Quite often we use terms in CrossFit that may sound strange or that you are not familiar with.  Here is a list of a few of the frequent terms that you may hear us say or use.

WOD- Workout of the Day

AMRAP- As many rounds as possible or reps as possible

Metcon- Metabolic Conditioning (aka Metcon)

POOD- Weight of the kettlebell. (1 pood = 35lbs, 1.5 pood = 44lbs, 2 pood = 70lbs)

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Chalk- Helps with grip and studies show it increase strength

“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)

“CrossFit Total”- Strength WOD that includes your 1RM (Rep Max)

Rack Position- Bar resting on your collar bone and anterior deltoids (front shoulder) support by hands.

Back Squat- Squat with barbell on your back.

Front Squat- Squat with barbell in the “Rack Position” (see above).

Overhead Squat- Squat with barbell held overhead.

HSPU- Handstand Push-up

Double Unders- Jump rope skill.  You jump once and the rope makes 2 revolutions

Power Clean- Olympic Lift.  Barbell starts on the ground and end in the rack position (see above).

Hang Clean- Olympic Lift. Barbell starts by hanging from your hips and end in the front squat position.

Squat Clean- Olympic Lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends in a front squat.

Power Snatch- Olympic Lift.  Barbell starts on the ground and ends up over head.

Hang Snatch- Olympic Lift. Barbell starts by hanging from your hips and ends up over your head.

Squat Snatch- Olympic Lift. Barbell starts on the ground and ends up in the overhead squat position.

Burpee- Gymnastic move that you drop to the ground, do a push-up, jump into a squat and then jump. Best overall movement of CrossFit because it has the move range of movement.

Box Jump- Jump onto a box

Wallball Shot- Using a medicine ball drop into a front squat position and standing up using the momentum to push to ball to hit the target on the wall.