Rowgatta Book of Jargon: A Guide to our Studio Lingo

Whether you have yet to take a Rowgatta class (what are you waiting for?!) or even if you’re one of our most dedicated Athletes, you may hear some new or unfamiliar terms in class. We’ve created this Book of Jargon to help you navigate the studio lingo.

 

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training. Scientifically proven to maximize results. For more information, see here or here or here.

 

HILIT: High Intensity, Low Impact Training. At Rowgatta, we believe that everyone should be able to push themselves without damaging their joints.

 

Erg: An indoor rowing machine and crucial part of the Rowgatta workout.

 

Floor or Floor Station: The numbered benches in the studio where the off-rower work is performed. Each station includes dumbbells, kettlebells, and other forms of resistance training for a total body workout.  

 

AMRAP: As Many Rounds/Reps As Possible. A type of interval workout where you try to complete as many rounds or repetitions of a specific task in a set amount of time.

Example: A Coach may instruct Athletes on the floor stations to complete a 3-minute AMRAP of 10 sit-ups, 12 kettlebell swings, and 15 air squats. As an Athlete, this means that during those 3 minutes, you will try to complete as many “rounds” of 10 sit-ups, 12 kettlebell swings, and 15 air squats as you can. Over time, you will see how you’re able to complete more rounds/reps in the same time period.

 

Tabata: A type of interval workout where one or more movements is repeated for a set number of rounds with a specified amount of rest between each round. Typically, a Tabata workout lasts 4 minutes and consists of 8 rounds of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest.

Example: A Coach may instruct Athletes on the floor stations to complete a 4-minute Tabata of burpees. As an Athlete, you will do as many burpees are you can for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds before going back for another 20 seconds of burpees, and so on. You will repeat this sequence until having completed 8 total rounds of burpees.

 

EMOM: Every Minute On the Minute. A type of interval workout where you perform a specific task at the start of every minute for a set amount of time.   

Example: A Coach may instruct Athletes on the floor stations to complete a 6-minute EMOM alternating between 5 pushups, 10 sit-ups, and 15 kettlebell swings. As an Athlete, you will complete 5 pushups in the first minute and rest for the remainder of that minute, then you’ll complete 10 sit-ups in the next minute and rest of the remainder of that minute, and finally, you’ll complete 15 kettlebell swings in the third minute and rest for the remainder of that minute. Since the EMOM was set for 6 minutes, you would repeat this sequence twice. The point of an EMOM is that the faster you work, the more you get to rest!  

 

Rounds/Reps For Time: A type of interval workout where you perform a specific task or number of rounds as fast as possible.  

Example: A Coach may instruct Athletes on the floor stations to complete 3 rounds of 5 burpees and 10 dumbbell shoulder press “for time,” meaning as fast as you can.

 

Buy-In: A task to be completed right before you start a set or workout.    

Example: A Coach may instruct Athletes on the floor stations to perform a buy-in of 50 air squats before starting their first “set” of the day.

 

Cash Out: The opposite of a Buy-In. A task to be completed right after you finish a set or workout.   

Example: A Coach may instruct Athletes at the end of class to perform a cash out of 20 burpees before they leave.

 

Max Effort: A burst of 100% effort or all-out sprint.   

Example: A Coach may instruct Athletes on the rowers to alternate between 30 seconds of max effort (all out sprint) and 30 seconds of recovery.