FAQ

First and foremost – What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is primarily Strength and Conditioning program, which is constantly varied incorporating functional movements. Constantly varied means the training is never the same, every workout is a program to challenge athletes through various exercises and movements.

Functional Movements are movements that people use during everyday life, picking something up of the floor or carrying your shopping to the car. We replicate these movements at CrossFit making you stronger for the challenges life may bring.

 

Getting started in Crossfit can be daunting. There are a lot of new terms and movements to get to grips with. We’ve combined a list of them here and will add to amend this list periodically.

 

Foundational Movements

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Crossfit Lingo

AMRAP

AMRAP: As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible, typically in a specified timeframe

Rezzer

Rezzer  – A CrossFit West Dublin Member – in reference to the Ressurection 8

As Rx’d

As Rx’d: As Prescribed  the suggested parameters for a given exercise (weight for example)

PB

PB:Personal Best

PR

PR: Personal Record

Rep

Rep: A repetition or one instance of a given exercise

Set

Set: A group of repetitions

WOD

WOD: Workout of the Day

 

To see what today’s WOD is, and to log your progress, check the WODS Page

Air Squat

Air Squat: A squat performed with no weight.

Box

Box: A CrossFit gym

CrossFit West Dublin is an affiliated CrossFit Box, meaning that it is officially affiliated with the CrossFit brand and thus given CrossFit HQ blessing to spread the brand’s gospel. Affiliate gyms must have CrossFit-certified trainers on staff.

Affiliated gyms can be verified at the Crossfit HQ.

Box Jump

Box Jump: An exercise where you jump onto and down from an elevated platform

BP

BP: Bench Press

BS

BS: Back Squat

Burpee

Burpee:

BW

BW: Body weight

CFT

CFT: CrossFit Total  – The combined weight of your max squat, press, and deadlift

Chipper

Chipper: A workout with many reps and many movements (you chip away at it)

C & J

C & J: Clean and Jerk

CLN

CLN: Clean  additional versions include Hang Clean, Power Clean, and Squat Clean

CU

CU: “Chin Up” the bar is held with palms facing you (supinated grip)

CtB or C2B

CTB or C2B: Chest to Bar (as in pull ups)

DB

DB: Dumbell

DL

DL: Dead lift

DUs

  • DUs: Double Unders  – two turns of the jump rope per jump

EMOM

EMOM: Every Minute on the Minute

FS

FS: Front Squat (see video)

GHD

GHD: Glute-Hamstring Developer (see video)

GHR

GHR: Glute-Hamstring Raise

Good Mornings

Good Mornings: (see video)

Hollow Rocks

Hollow Rocks: (see video)

KB

KB:Kettle Bell

KtE or K2E

K2E: Knees to Elbows (similar to T2B)

Kipping

Kipping: (see video)

MetCon

MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning

MobWOD

MOBWOD: Mobility Workout

MP

MP: Military Press or strict press

MU

MU: Muscle Up  A combination of a pull-up and a ring dip

OH

OH: Overhead

OHS

OHS: Overhead squat

Pistols

Pistols:  a Single legged squat

PJ

PJ: Push Jerk

PP

PP: Push Press

PU

PU: Pull Up or Push Up

RM

RM: Repetition maximum the most you can lift for a given number of repetitions

ROM

ROM: Range of Motion

SDHP

SDHP: Sumo Dead lift High Pull

SJ

SJ: Split Jerk

SN

SN: Snatch (see video explaining the difference between snatch and power-snatch)

 

SP

SP: Shoulder Press

SQ

SQ: Squat

Stabilize the Midline

Stabilize the midline: Controlling the muscles around the spine to make it stable and strong during an exercise

Tabata

Tabata: A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest

TGU

TGU: Turkish Get Up

Thrusters

Thrusters: A movement that involves a Front Squat and a Push press mixed together.

TnG

TnG: Touch and Go  No pausing between reps

T2B

T2B: Toes to Bar

UB

UB: Unbroken (perform all in a row or start over at the beginning)

The Girls

The Girls: A series of benchmark workouts created by CFHQ that are universally known among the CF community.

The Heroes

The  Heroes: A Hero workout is a tribute workout in honour of a fallen CrossFitter (either Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Firefighter, Police officer) that died in the line of duty.

They are tough and among the most difficult of WOD’s. There are sadly too many of them.

Paleo and Zone

Paleo and Zone: Types of diet and nutrition protocol commonly found in the CF lifestyle.

 

HSPU

HSPU Hand Stand Push-Up (see video)

The Kipping Handstand Pushup

 

The Strict Handstand Push Up

 


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