Learn the Lingo.
CrossFitters may appear at first to speak their own language, but you’ll catch on in no time. Here’s a crash course: The WOD is the workout of the day, usually programmed by the gym’s head coach or owner. AMRAP stands for “as many rounds/reps as possible” -- you’ll often hear this during the timed-workout portion of the class. Tracking how many rounds of the exercises you’re able to complete in the allotted time allows you to score your workout. You’ll set a PR, or personal record, if you beat your highest score in that particular workout. You’ll often see acronyms on the board where the WOD is written: FS, DL, C&J, BS, HSPU, OHS, PC, PP, SDHP and T2B. These stand for front squat, deadlift, clean and jerk, back squat, handstand push-up, overhead squat, power clean, push press, sumo deadlift high pull and toes-to-bar, respectively.
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