Annoying CrossFit Acronyms

Tuesday April 25, 2017

CrossFit Terms and Acronyms

Whats up with all these crazy acronyms and what the heck to they mean?
When starting CrossFit you might notice that there are a lot of new terms and you will most likely have no idea whats going on which will contribute to the huge looming fear of starting.

“Go workout there! I can’t even understand what it says?!”

We feel you.

So we have decided to keep a updated list of “Annoying CrossFit Acronyms” for you to look over and feel like you are in the CrossFit know, once you’ve studied them, you’ll be able to annoy the crap out of you non CrossFit friends or co-workers and establish your dominance in any social situation with these terms, and drop subtle hints that lets them know you know what’s up, like:

“Bro I totally PRed my Snatch from position one.”
“The transition from the T2B to the KBS was brutal.”

Read through and enjoy your newly found knowledge and as always we hope you PR your ME burpees IRT with the best of them!

Commonly Used CrossFit acronyms and terms:

 AMRAP – As Many Repetitions/Rounds As Possible. Typically, in a specified timeframe.

As Rx’d – As Prescribed. The suggested parameters for a given exercise. Ex. Weight

Bench Mark WOD- A CrossFit workout that gets repeated every few months to quantify success/ results

Chalk – Helps with grip

Chipper – a workout with many reps and many movements. You chip away at it.

DNF – Did not finish

DOMS – Delayed on set of muscle soreness

EMOM – Every Minute on the Minute

Girl Named Workouts – Naming structure by CrossFit HQ for Bench mark workouts

Greg Glassman – Founder of CrossFit

Hang Snatch/Clean – Olympic Lift. Barbell start at position 1 or 2.

HQ – Refers to CrossFit Headquarters

HSPU – Handstand Push Up

Humility – Trait every CrossFitter should possess

I.R.T. – In remaining time

K2E – Knees to elbow (while hanging from a pull up bar)

KBS- Kettle bell swings (American swing is over head, Russian swing is to chest height)

Kipping – a rocking motion to help use momentum to complete a pull-up, ring dip or handstand push ups

ME – Max effort

MetCon – Metabolic Conditioning

Pistol – One-legged squat.

Power Snatch/Clean – Olympic lift. When the barbell is received above parallel.

PR – Personal Record. Highest number of reps or fastest time attained at completing a specific WOD.

Front Rack Position – Bar resting on you collar bone and anterior deltoids support by hands.

Rep – A repetition or instance of a given exercise.

RM – Repetition maximum. The most you can lift for a given number of repetitions.

ROM – Range of motion

Score – denotes number of total reps or time completed during workout

Set – a group of repetitions

Squat Snatch or clean- When the barbell is received below parallel.

Stabilize the Midline – Controlling the muscles around the spine to make it stable and strong during exercise

T2B – Toes to bar (While hanging from a pull up bar)

Tabata – A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. Named after Dr. Tabata.

Touch and Go (TnG) – No pausing between reps

UB (Unbroken)– Perform all reps without a break.

WOD – “Workout of the Day”.