CrossFit Lingo


Every community has a unique language and we have our too!  Below, you will find some of the common terms we use.  It takes a couple of months of consistent training to become familiar with our language, but we are sure you once you start you will pick it up too!  

AHAP – As Heavy As Possible

AMRAP – As Many Rounds (or Reps) As Possible

B SQ – Back Squat

Burpee Dodgeball The Greatest Warmup Ever!  A common phrase amongst CrossFitters, ‘I hate burpees!’  So one day Coach Jim from CrossFit Matters, decided to make it a little more fun to do burpees!  Through a little brainstorming about childhood games, Jim came up with Burpee Dodgeball as a playful way to get people to do burpees and his devious idea has been working ever since!

In the course of a ten-­‐minute warm-­‐up, everyone is guaranteed to do multiple burpees and have a lot of fun too!


1 – You get hit, do a burpee!

2 – You catch a ball, whoever throw the ball does a burpee!

3 – You can deflect a thrown ball, but it has to be legit!

4 – You can get hit while doing a burpee, so there is incentive to do your burpees fast!

5 – If you are hoarding balls and get hit, you have to do a burpee for the number of balls you are holding plus the ball that hit you! So there is incentive to keep the balls moving!

6 – Hit the window, door, fans, computer or lights – that’s two burpees (work on your accuracy!).

7 – If you are within 10 feet of someone, do not throw the ball like an MLB pitcher or the NFL lineman will get you!

8 – Open a door and a window to make it a little more interesting, in that if a ball gets thrown outside – it’s five burpees!

9 – This is the honor system and if you are not honorable, well that’s ten burpees!

Have fun with it, split up the room or make it free reign in your affiliate space. Be safe and be cautious of the equipment.  

Burpees – The greatest movement that EVERYONE loves! 

Buy In / Cash Out – "Buy in" refers to work that must be completed before starting the main part of the workout.  "Cash out" refers to work that must be completed after finishing the main part of the workout.

CLN WU – One of our barbell warmups

CLN & JRK – Clean and Jerk

Cals – Calories (on the rower or ski erg or assault bike)

C2B – Chest to Bar pull-ups

DB – Dumbbell

D/B – Down and Back

DL – Deadlift

EMOM – Every Minute On The Minute

EOMOM – Every Other Minute On The Minute

F SQ – Front Squat

Goblet Squat – Holding an object like a giant goblet and squatting

Good – One of the most common phrases you will hear from coach Jim.  There is never a bad "thing" it is always good, in that you will learn from it and grow!

G to OH – Ground to Overhead

HSPU – Hand Stand Push Up

H SQ CLN – Hang Squat Clean

JOY – The feeling you experience throughout your body the next day and the day after that!

KB SW – Kettlebell Swing

KTE – Knees to Elbows

ME – Max Effort

MU – Muscle Ups

OH SQ – Overhead Squat

P CLN – Power Clean

P JRK – Push Jerk

P PRS – Push Press

PR – Personal Record

PRS – Strict Press

Rep – Repetition

1RM – 1 Rep Max

SDLHP – Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Set – A number of repetitions

SH to OH – Shoulder to Overhead

S JRK – Split Jerk

SNTCH – The Olympic lift - Snatch

SQ CLN  – Squat Clean

T2B – Toes to bar

TGU – Turkish Get-Up

WOD – Workout Of the Day