what_is_crossfit

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.

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CrossFit in a Nutshell…

Frequently Used CrossFit Acronyms

AMRAP: As many reps (sometimes rounds) as possible
BP: Bench press
BS: Back squat
BW (or BWT): Body weight
CFWU: CrossFit warm-up
DL: Deadlift
FS: Front squat
IF: Intermittent fasting
KTE: Knees to elbows
MetCon: Metabolic conditioning workout
MP: Military press
MU: Muscle ups
OHS: Overhead squat

PC: Power clean
PP: Push press
PU: Pull-ups or push ups
Rep: Repetition
RM: Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep.
SDHP: Sumo deadlift
Set: A number of repetitions
SQ: Squat
TTB: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.
W/O: Workout
WOD: Workout of the day