Okay, so Crossfit pro Christmas Abbott sold us on giving this high-intensity workout a try, and we’re checking out our very first box. But wait…what the heck is everyone saying? AMRAP? Wallball?!
Crossfit comes with its very own set of terminology, a lot of which might sound like gibberish to an outsider. Now that you’re clear on fact vs. fiction and you’re amped up to get started, get familiar with the Crossfit terms used during your WOD (…we’ll get to that one later). Here’s Christmas’ breakdown on the ten most common Crossfit terms, what they mean, and how to put them to work:
10 COMMON CROSSFIT TERMS defined
“As Many Reps as Possible” in a given time period (5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, etc.)
These are a cornerstone of CrossFit workouts! Start standing, bend down and plant your hands and kick back into a standard plank and do a push up. Bring legs back in to jump up with an overhead clap. Make sure your feet leave the ground!
Front squat straight into a push press.
Single leg squats.
Jump up onto the box from a two-footed stance – no running starts!
Lifting a weighted barbell from the floor to over-the-head in a single, smooth movements.
CLEAN & JERK:
Lifting barbell from ground to shoulder, then dipping slightly to propel the barbell overhead.
Squatting down with a medicine ball into a propelled standing position, throwing the ball towards a designated target overhead.
Rest a barbell on your shoulders and step forward with one foot into a traditional lunge (back knee should touch the ground). Switch feet and repeat in forward motion.
“Workout of the Day.” Many boxes list these for you to do together, or you can create and do your own personal Workout of the Day.