Crossfit Jargon and Terminology

Quite often we use terms in CrossFit that may sound strange or that you are not familiar with.  Here is a list of a few of the frequent terms that you may hear us say or use.

AMRAP- As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible

C2 – Concept II rowing machine

GHD – Glute ham developer

GPP – General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”

MetCon – Metabolic Conditioning workout

Muscle ups – Hanging from the rings or bar you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright support.

Pood – A Russian unit of measure used for kettlebells; common ones: 1 pood =36 lbs; 1.5 pood = 54 lbs; 2 pood = 72 lbs. Approx db equivalents are 35, 55, 70

PR – Personal record

Rx or as Rx’d – Done as prescribed or as written. WOD done without any scaling

Tabata – For twenty seconds do as many reps of the assigned exercise as you can – then rest 10 seconds. Repeat this seven more times for a total of 8 intervals, 4 minutes total exercise.

WOD – Workout of the day