CrossFit Cult Speak


Box – A CrossFit Gym

WOD – Workout of the Day

AMRAP – As Many Rounds (or Repetitions) as Possible

EMOM – Every Minute on the Minute

ME – Maximum Effort

No-rep – A repetition that failed to meet standards and therefore doesn’t count

Chipper – A WOD in which the athlete works through a set movements and reps one time

Rx – Or prescribed. Every WOD and movement has standards. Performing a WOD or movement according to the standards is referred to as doing it “Rx’d”; aka as prescribed. If you modify or “scale” a WOD or movement, it is not Rx. Performing a movement with a partial range of motion or with assistance is also not Rx.

Metcon – Metabolic Conditioning, used at Nevermore to indicate the high intensity portion of the WOD

PR – Personal Record. Highest number of reps or fastest time attained at completing a specific WOD

Paleo – A theory of nutrition that humans are best suited to eat only foods that have been available in nature and eaten by hominids (including humans) for millions of years. Paleo nutrition excludes refined sweeteners, grain and grain based foods, alcohol, legumes (beans, peas and peanuts), dairy and other processed or artificial ingredients.

ROM – Range of Motion

Touch and Go (TnG) – No pausing between reps

Unbroken (UB) – Performing all reps consevutively

For Time – Performing a WOD as fast as possible

RM – Rep Max, ie 1-RM = 1 Rep Max

Rep – A repetition of a given exercise

Set – A group of repetitions

BW – Bodyweight

HSPU – Handstand Push-up

HRPU – Hand-release Push-up

TTB – Toes-to-Bar

KTE – Knees-to-Elbows

C2B – Chest-to-Bar

MU – Muscle-up

GHD – Glute-Hamstring Developer

ROMWOD – Range of Motion WOD, used at Nevermore to increase mobility

Tabata – A protocol of 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, typically for 8 rounds