When entering a CrossFit box for the first time, you may notice everyone appears to be speaking a language you don’t understand. There will be a workout posted on the board, but you have no idea what it means! Here are some common - and not so common - CrossFit terms that will help you get the hang of things in no time.


BOX

WOD

Movement

Rep

AMRAP

EMOM

For Time

Metcon

Chipper

The Girls

Hero WOD


RX

Scaled

Strict

Kip/Kipping

Butterfly


DU

Cal

Burpee

HSPU

HS Walk

DL

OHS

S2OH

C & J

DB

KB

PU

C2B

T2B

MU

This is the name given to a true CrossFit gym.

This stands for Workout Of the Day and consists of a set of movements and reps.

The name given to the particular exercise you need to do.

Short for Repetition and means you have fully completed the movement one time.

An AMRAP is a type of workout and means As Many Reps/Rounds As Possible in a given time period.

Every Minute On the Minute you complete a certain movement and number of reps, for a specified time.

Where you complete all movements and reps in the quickest time possible.

Metabolic Conditioning WODs are designed to improve stamina, endurance and conditioning.

A WOD that usually has lots of reps and/or lots of movements that you ‘chip away’ at.

Tough benchmark WODs named after females that you can use to gauge improvement.

Extra hard benchmark WODs named after fallen military and emergency services personnel.


Completing a movement ‘as prescribed’, with no modification to weight or movement.

A weight or movement modification to suit the fitness and mobility of all athletes.

When a movement requires strength to complete the rep, with no momentum allowed.

A type of movement that allows full body momentum to complete the rep.

Continuous, fluid movement that uses momentum to complete reps quickly.


Double Under - where the skipping rope passes under your feet twice in one jump.

Short for calorie, which is a unit of measurement on the rower or bike.

A four stage squat, push-up, squat, jump movement, with many variations.

Handstand Push-Up.

Handstand walk.

Dead lift.

Over Head Squat.

Shoulder to overhead.

Clean and Jerk.

Dumbell.

Kettlebell.

Pull ups.

Chest to bar.

Toes to bar.

Muscle up - could be on a bar or rings.