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23 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You Do CrossFit

Where Fran is not the name of your weird aunt.

1. “Box”

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What it usually means: A container, case, or receptacle used to put things in.

What it means when you do CrossFit: A place where you drip sweat, spill blood, shed tears, and kick ass.

2. “Paleo”

What it usually means: An era in history when humans first learned how to use tools.

What it means when you do CrossFit: The best and worst diet ever.

3. “Counting”

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What it usually means: Reciting numbers.

What it means when you do CrossFit: An activity you can do forward, backwards, and sideways when keeping tracking of reps.

4. “Open”

What it usually means: Allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space.

What it means when you do CrossFit: The most wonderful time of the year.

5. “Shoes”

What is usually means: Something you wear on your feet.

What it means when you do CrossFit: The single most expensive and important part of your wardrobe.

6. “Palms”

What it usually means: The inner part of your hand.

What it means when when you do CrossFit: The roughest part of your entire body.

7. “Rx”

What it usually means: An abbreviation for prescription.

What it means when you do CrossFit: A lofty, but attainable goal.

8. “Chalk”

What it usually means: A instrument used to write on chalkboards.

What it means when you do CrossFit: The only thing saving your hands from total destruction.

9. “Ring”

What it usually means: A common jewelry piece worn on the fingers.

What it means when you do CrossFit: An object that totally lacks stability.

10. “Clock”

What it usually means: A device used to tell time.

What it means when you do CrossFit: A nemesis you are constantly racing against.

11. “Games”

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What it usually means: Structured activities for enjoyment.

What it means when you do CrossFit: An event you set your DVR for.

12. “Thruster”

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What it usually means: A propulsion device used for spacecrafts.

What it means when you do CrossFit: Pain, pure pain.

13. “Cheat”

What it means: Breaking a rule to gain advantage or favor.

What it means when you do CrossFit: Eating a whole pizza, two burgers, and three cupcakes in one sitting.

14. “Carbs”

What it usually means: Molecules that provide your body with heat and energy.

What it means when you do CrossFit: The enemy.

15. “Tire”

What it usually means: A rubber cushion that forms a wheel.

What it means when you do CrossFit: The heaviest object you’ve ever lifted.

16. “Snatch”

What it usually means: One of the worst words ever.

What it means when you do CrossFit: A movement that elicits pride.

17. “Fran”

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What it usually means: A women’s name no one younger than your grandma has heard.

What it means when you do CrossFit: The most intense workout you’ve ever experienced.

18. “White board”

What it usually means: A wipeable surface for teaching or presentations.

What it means when you do CrossFit: A daily reminder of where you stand.

19. “Wallball”

What it usually means: A fun schoolyard game.

What it means when you do CrossFit: Trying not to get hit in the face with a 20 pound medicine ball.

20. “Gear”

What it usually means: A rotating part of a machine.

What it means when you do CrossFit: The stuff you spend your entire paycheck on.

21. “Shirt”

What it usually means: A garment for the upper body.

What it means when you do CrossFit: Something you’ll hopefully never have to wear again.

22. “B.S.”

What it usually means: An abbreviation for bullshit.

What it means when you do CrossFit: A metric of raw strength.

23. “CrossFit”

What it usually means: A popular and sometimes controversial exercise program.

What it means when you do CrossFit: An awesome way of life that you absolutely love.

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