CrossFit Definitions

Mobility

What is Mobility? Mobility refers to the capacity to move easily without placing unnecessary stress on the body. Mobility training can help to improve range of motion and to decrease any restrictions in functional movements. This is an extremely important…

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Scaling

What is Scaling? CrossFit WODs are typically programmed as Rx’d (as prescribed). Scaling a WOD allows any athlete to complete the same workout, irrespective of skills and level of fitness, simply by changing the required weights and/or movements in order…

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Chipper

What is a Chipper? Chipper refers to a workout that combines a variety of exercises into a long round that is only completed once. Typically, the repetitions are at a higher volume, and the athlete must complete all the reps…

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RFT

What is RFT? RFT is an abbreviation for Rounds For Time and is a common style of WOD found in CrossFit programming. It can be found in the title/heading of the workout and always includes a specified number of sets…

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EMOM

What is EMOM? EMOM is an abbreviation for Every Minute On the Minute and is a common type of workout found in CrossFit WODs. It is included in the title/heading of the workout and it means that the athlete is…

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Rx

What does Rx mean? Originally, Rx meant ‘prescription’. CrossFit borrowed that meaning and began using the term Rx to notate when a workout was “as prescribed” rather than modified or scaled. In CrossFit, daily workouts (WODs) are written by the…

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AMRAP

What is AMRAP? AMRAP is an abbreviation for As Many Repetitions/Rounds As Possible and is a common style of workout found in CrossFit programming. It will be included in the title/heading of the workout and always includes a specified length…

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Monostructural Movements

What are Monostructural Movements? Monostructural Movements refer to exercises that involve only one movement like running, biking, rowing, jump rope, or swimming. These types of exercises are also classified as cardiovascular exercises – often called “cardio” in the mainstream fitness…

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Kip

What is a Kip (or Kipping)? A Kip is a powerful hip and core movement that generates momentum. It is most famous in the Kipping pull-up, but can also be used during ring dips, ring muscle ups, bar muscle ups,…

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