What are some other acronyms or terms I might need to know?

Quite often we use terms in CrossFit that you may not be familiar with.  Here is a list of a few of the most frequent terms:

amRAP – As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible

C2 – Concept II rowing machine
GHD – Glute ham developer
GPP – General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
MetCon – Metabolic Conditioning workout
Muscle ups – Hanging from the rings or bar you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright support
Pood – A Russian unit of measure used for kettlebells; common ones: 1 pood =36 lbs; 1.5 pood = 54 lbs; 2 pood = 72 lbs. Approx db equivalents are 35, 55, 70
PR – Personal Record
Rx or as Rx’d – Done as prescribed or as written. WOD done without any scaling

benchmark workouts – WODs that are considered ideal examples of CrossFit Training. Often seen as performance based indicators of progression.
Tabata – Example: For twenty seconds do as many reps of the assigned exercise as you can – then rest 10 seconds. Repeat this seven more times for a total of 8 intervals, 4 minutes total exercise.

For Time – is a reference to recording the overall duration of the WOD. “For Time” generally implies that you should complete the WOD in best form and technique at relatively high intensity and as quick as possible. In short you are racing the clock.

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