Glossary Decoding the language of CrossFit

Decoding the language of CrossFit

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

As Prescribed – the suggested parameters for a given exercise (weight for example).

A CrossFit gym.

An exercise where you jump onto and down from an elevated platform.

Bench Press

Back Squat

Body weight

Clean and Jerk


Double Under. When a jump rope makes two passes under the feet per jump.

Every Minute on the Minute.

Front Squat

Glute hamstring developer. Posterior chain exercise, like a back extension. Also, the device that allows for the proper performance of a GHR.

Hand stand push up. Kick up into a handstand (use wall for balance, if needed) bend arms until nose touches floor and push back up.

Hang squat (clean or snatch). Start with bar “at the hang,” about knee height. Initiate pull. As the bar rises drop into a full squat and catch the bar in the racked position. From there, rise to a standing position.

Kettlebell Swing.

Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.

Metabolic Conditioning workout.

Muscle ups. Hanging from rings you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright support.

Overhead squat. Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press position above (and usually behind) the head.

Personal Best

Russian measure used for kettlebells; common ones: 1 pood =36 lbs; 1.5 pood = 54 lbs; 2 pood = 72 lbs.
Approx DB equivalents are 35, 55, 70.

Push Press

Personal Record

Pull-ups, possibly push ups depending on the context.

Power Clean

A repetition or one instance of a given exercise.

Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.

As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.

Sumo deadlift high pull.

A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.



Turkish Get-Up

Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.

Workout of the Day.