Crossfit Vocabulary

Nov 29, 2018


  • AS (Air Squat) — squats with your own body weight;
  • AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) — finish the maximum number of rounds for the allotted period of time;
  • AFAP (as fast as possible) — perform the complex as quickly as possible;


  • Back Squat — squats with a barbell on the shoulders;
  • Barbell — a barbell;
  • Bear Crawl — bear walk;
  • Bench press — bench press;
  • BJ — box jump;
  • Burpee — one of the most dreaded moves in fitness, burpees make up a cornerstone of CrossFit workouts. Starting from standing, athletes bend down and plant their hands, kick back into a plank position, and perform a push-up. The legs are then brought back in, and the movement culminates with a slight jump up and hands clapped overhead;
  • Butterfly pull-ups — butterfly-style pull-ups;
  • BW (BWT, Body weight) — body weight;


  • C2 — concept II rowing machine;
  • C2B — chest to bar pull-ups;
  • CLN (Clean) — a barbell lift starting from the ground or a hang, that requires using the upwards momentum of a small jump to bring the barbell up to the shoulders;
  • C&J (Clean & Jerk) — the other Olympic lift, the clean & jerk actually encompasses two separate movements. Athletes start by explosively lifting a weighted barbell from the ground to the shoulders, often squatting under and then standing to recover. After a brief pause, athletes take a shallow dip and then drive upward to propel the bar overhead, often landing in a split position and then bringing their feet back in line;
  • CrossFit — crossfit, a functional training system based on constantly varying functional movements performed with high intensity;
  • CFT (CrossFit Total, consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift) — test consisting of basic exercises: squats, bench press and deadlifts;


  • Dead Bug — an exercise in which a person lying on his back directs stretched arms and legs to the ceiling and lowers simultaneously different arms and legs in pairs, in turn, first his right arm and left leg, then vice versa;
  • Death by… — the sequence in which in the first minute you perform 1 repetition, in the second 2 repetitions, in the third 3, etc., as long as you fit into the allotted minute;
  • Dip — push-ups on the bars;
  • DL — dead lift;
  • DU (Double-Unders) — double jumping rope;
  • Db — a dumbbell;


  • EMOM — "Every Minute on The Minute", meaning you complete the movement every minute on the minute for a set duration;


  • FS (Front Squat) — the front squat is a lower-body exercise that will strengthen your legs and hips, particularly your quads (thigh muscles) and glutes (butt muscles). Front Squats are similar to Back Squats, however the barbell is placed across the front side of your shoulders instead of your upper back;
  • False Grip — deep grip on the rings;


  • GPP — general physical preparedness;
  • GHD — glute-ham developer, exercise machine loin-press;
  • Goblet sguat — squat with golding the burden in front of you;


  • Hammer Slam — blows with a sledgehammer;
  • Handstand Push-up — push-ups in the handstand (upside down);
  • Hang Power Clean — the hang power clean is a simple variation of the hang clean in which the bar is received above a parallel squat;
  • Hang Power Snatch — a variation of the snatch in which the bar is received aboe the parallel squat;
  • Hip Thrust — raises the pelvis with a barbell on the hips;
  • Hollow Rock — swing (simultaneous raising of arms and legs in the prone position and rocking);
  • Hook Grip — grip the barbell to the lock;
  • HPC — The hang power clean is a simple variation of the hang clean in which the bar is received above a parallel squat;
  • HR Push Ups (Hand-release Push Ups) — push-ups with detachment of palms;
  • HS — handstand;
  • HSPU (Hand Stand Push Up) — push-ups in the handstand (upside down)
  • HSW (Hand stand walk) — ходьба на руках.
  • Hyperextension — hyperextension, an exercise for the development of straighteners back, hip flexors and gluteus muscles;


  • Jerk — push (full cycle - taking on the chest and push);


  • Kettlebell — a kettlebell;
  • K2E (Knees To Elbows) — hang from a pull-up bar and then shoot their knees up toward the torso until the elbows and knees touch;
  • KBS — kettlebell swing;
  • Kipping Pull-ups — pull-ups with swinging;


  • L-hold — L-fixing corner;
  • L-Pull-up — L-pull-up corner;
  • Lunges — a lunge can refer to any position of the human body where one leg is positioned forward with knee bent and foot flat on the ground while the other leg is positioned behind;


  • Man Maker — a set of exercises trains the muscles of the chest, back, legs, shoulders and buttocks, includes an army bench, squats with a weight above the head, taking over the chest, a mill and a jerk, exercises are performed without rest;
  • Medicine Ball — medbol;
  • Medicine Ball Cleans — taking on the chest with a medbol;
  • MetCon (Metabolic Conditioning workout) — metabolic training (endurance training);
  • Military press — army bench press;
  • MU (Muscle-up) — an exercise done for strengthening the arms and upper body, in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar to a position above the bar;


  • OHS (Overhead Squat) — squatting over the head;
  • On-Ramp — crossfit trainings for beginners;


  • Pd (Pood) — weight of the kettlebell (1 pood = 16 kg);
  • PR/PB (Personal Record/Best) — personal record;
  • PSN — power snatch;
  • Plank — an exersice the "plank"
  • Plyo Push-Up — plyometric pushups;
  • Pose Method of Running — the Pose Method of Running technique consists of three elements: Pose – Fall – Pull and it accepts gravity as the primary force for forward movement instead of muscular effort;
  • Power Clean — power take on the chest;
  • Push Jerk — pushing the barbell with the chest and the whole body with the help of the leg muscles (using the squat), while pressing the bar at the top point is not allowed;
  • Push Press — pushing the barbell with the chest and the whole body with the help of the leg muscles (using the squat) and pressing the barbell at the top point. In other words, this exercise can be described as standing with the inclusion of the whole body;
  • PU — pull-ups;


  • Reverse Crunch — reverse twisting;
  • RFT (Rounds for time) — perform N rounds at a time;
  • Rx (As prescribed; as written; WOD done without any adjustments) — WOD was made as prescribed without adding any modifications;
  • RD (Ring Dips) — push-ups on the rings;
  • Rope Climb — rope climbing;
  • Rep: Repetition — repetition;
  • RM/1RM (Repetition maximum) — maximum weight per repetition;


  • Sc (Scaled) — WOD was made with modifications;
  • SDHP (Sumo Dead Lift High Pull) — Deadlift from sumo stand with rise to shoulders level;
  • Sit Up — exercise on the press, lifts from the prone position to the sitting position;
  • Slam Ball — throw the ball to the floor;
  • SP — shoulder press;
  • Strict Pull-Ups — strict pull-ups;
  • Squat — squats;
  • Swing — swing;


  • T2B — toes to bar;
  • Tabata — named after Dr. Tabata who design an interval typed of workout doing 20 seconds of moving and 10 second of rest for 8 rounds. (Total of 4 minute per exercise)
  • Tabata Squat — Tabata squat;
  • Time Cap — time limit;
  • Thruster — seated barbell shoulder press;
  • TGU — turkish get-up, rising from a prone position with a weight;


  • Walking Lunges — walking lunge is an exercise that takes almost any other version of a lunge to the next level;
  • Wall Ball — throwing the ball on a wall;
  • Wall Walk — walking on the wall;
  • Warm-up — warm-up before the training;
  • WOD (Workout of the day) — workout of the day;