CrossFit Lingo

CrossFit Lingopobrane

For the begginers

Everyone that is just getting to know crossfit has a difficulty with crossfit lingo. We are here to help so today we would like to present to you the most common terms in crossfit.
Let’s get started:

  • Box– it is pretty simple. Everyone calls that a Crossfit gym.
  • WOD– it means Workout Of the Day. It is determined by your own or by the Box you train in or your persoal or group coach. It typically lasts about twenty minutes. Most common workouts have their own names soi t is easier to remember them both for coatches and „students”.
  • AMRAP– As Many Reps/Rounds As Possible. This term is also use in gyms so everyone that ever trained in the Gym in the past probably knows it. But in this case you are limited by time so you have to do them as fast and as hard as you can. But remember to do them properly. It is better to do less but to do it right. And it is also safer.
  • ATG – Ass to the grass, aka a full-depth squat.
  • BAND-Assisted Pull-Up –Using a loop stretch band over the pull-up bar to help with pull-ups.
  • CFWU – CrossFIT warm-up.
  • Metcon – Metabolic Conditioning
  • Pood –Weight of the Kettlebell (1 pood = 16kg, 2 pood = 32kg)
  • Chalk –Helps with grip
  • Tabata – type of workout doing 20 seconds of moving and 10 seconds of rest for 8 rounds (Total of 4 minutes per exercise)
  • For time– you have to finish your crossfit workout as fast as you possibly can.
  • Score– it is the amount of reps and rounds that you completed in a whole workout. This way you know if you progress and in which areas you have to get better. For example – 9R+10 measn that you completed eight rounds and in the ninth round you did ten reps and after that time for the workout expired.
  • Rx’d – it is written after your score. It means that you finished your whole crossfit workout without any modifications in the right time. It means your good.
  • Crossfit Games – this is where the best of the best meet to compete against each other.
  • RP – Rack Position –Bar resting on your collar bone and anterior deltoids (front shoulder- supported by hands
  • BP – Bench press
  • Front Squat –Squat with barbell in the “RP”
  • Back Squat-Squat with barbell on your back
  • Overhead Squat – Squat with barbell held overhead
  • Double Under – Jump rope skill. You jump once and the rope makers 2 revolutions.
  • Power Clean – Olympic Lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends in the rack position.
  • Hang Clean – Olympic Lift. Barbell starts by hanging from your hips and ends in the rack position.
  • Squat Clean – Olympic Lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends in a front squat
  • Power Snatch – Olympic Lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends up over head
  • Hang Snatch – Olympic Lift. Barbell starts by hanging from your hips and ends up over your head.
  • Squat Snatch – Olympic Lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends up in the overhead squat position.
  • Burpee – Gymnastic movement where you drop to the ground, do a push-up, jump into a squat and then jump in the air.
  • BJ– Box Jump- Jump onto a box.
  • BW – Bodyweight
  • C&J – Clean and Jerk
  • CFT – Crossfit Total – Strength WOD that includes your 1 RM (Rep Max)
  • DL – Deadlift – An exercise performed by first standing with your feet shoulder width apart, grip slightly wider than shoulder width apart, and the bar touching your skins. You then bend your hips and knees with a flat back and press through your heels to lift the bar up while keeping your arms straight and relaxed. You should end standing up straight with the bar in your hands.
  • EMOM – Every minute on the minute.
  • KB –Kettlebell
  • GHD –Glute-Ham Developer
  • HPC – Hang Power Clean
  • HS – Handstand
  • HSPU – Handstand Push-ups.
  • Wallball – Using a medicine ball, drop into a front squat position and standing up using the momentum to push the ball to hit the target on a wall.

If you come across any term that you do not get, be sure to hit us up in the comments section below this article or any article on and we will be more than happy to provide you with an answer.