First time in a CrossFit gym? You might think we speak an entire different language. Here are some common terms and what they mean:
Box: any CrossFit gym. Example: Did you make it to the box today?
CrossFitter: anybody that does CrossFit!
WOD: Workout of the Day
AMRAP: As many rounds (or repetitions) as possible
Metcon: Metabolic Conditioning
ROM: Range of Motion
RX: doing a WOD with all of the prescribed weights and ROM for the movements
Scaled: doing a WOD while modifying one or more of the movements/weights. Rx-1 means you scaled 1 movement. Rx-2 means you scaled 2 movements…etc, etc.
TABATA: 8 intervals of 0:20 seconds of work and 0:10 seconds of rest.
EMOM: Every minute on the minute
Death By: an EMOM style workout where you complete 1 rep on minute 1, 2 on minute 2, etc etc until failure to complete the required amount within the minute
POOD: russian system to measure the weight of Kettlebells. 1 pood = 16kg or 35 pounds. 2 pood = 32kg or 70 pounds.
Common abbreviations for movements….
T2B: toes to bar
Fsq: Front squat
Bsq: Back squat
OHS: overhead squat
CTB: chest to bar (pull-ups)
HSPU: handstand pushups
WB: wallball shots
KBS: Kettlebell swings (RKBS is russian kettlebell swings)