CrossFit Dictionary


In any CrossFit gym you will see a board and wonder what all those weird acronyms mean! Search no further, Mainland CrossFit brings you the complete CrossFit dictionary of terms. The following is a compiled list of things you might see or hear at a CrossFit gym. We compile our daily workouts online. If there is a term you don’t recognize please refer to this page.

1RM: 1 rep max (maximum weight for one repetition)

AD: Airdyne

AHAP: As heavy as possible.

AMRAP: As many rounds as possible.

Cash out: a finisher at the end of a metcon sometimes optional

COG: Center of gravity

CTB: Chest to bar

DB: Dumbbell

DL: Deadlift

EMOTM: Every minute on the minute.

FS: Front squat

GHD: Glute Ham Developer

GWOD: Gymnastics workout of the day

HERO WOD: Named after those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, serving our country.

HSPU: Handstand push up

KB: Kettlebell

MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning

MHR: Maximum Heart Rate

Nasty Girls: Crossfit WODs named after females.

OHS: Over head squat

OLY: Olympic Lift

RDL: Romanian Deadlift

RFT: Rounds for time

ROM: Range of Motion

RPE: Rate of perceived exertion.

RX: Prescribed weight

SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull

SJ: Split Jerk

SWOD: Strength workout of the day.

T2B: Toes to Bar

TGU: Turkish Get Ups

TNG: Touch and Go

WOD: Workout of the day.

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