossFit – The Sport of Fitness
CrossFitter – any person who does CrossFit
CrossFit Games – Annual CrossFit competition championship.
CrossFit Journal – CrossFit’s internal publication featuring information on workouts, movements, stories, and news. Annual subscription allows unlimited access.
CrossFit Open – Initial round of the CrossFit Games. Open to any who completes
CrossFit Regionals – regional qualifying competitions for CrossFit Games
C2B – Chest to bar pull up. Pull body up so that chest crosses the bar.
DFL – Dead Effing Last
DNF – Did not finish
DNS – Did not start
DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Double Unders – Two turns of the jump rope per jump.
EMOM – Every Minute on the Minute
Fran Lung – name for hacking cough and lung-burning sensation one sometimes gets after a particularly hard workout.
Front Squat – squat with barbell in the “Rack position”. See definition of squat.
Firebreather – a top-notch athlete
GHD – Glute-Hamstring Developer.
GHR – Glute-Hamstring Raise
Girl Workout – Naming structure by CrossFit HQ for WOD’s
Globo Gym – Term for traditional gyms
Goat – Movement or lift that you are not good at.
Gorilla – Someone who is able to muscle through workouts
GPP – General physical preparedness
Greg Glassman – Founder of CrossFit
Hang Snatch or Clean – Olympic Lift. Barbell starts by hanging from your hips between mid-thigh and knee.
Hero WODs – Naming structure by CrossFit HQ for WOD’s honouring those who have fallen in the line of duty
HQ – Refers to CrossFit Headquarters
HSPU – Handstand Push Up
Humility – Trait every CrossFitter should possess.
K2E – Knees to Elbows. While hanging from pull up bar, raise knees up to touch your elbows.
KB – Kettlebell, a common CrossFit weighted implement
Kipping – a dynamic motion to help use momentum to complete a pull up, muscle up or HSPU
MetCon – Metabolic Conditioning
Muscle Up – A combination of pull-up and ring dip
Overhead Squat – squat with barbell held overhead. See definition of squat.
Paleo Diet – following a diet routine of only eating what paleolithic humans ate. Diet excludes any grains and processed food.
PB – Personal Best
Pull Up – Bar is held with palms facing you (supinated grip). Pull body up to where chin crosses the bar.
Pistol – One-legged squat.
Power Clean – Olympic lift. Barbell starts on the ground and end in the rack position. See definition of clean.
Power Snatch – Olympic Lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends up overhead. See definition of squat.
PB – Personal Best. Highest number of reps or fastest time attained at completing a specific WOD.
Pukie the Clown – The need to vomit after a workout.
Push Jerk – while holding barbell in rack position, slightly squat down and lift weight above head.
Push Press – while holding barbell in rack position, lift weight above head.
Rack Position – Bar resting on you collar bone and anterior deltoids support by hands.
Rep – A repetition or instance of a given exercise.
Rest Day – a necessary component for recovery
RM – Repetition maximum. The most you can lift for a given number of repetitions.
ROM – Range of motion
RomWOD – Mobility and stretching work
Rope Climb – staple CrossFit workout.
Score – denotes number of total reps completed during workout
Set – a group of repetitions
Snatch (SN) – Olympic lift. Hang Snatch, Power Snatch, Squat Snatch
Squat – feet shoulder width apart with feet angled slightly outward. Keeping upper body rigid, bend at the knees lowering upper body in straight line.
Squat Snatch – Olympic lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends up in the overhead squat position. See definition of squat.
Stabilise the Midline – Controlling the muscles around the spine to make it stable and strong during exercise
Tabata – A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. Named after Dr. Tabata.
Thrusters – Hold barbell in rack position, drop down in squat position with barbell in rack position, return to standing position in exploding motion, pushing the barbell over you head.
Toes to Bar (T2B) – while hanging from a pull up bar, bring toes up to bar.
Touch and Go (TnG) – No pausing between reps
Unbroken – UB. Perform all workouts in a row or start over at the beginning.
Wall Balls – Using a medicine ball, drop into a front squat position and stand up using the momentum to push the ball to hit a target on the wall.
WOD – “Workout of the Day.” Series of exercises or number of reps for a timed workout