Understanding the terminology behind cross-functional fitness will help any athlete from beginner to professional gain a deeper understanding of the technique and improve their performance. Let’s familiarize ourselves with the basic concepts used in this popular sport:

  1. AMRAP (As Many Rounds as Possible): A workout structure challenging participants to complete as many rounds of a set circuit within a given time frame.
  2. Box: Slang for a cross-functional fitness gym, characterized by its minimalistic and functional setup.
  3. Chipper: A workout that involves a series of different exercises, usually performed in high volume, to be completed in sequence as quickly as possible.
  4. EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute): A workout format where a specific task must be completed at the start of every minute, continuing for a set number of minutes.
  5. MetCon (Metabolic Conditioning): High-intensity workouts aimed at enhancing the efficiency and capacity of the body’s energy systems.
  6. Plyometrics: Exercises that involve rapid and repeated stretching and contracting of muscles, designed to increase muscle power.
  7. PR (Personal Record): The best performance achieved by an individual in a specific exercise or workout.
  8. RFT (Rounds for Time): A workout goal where the objective is to complete a predefined number of rounds or sequences of exercises as fast as possible.
  9. WOD (Workout of the Day): The specific set of exercises prescribed for a particular day, often including various movements and intensities.

Understanding this terminology is crucial for anyone looking to fully immerse themselves in the world of cross-functional fitness. Familiarity with these terms not only facilitates better communication within the community but also enhances your training experience by clarifying workout formats and goals.