The CrossFit language may seem a bit daunting at first, so here's a bit of a helping hand to  make your journey into Our CrossFit Family & Community as little easier

 

AMRAP: As Many Rounds (or Reps) as Possible.

BS: Back Squat.
BW (or B/W): Body Weight.
CFT: CrossFit Total (A best of three attempts at a 1RM of (Press/DL/BS).
CLN: Clean.
C&J: Clean and Jerk.
C2: Concept II Rowing Machine.
DL: Deadlift.
DNF: Did Not Finish.
EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute
ME (or Max Effort): To Perform a Movement or Exercise With Maximal Effort or Intensity.
FS: Front Squat.
GHD: Glute Hamstring Developer.
HC: Hang Clean.
HPC: Hang Power Clean.
HSPU: Handstand Pushup.
HSC: Hang Squat Clean.
KB: Kettlebell.
KBS: Kettlebell Swing.
K2E: Knees-to-Elbows.
MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning — Conditioning Intended to Increase the Storage and Delivery of Energy for Any Activity or Conditioning the Muscles to Better Use the Fuel Delivered to Them by Improving the Efficiency of the Different Metabolic 
MU: Muscle-Ups.
OHS: Overhead Squat.
PB: Personal Best

PC: Power Clean.
PR: Personal Record.
PP: Push Press.
PJ: Push Jerk.
PSn: Power Snatch.
PU: Pullups (or Pushups).
Rep: Repetition.
Rx’d (or RX): As Prescribed; As Written. WOD Done Without Scaling.
1RM (or 2RM, 3RM etc.): Repetition Maximum. Your 1RM is Your Max Lift for One Rep.
SC: Squat Clean.
SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High-Pull.
Set: A Number of Repetitions.
Sn: Snatch.
SQ: Squat.
T2B (or TTB): Toes-to-Bar.
WOD: Workout of the Day.

 

Ladder: To Performing One or More Exercises With An Ascending or Descending Rep Range (Usually With a Set Time Domain).
Chipper: A Workout/Training Session Consisting of a Series of Exercises and Their Repetitions Performed One Time Through as Quickly as Possible. There Are no Structured Rest Periods, You Rest When You Need to in Order to Avoid Muscle Failure and Keep the Rest Periods Brief.

 

Complex: A Series of Three or More Exercises That Focus on the Same Muscle Group.
#: Symbol for Kgs.
1-1-1-1-1 (or 2-2-2/3-3-3 etc.): 1-1-1-1-1 = You Should Be Arriving at a New 1RM (or 2RM/3RM etc.) or Be At Your Current 1RM For Any Given Lift Within Five (or otherwise stated) Sets.

 

Other Terms:

 

The “Girls”: A series of benchmark workouts created by CFHQ that are universally known among the CF community.

 

The “Heroes”: A Hero workout is a tribute workout in honor of a fallen CrossFitter (either Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Firefighter, Police officer) that died in the line of duty. They are tough and among the most difficult of WOD’s. There are sadly too many of them. Read here for a great explanation of them.

 

Tabata Interval (or Tabata): A workout of 8 intervals alternating 20 seconds of max rep work with 10 seconds of rest.

 

Total is 4 minutes per exercise. Score the lowest interval rep count unless otherwise state

 

Paleo and Zone: Types of diet and nutrition protocol commonly found in the CF lifestyle.

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