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CrossFit Jargon Busting

Walking into a CrossFit Box for the first time isn’t the only thing that can be daunting to a newbie, CrossFit seems to come with a whole new language! Most terms in CrossFit are acronyms although to start with they may seem like nonsense. So we’ve decided to put together a list of the most used terms and what they mean.

The Basics

Box – the gym. WOD – Workout of the Day. Usually posted on the whiteboard in the Box.. Each WOD varies apart from ‘The Girls’ and ‘Hero WODS’ which remain the same The Girls – The Benchmark WOD’s for CrossFit. This were launched in 2003. They are called the girls as the founder of CrossFit. Greg Glass-man said “anything that can leave you flat on your back thinking what just happened to me deserves a female name” Hero WOD - Naming structure by CrossFit HQ for WODs honouring those who have fallen in the line of duty. AMRAP – AMRAP workouts are timed with a fixed time limit in which you need to do As Many Reps (reputations) As Possible. The higher the number, the better. EMOM – Another type of workout with a fixed time limit is EMOM, or every minute on the minute. These workouts are also scored as how many reps you can do overall, but note that as time goes on your rest periods will likely get shorter. RX’d – Coaches will give a certain scale or weight for the WOD. If completed as stated ‘RX’d the WOD’

Movement Terms

C2B – Chest to Bar. A pull up that requires more power than a standard one. Usually started with a kipping motion. Kipping - a rocking motion to help use momentum to complete a pull-up. T2B – Toes to Bar. One the moves that requires more core stability. It is where you hang from the bar and raise your legs in a straight line up, bending at the hips, so your toes touch the bar. Deadlift – Where the Barbell is lifted of the floor and brought up to the hips. ATG – stands for Ass to Grass. Meaning get as low as you can, usually during a Air Squat. HSPU – Handstand Push Up. Back Squat – Squat with the barbell rested on your shoulders. Rack Position – where a barbell is at shoulder height resting on the deltoids. Power Clean - Olympic lift. Barbell starts on the ground and end in the rack position Power Snatch - Olympic Lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends up overhead 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. Check out our new Personal WOD kit!