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What are The Most Commonly Used Cross Fit Terms?

Talk the Talk: 20 Most Commonly Used Cross Fit Terms


This week we've put Cross Fit in the spotlight, starting off with 10 of the best (and fittest) Cross Fit athletes to follow on Instagram. But before we go any further you might be wondering what all the WOD's, DL's, and AMRAP's are all about? Take a deep breath, it's actually not as complex as it all sounds. Gloss over these most commonly used terms before your next class and YBF — that's you'll be fine in Cross Fit talk. Ready?

Acronyms & Abbreviations  Definition
AFAP As Fast as Possible
AMRAP As Many Reps (sometimes rounds) as Possible
AMSU Abmat Sit Up
BW (or BWT) Body Weight
CFT Cross Fit Total: maximum squats, press, and deadlifts
CFWU Cross Fit Warm Up
C&J Clean and Jerk
DL Deadlift
EMOM Every Minute on the Minute
H2H Hand to Hand: kettlebell juggling
HSPU Handstand Push Up
HSWU Handstand Walk Up
PU Pull Up
KB Kettlebell
K2E Knees to Elbows
RFT Rounds For Time
SQ Squat
T2B Toes to Bar
TGU Turkish Get Up
WOD Workout of the Day

For the full list of abbreviations visit the official Cross Fit site, and make sure you download our printable version.

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