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