what is CrossFit?

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.

Thousands of athletes worldwide have followed our workouts posted daily on this site and distinguished themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes.

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crossfit terminology

AMRAP: As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible – typically in a specified timeframe

  1. As Rx’d: As Prescribed – the suggested parameters for a given exercise (weight for example)

  2. PB: Personal Best

  3. PR: Personal Record

  4. Rep: A repetition or one instance of a given exercise

  5. Set: A group of repetitions

  6. WOD: Workout of the Day

 Intermediate CrossFit Terms

  1. Air Squat: (see video)

  2. Box: A CrossFit gym

  3. Box Jump: An exercise where you jump onto and down from an elevated platform (see video)

  4. BP: Bench Press (see video)

  5. BS: Back Squat (see video)

  6. Burpee: (see video)

  7. BW: Body weight

  8. CFT: CrossFit Total – The combined weight of your max squat, press, and deadlift

  9. Chipper: A workout with many reps and many movements (you chip away at it)

  10. C&J: Clean and Jerk (see video)

  11. CLN: Clean (see video) – Additional versions include Hang Clean, Power Clean, and Squat Clean

  12. CU: Chin Up – Bar is held with palms facing you (supinated grip)

  13. C2: Concept II rowing machine

  14. CTB or C2B: Chest to Bar (as in pull ups)

  15. DB: Dumbbell

  16. DL: Dead lift (see video)

  17. DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

  18. DU’s: Double Unders – two turns of the jump rope per jump (see video)

  19. EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute

  20. FS: Front Squat (see video)

  21. GHD: Glute-Hamstring Developer (see video)

  22. GHR: Glute-Hamstring Raise

  23. Good Mornings: (see video)

  24. Hollow Rocks: (see video)

  25. HSPU – Hand Stand Push-Up (see video)

  26. KB: Kettle Bell

  27. K2E: Knees to Elbows (similar to T2B)

  28. Kipping: (see video)

  29. MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning

  30. MOBWOD: Mobility and stretching work

  31. MP: Military Press

  32. MU: Muscle Up – A combination of a pull-up and a ring dip (see video)

  33. OH: Overhead

  34. OHS: Overhead squat (see video)

  35. Pistols: (see video)

  36. PJ: Push Jerk

  37. PP: Push Press

  38. PU: Pull Up or Push Up

  39. Renegade Rows: (see video)

  40. Rhabdo: Rhabdomyolysis – A dangerous condition where muscle fibers breakdown at a high rate.

  41. RM: Repetition maximum – the most you can lift for a given number of repetitions

  42. ROM: Range of Motion

  43. SDHP: Sumo Dead lift High Pull (see video)

  44. SJ: Split Jerk

  45. SN: Snatch (see video) – Additional versions include Hang Snatch, Power Snatch, and Squat Snatch

  46. SP: Shoulder Press

  47. SQ: Squat

  48. Stabilize the midline: Controlling the muscles around the spine to make it stable and strong during an exercise

  49. Tabata: A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest

  50. TGU: Turkish Get Ups (see video)

  51. Thrusters: (see video)

  52. TnG: Touch and Go – No pausing between reps

  53. TtB: Toes to Bar (see video)

  54. UB: Unbroken (perform all in a row or start over at the beginning)

  55. Wall Balls: (see video)

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