WOD – “Workout of the Day”
At Crossfit boxes (gyms) all across the world, people walk in without knowing what their workout will be that day. Everyday a different workout is posted, and the ‘WOD’ can be an official CrossFit series of exercises or one made up by a trainer at the gym.
When was asked why do you name them after “girls,” CrossFit founder Greg Glassman said: “Any workout that leaves you flat on your back, staring up at the sky, wondering what the hell happened deserves a girl’s name.”
The original workouts were used as benchmark workouts and all had women’s names. That’s also why they are called ‘the girls’.
1) Bodyweight Only – Pull-ups, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Running, Air Squats, Handstand Push-ups and Double-unders.
2) Bodyweight & Lifting (no-barbell) – These include a combination of box jumps, wall balls, and kettlebells along with the bodyweight movements mentioned in the 1st group.
3) Bodyweight & Barbell – Mixture of bodyweight and gymnastics movements combined with barbell movements.
4) Barbell-Only or “The Heavies” – Benchmark WODs with only barbell movements.
CrossFit Abbreviations and Acronyms
AFAP: As Fast as Possible
AMRAP: As Many Reps as Possible
EMOM: Every minute on the minute for the specified amount of time