WOD: Workout of the day
AMRAP: As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds) as Possible
Chipper: with many reps of many movements that an athlete chips away at until it is done.
MetCon: Metabolic Conditioning workout
ROMWOD: Mobility workout of the day
PR: Personal record
Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
Rx’d; as Rx’d: As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.
RM: Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
Scaled: decreasing the weights, reps. rounds or time of a wod in order to maintain appropriate intensity for any athlete.
Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
Subbed: Substituted. The CORRECT use of “subbed,” as in “substituted,” is, “I subbed an exercise I can do for one I can’t”
Goat: Your goat is a specific exercise or WOD that you hate to do and you suck at. We don’t know where the term originated from, but we do know that everyone has one! CrossFit philosophy gets us to address our weaknesses, face our goats, and work to improve those area(s) that we suck at the most.
The Girls: These are the named benchmark workouts that the entire CrossFit community around the world understands. Like Hurricanes, they are named after women and will tear you apart. As you repeat these WODs over time they allow you to see your progress through faster times or more reps. Everyone has a favorite and most hated Girl.
The Heroes: These are the same principle as the girls but they are named to commemorate fallen military and law enforcement personnel who were also CFitters. The Heroes are usually longer and more grueling than the average workout to recognize, in some small and inadequate way, the sacrifice made by these men, women, and their families.