CrossFit can be somewhat confusing, especially when there seems to be a hidden meaning behind everything. Check out these common CrossFit acronym meanings, as well as the meanings behind the CrossFit Girls & CrossFit Hero WODs.
Meanings Behind CrossFit Terms:
- WOD: Workout of the Day
- AMRAP: As many reps/rounds as possible.
- CrossFit Rx: The CrossFit recommended weight, which will be stated within each workout of the day. Depending on your current fitness level, you may or may not always be able to match the CrossFit Rx.
- EMOM: Every Minute On the Minute. Do the designated number of reps every minute. If you finish before the minute is up, then you have a few seconds of rest time before the next minute.
- For time: How long it takes you to complete a workout, aiming for the lowest time possible.
- Pood: The units of measurement for Kettlebell weights. 1 pood = 35 pounds.
Meaning Behind CrossFit “Girls” Workouts:
The CrossFit Girls workouts are not actually named after any specific women- CrossFit women or otherwise. Coach Glassman, the founder and President of CrossFit explained it best.
“I want to explain the workout once and then give it a name. I thought that anything that left you flat on your back, looking up at the sky asking ‘what just happened to me?’ deserved a females name.”
For example, Fran is
- 21-15-9 reps, for time of:
- Pull ups
Meaning Behind CrossFit “Hero” Workouts:
These workouts are actually named after real people (unlike the girls). CrossFit training has become enthusiastically integrated into the training programs of those in the armed forces & law enforcement, and fire fighters. In honor of the men & women who serve to keep all of us safe, CrossFit dedicates workouts to our fallen heroes.
For example, Tyler is
- Five rounds, for time:
- 7 Muscle-ups
- 21 Sumo-deadlift high-pulls, 95 lbs.