What’s The WOD? And other CrossFit Acronyms.

When you first start CrossFitting there will be many things you will love. One of those things will be learning the language. Just like any sport, CrossFit has it’s own language. It feels pretty good to be able to look at the whiteboard and understand all the abbreviations. It’s like knowing the secret handshake. Here are more than 20 commonly used terms to get you off and wodding.

  1. AHAP – As heavy as possible. Such as Farmer carries for 50 meters AHAP.
  2. AMRAP – As many rounds or reps of an exercise or exercises as possible in a given amount of time.
  3. ATHLETE – This is YOU! At CrossFit Chronic we refer to all our members who are pursuing health and fitness as Athletes.
  4. BOX – CrossFit gyms are typically referred to as a ‘box’ because they are traditionally located in industrial type warehouses and minimalistic.
  5. BS – Back squat.
  6. C&J – Clean and jerk.
  7. DB – Dumbbell.
  8. DL – Deadlift.
  9. DU’s – Double unders. Jumping rope and having the rope turn under your feet two times between each jump.
  10. EMOM – Every minute on the minute. Performing a particular exercise or exercises every minute on the minute. At CrossFit Chronic we shorten this a little more and use the acronym OTM. Meaning on the minute.
  11. FS – Front squat.
  12. FT – For time. Meaning your score will be the total time it takes you to complete the workout.
  13. S2OH – Shoulder to overhead meaning once the athlete has the barbell in a front rack position they may move it to an overhead position by choosing strict press, push press, push jerk or split jerk.
  14. GPP– General preparedness. Overall physical fitness.
  15. HSPU – Handstand push up.
  16. KB – Kettlebell
  17. KTE – Knees to elbows.
  18. ME – Max effort.
  19. METCON – Metabolic conditioning workout.
  20. OHS – Overhead squat.
  21. PC – Power clean.
  22. PJ – Push jerk.
  23. PP – Push press.
  24. PS – Power snatch.
  25. T2B – Toes to bar.
  26. WOD – Workout of the day.