CrossFit as a Second Language

If you know someone in the military, you probably noticed that he/she throws out a lot of acronyms, initialisms, and other jargon that is confusing and downright unnecessary. LZ, landing zone, LD, line of departure, ECM, electronic counter measure, PT, physical training, libo, liberty, Blue Falcon…

CrossFit can be the same way.  “The WOD is double alternating Tabata of SDLHP and HPSU.  Count lowest score.  3, 2, 1, go!”  Says the coach.  Say what?

So let’s break some of this down for ya:

WOD – Workout of the Day

AMRAP – As Many Rounds/Repetitions As Possible

SDLHP – Sumo Deadlift High Pull

C2B pull-ups – Chest to Bar pull-ups

K2E – Knees to Elbows

T2B – Toes to Bar

HPC – Hang Power Clean

HPS – Hang Power Snatch

C&J – Clean and Jerk

HSPU – Handstand Push-Up

OHS – Overhead Squat

KBS – Kettlebell Swing

Metcon – Metabolic Conditioning (think cardio)

TGU – Turkish Get-Up

SGBNPJ – Snatch Grip, Behind the Neck, Push Jerk (okay, seriously?)

The list is long.  But the important take away is if you have a question on something we do here, please ask.  Chances are someone else probably has that same question.


Power Snatch


15 minute AMRAP

5 power snatches (95#/65#)

15 wallball shots (20#/14#)

Post rounds to comments

Ryan at the top of his snatch.


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