CrossFit Slang

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WOD: Work Out of the Day

AMRAP: As Many Rounds As Possible. Used to describe a workout with a set time frame.

EMOM: Every Minute On the Minute. Completing a specified number of reps of a certain movement every time the clock hits a new minute.

PU | Pull Up

C2B | A Chest To Bar pull up, chest needs to touch the bar

T2B: Toes to Bar. Holding the bar in a pull up position, kick up and touch both toes to the bar

HSPU: Hand Stand Push Up

DL: Dead Lift

BS: Back Squat

FS: Front Squat

OHS: Over Head Squat

MU: Muscle Up

BMU: Bar Muscle Up

DU: Double Unders

Zone/paleo: Diet guidelines used by most CrossFitters. More info here.

KG: Kilogram
1 kg = 2.2 lb

KB: Kettlebell

POOD (pd): A system of measurement created by the russians for kettlebell weights. We usually prescribe our kettlebell weights in pd. 
1/2 pd = 12 kg = 26 lb
1 pd = 16 kg = 35 lb
1.5 pd = 24 kg = 53 lb
2.0 pd = 32 kg = 70 lb

TABATA: Intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for a total of 8 rounds or 4 minutes per movement.

METCON: Metabolic Conditioning refers to exercises that increase the storace and delivery of energy for physical activity (ACE Fitness).  Here is a good resource about metabolic conditioning from the CrossFit Journal.

RX’D: Prescribed.  Doing the WOD with whatever weight is prescribed by the coaches. When written (135/95), 135# is RX for men and 95# is RX for women.

GHD: Glute hamstring developer.  Machines over by the entrance to the box used for situps, back & hip extensions and glute-ham raises.

“THE GIRLS”: A series of workouts created by crossfit headquarters to test fitness.

HERO WODS: Workouts named after fallen soldiers and servicemen. Usually longer and more gnarly.  They gave their life for our freedoms, the least we can do is endure the pain of a workout for a brief amount of time in their honor.

MAINSITE WOD: The workout of the day posted on  Also referred to as dot com wods.