The CrossFit community uses a lot of abbreviations and acronyms that can be confusing at times if you aren’t familiar with them. When we write workouts on the board, coaches use shorthand to simplify the information. Below is a glossary of terms to help you along and understand the lingo. There are many more but these are the ones you will hear often at CrossFit Eglinton.
WOD: Workout Of the Day
This is the workout you’ll get when you attend a CrossFit class. There are also “Benchmark” WODs that feature different women’s names like FRAN, BARBARA, ANNIE, etc. These are also referred to as “The Girls”.
AMRAP: As Many Repetitions As Possible
It’s usually combined with a certain amount of time.
ATG: Ass To Grass
This just means when you squat, you need to go all the way down and not stop at parallel.
EMOM: Every Minute On the Minute
This formula enables the athlete to accumulate volume and solid, consistent mechanics with loads or movements that require high levels of coordination.
Box: CrossFit gyms are typically referred to as a ‘box’ because they are traditionally located in industrial warehouses.
BW (or BWT): Body Weight
BP: Bench Press
BS: Back Squat
CFB: CrossFit Breakout
C&J: Clean and Jerk
FS: Front Squat
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.
HRPU: Hand Release Push Up
Complete a push up by descending into the bottom of the push up. Once chest touches the ground, lift hands completely off the ground and then push hands back to the floor to press body back up to top position.
K2E: Knees to Elbows.
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.
PR: Personal Record
Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
RX: As prescribed. WOD done without any adjustments in weight and/or movement as it is programmed.
RM: Repetition Maximum
Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
Scaling: Modifying or adjusting either weight and/or movement in a WOD
SDHP: Sumo Deadlift High Pull
Set: A number of repetitions. Ex. 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
TGU: Turkish Get-Up
T2B: Toes to Bar
Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.
For Time: Measuring the time it takes to complete a prescribed workout.
List of CrossFit Movements The Girls (Benchmark Workouts)