Glossary

For those who might not know some of the terminology for CrossFit here is a glossary of some of the terms I use.

10-1 or 1-10: This means you are doing rounds of 10 reps, 9 reps, 8 reps, etc until you get to 1 rep. It goes the opposite if it is 1-10: 1 rep, 2 reps, 3 reps, 4 reps, etc until you get to 10 reps.

AMRAP: As Many Rounds As Possible. These are times workouts in which you might have, say, 10 minutes to complete as many rounds as possible. The scoring for these sorts of workouts will usually look like 10.1 or 10+1 meaning I scored 10 completed rounds plus one additional rep in the 11th round. If the AMRAP is  10 burpees, 10 box jumps and five back squats and my score is 5+4 it means I completed five full rounds (10 burpees, 10 box jumps and five back squats) and then I got four more burpees in before time expired.

BW: Body Weight. The prescribed weight should be approximately what you weigh.

EMOTM: Every Minute On The Minute. This means that each minute you do the prescribed number of reps. If the workout is EMOTM three front squats for 10 minutes it means that when the workout starts and the clock reads 0:00 you do three front squats and then you rest until the clock reads 1:00 at which time you do three more front squats. You continue to do three front squats on the minute, every minute, for 10 minutes or 10 rounds. This means you last set of three front squats would come when the clock reads 9:00 (since you started on 0:00).

FT or NFT: For Time or Not For Time. Are we trying to get it done as soon as possible or not? FT WODs we are, NFT we are not.

Metcon: Metabolic Conditioning. These are cardiovascular conditioning or “aerobic” WODs.

WOD: WorkOut of the Day. This is the generally a metcon and very high intensity. Usually a timed even for an AMRAP.

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