A CrossFit Gym


Workout Of the Day


As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible – typically in a specified timeframe


A workout with many reps and many movements (you chip away at it),
typically completed in one single round for time.


Short for Metabolic Conditioning – Often used to describe a workout or WOD with a focus on conditioning and moving quickly and/or that contains movements that test your cardiovascular endurance and/or stamina. In direct contrast to a strength- or technique-based workout that is not done for time.


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As Prescribed – the suggested parameters for a given exercise (weight for example)


Personal Record


A repetition or one instance of a given exercise


A group of repetitions
1RM, 3RM, 5RM, or any #RM: 1-rep max, 3-rep max, 5-rep max, etc. The most weight you can lift (your personal record) for the given number of repetitions.


Every Minute on the Minute
Volume Training (VT): Complete X number of repetitions on the minute every minute for 10-20 minutes for form practice, technique work, or building capacity at a complex skill.


A Russian term to measure weight, often used to describe kettlebells (a piece of equipment originally from Russia). 1 Pood = 16 kg = 35 lbs. Kettlebell weights in CrossFit workouts are commonly prescribed at 1.5/1 pood.

Olympic Lifting, Oly Lifting, O-lifting:

Olympic weightlifting, specifically the barbell movements and any of their variations or exercises related to the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk.


Range of Motion

Mid-line Stabilization:

Controlling the muscles around the spine to make it stable and strong during an exercise


Body weight

DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Tabata: A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, usually done for at least 8 consecutive rounds.

Benchmark WOD (also known as “The Girls”): A workout passed down through CrossFit, almost always with a Girl’s name. For example, “Cindy”, “Linda”, or “Angie”. Use these workouts to test your fitness and see your progress. For a complete list, CLICK HERE.

Hero WOD: A workout dedicated to the life and memory of a fallen American hero, most commonly named after soldiers that have fallen in the line of duty. For example, “Murph”, “Michael”, “JT”, or “Nutts”. Use these workouts to test your perseverance and resolve, while honoring those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for you and the ones you love. For a complete list, CLICK HERE.

Paleo: A diet, nutrition plan, and lifestyle used by many CrossFitters for its dramatic benefits to health and performance. Often used to refer to a diet or food consisting of only meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and some oils. Gluten, sugar, processed foods and unnatural vegetable oils, grains, and often dairy and legumes are eliminated from the diet. For more information, ask a coach.

CrossFit Exercise Names and Acronyms:

BP: Bench Press

BS: Back Squat

FS: Front Squat

OHS: Overhead squat

C&J: Clean and Jerk

PC: Power Clean

SC: Squat Clean

HPC or HSC: Variations of the PC or SC beginning with the weight in the hanging position off the floor.

CTB or C2B: Chest to Bar (as in pull ups)

DB: Dumbbell

DL: Deadlift

DUs: Double Unders – two turns of the jump rope per jump

Singles: Jump rope where the rope only passes once under the feet per jump.

GHD: Glute-Hamstring Developer, the machine primarily used for hip extensions and GHD sit-ups

HSPU – Handstand Push-Up

KB: Kettlebell

K2E: Knees-to-Elbows

T2B: Toes-to-bar

MU: Muscle Up – A combination of a pull-up and a ring dip, commonly done on high gymnastics rings

OH: Overhead

Pistols: One-legged squats

PJ: Push Jerk

PP: Push Press

PU: Pull Up or Push Up

SDHP: Sumo Dead lift High Pull

S2O: Shoulder-to-overhead

G2O: Ground-to-overhead

HPS: Hang Power Snatch

SJ: Split Jerk

SP: Shoulder Press

SQ: Squat

TGU: Turkish Get Ups

TnG: Touch n’ Go

FTG: The barbell must be taken From The Ground

Thrusters: A combination of a front squat and push press

WBs: Wall Ball Shots