CROSSFIT GLOSSARY

This is a glossary of commonly used terms and abbreviations that you can refer to throughout your crossfit journey. After some time, you’ll find that you’ll be the expert on these words and you won’t need this resource any longer.

WORKOUT TERMS

AMRAP

As Many Rounds/Reps as Possible, The clock is set with a fixed time. You will complete as many rounds of the prescribed movements within that time. Your score for a workout like this will be the number of reps or rounds and reps completed in the time.

Chipper

A series of movements (3 or more) that are to be completed in order in a sequence.

EMOM

Every Minute on the Minute, You will perform a movement(s) every 60 seconds for a specified duration.

For Time

Workout where you have to complete all the listed work as fast as you can. Once you complete the work – you are done.

Girl WOD

Benchmark Crossfit wods that are used to show your progress.

Hero WOD

Challenging Crossfit wods that military servicemen, police, and firefighters who died in the line of duty. These wods were designed to be difficult to help us remember the sacrifices made for us.

Ladder

Ascending: A Wod where you increase the amount of reps each round.
Descending: A Wod where you decrease the amount of reps each round.

MetCon

Metabolic Conditioning Workout: purpose is to elevate your heart rate for a period of time: training stamina and conditioning.

Rep

A full completion of a movement

Rep Max (RM)

Maximum lift for one rep

RX

Prescribed: completing a workout as listed (no substitutions/changes)

Scale

A substitution to the prescribed workout – for ability or injury

Set

A given number of reps

Score

The information that you input into Wodify after a workout is completed. This could be the weight used for a lift, the time it took to complete a metcon, the number of rounds and/or reps completed during an AMRAP.

Tabata

20 seconds on, 10 seconds off for 8 rounds/4 minutes. (Source)

WOD

Workout of the day, At Babylon Crossfit our WODs are posted on Wodify and written on the white board. At the start of class, the coach will review the WOD with the class.

 

OLYMPIC LIFTS

Back Squat

Completing a squat with the barbell resting on the back of your shoulders (Video Demonstration)

Clean

A movement developing power and strength by bringing a weight to your shoulders (front rack position). (Squat Clean Video Demonstration, Hang Power Clean Video Demonstration)

Clean and Jerk (C&J)

A movement bringing a weight first to your shoulders and then overhead. (Video Demonstration)

Front Rack Position

Location of the barbell when performing a front squat or the end of a clean: across the collarbone and shoulders, elbow pointed high.

Front Squat

Completing a squat with the barbell in the front rack position. (Video Demonstration)

Deadlift (DL)

A Movement taking the barbell from the ground and raising it to the hips. (Video Demonstration)

Ground to Overhead (G2OH)

Any movement where the weight is brought from the ground to overhead. (clean and jerk vs. snatch)

Hang

Starting a lift from the knees. (Hang Power Clean Video Demonstration)

Hook Grip

Gripping the barbell with your index and middle finger over the thumb.

Overhead Squats (OHS)

Completing a squat with the barbell in the overhead position. (Video Demonstration)

Push Jerk

Moving the barbell from the front rack position to overhead by bending your knees and locking them out while driving the bar up and then dropping underneath the bar to receive it in a partial squat. (Video Demonstration)

Push Press

Moving the barbell from the front rack position to overhead by bending your knees and locking them out while driving the bar up. (Video Demonstration)

Shoulder to Overhead (S2OH)

Any movement where the weight is brought from your shoulders to the overhead position.

Snatch

A movement where the barbell starts on the ground and is lifted overhead in one fluid motion. (Squat Snatch Video Demonstration)

Split Jerk

From the front rack position, push the bar into the overhead position by bending your knees and dropping under the bar, receiving it in a partially overhead position with one foot in front of you and the other foot behind you.

Strict Press/ Shoulder Press

Movement taking the bar from the front rack position to overhead without bending your knees or using your legs. (Video Demonstration)

Sumo Deadlift High Pull (SDHP)

Keeping a narrow grip and a wide stance, bringing the barbell to the middle of the chest. (Video Demonstration)

Thruster

Starting in the front rack position, completing a full squat, and finishing with the barbell overhead. (Video Demonstration)

GYMNASTIC MOVEMENTS

Bands

Resistance bands used for training, warmups, and pullup scaling.

Butterfly Pull-Up

An advanced kipping pull-up. (Video Demonstration)

Chest to Bar Pull-Ups (CTB/C2B)

An advanced pull-up variation where your chest must make contact with the bar for the rep to count.

Handstand Push-Up (HSPU)

An advanced gymnastic movement where athletes go into a handstand supported by a wall and perform a push-up.

Kip

Allowing your body to use its momentum to complete a movement.

Knees to Elbow (KTE/K2E)

A gymnastic movement where athletes hang from a bar and bring their knees to their elbows.

Muscle Ups (MU)

An advanced gymnastic movement where you complete a pull-up followed by a dip. This can be performed with rings or a bar.

Paralettes

Portable Parallel bars that add complexity to certain movements.

Pistol

Single leg squat.

Pull-Up

A gymnastic movement where you start hanging from a bar and pull your chin above the bar. (Kipping Pull-Up Video Demonstration)

Ring Dip

Holding yourself on gymnastic rings, then lowering your body so your shoulders make contact with the rings, and then fully extending to the top.

Ring Row

Placing your feet under the rings and you pull your chest to the rings and lower your body to full extension.

Strict

Completing a movement without a kip or assistance.

Toes To Bar (TTB/T2B)

Hanging from a pull-up bar, raising your toes to touch the bar using your core.

OTHER MOVEMENTS

Air Squat

Bodyweight squat, getting below parallel. (Video Demonstration)

Box Jumps

Standing on the ground, jumping on top of a box, and then standing to full extension.

Box Jump Overs

Standing on the ground, you will jump on a box, making contact with both feet and then jump to the other side.

Burpees

Start standing up, you will bring your body to the ground, touching your chest and thighs, after which you will stand back up and jump.

Double Unders (DU)

Jump rope movement where the rope passes twice under your feet in one jump. (Video Demonstration)

Farmer’s Carry

Carrying a weight at your side in one hand.

GHD

Glute and Hamstring Developer: machine used for advanced situps and back extensions. (Hip, Back, and Hip-Back Extensions Video Demonstrations)

Kettlebell Swing (KB)

Taking a kettlebell weight and swinging it overhead. (Video Demonstration)

Russian Kettlebell Swing

Taking a kettlebell weight and swinging it to eye level.

Wall Ball (WB)

Starting with a medicine ball, you will perform a squat and as you stand, you will throw the medicine ball to a prescribed height. (Video Demonstration)

Walking Lunge

A movement where you walk forward and bend both legs until the back knee gently touches the ground. (Video Demonstration)

OTHER TERMS

Affiliate

A gym affiliated with Crossfit; they have Crossfit-certified trainers on staff.

Box

A Crossfit gym.

Crossfit Games

The sport of fitness; a yearly competition where Crossfit athletes compete against one another.

DNF

Did not finish.

Murph

The Murph Challenge is done every year.

Open

The CrossFit Open – the start of the Crossfit Games. Everyone is able to participate.

PR

Personal Record/Personal Best – the maximum weight you lifted or the fastest time completed.

Wodify

The program and App we use to register for classes and store our scores.

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