Workout Lingo

Workout Lingo
Workout Lingo

When Zach and I first started dating, my roommate and I joked that she would make flashcards and quiz me on all the “CrossFit” terminology that he regularly used. Many of these are not actually affiliated with CrossFit, but once upon a time, I assumed everything that wasn’t Flywheel or Yoga to be CrossFit. After asking for clarification a million times, I’ve gotten most of them down. That learning curve wasn’t easy, so I thought I’d save you some googling and organize everything here.

 

WOD: Workout of the Day: self-explanatory. Many organizations post their own programming each day, so it’s called a WOD.

Metcon: Metabolic Conditioning: usually intense breathers, also functional training shoes from Nike (linked below)

AMRAP: As Many Rounds (or reps)Β As Possible: These usually have a certain time attached to them & you complete a certain movement/set of movements as many times as possible in that time period. Example: 5 min. AMRAP of 10 burpees, 10 squats, 10 push-ups OR 3 min. AMRAP 150-lb back squat.

For Time: There would be a set amount of movements and you just do them as fast as you can!

EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute: Movement(s) to be done on the minute. When complete, rest until the next minute.

PR: Personal record

CTB or C2B: Chest to Bar: a pull-up variation

KB: Kettlebell

DB: Dumbbell

Tabata: 20 sec work + 10 sec rest for 4 minutes

Reverse tabata: 10 sec work + 20 sec rest for 4 minutes

RX: “prescribed”: doing the workout exactly as it’s programmed vs. scaled (see below)

Scaled: programmers will often provide scaled down versions to make the workout achievable for everyone. I.E. lighter weights or box step-ups instead of box jumps.

1RM: 1 rep max. A lot of programming calls for doing a lift at a certain percentage of your one-rep max. It helps give you an idea of just how heavy a certain workout should be.

#X#: Whichever number is first is the amount of sets you do. Whichever number is second is the amount of reps you do! Example 3X2 = 3 sets of 2.

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