The workouts are written to be as simple as possible - sometimes abbreviations or formatting that is commonly understood in CrossFit is used so let's take a look at what each of those mean.
The basic layout of a workout will be:
1) Warm Up
The purpose of the warm up is to warm up your entire body as well as the specific areas the strength training and workout will be focusing on. Warm ups often consist of sections (A, B, C) and they are meant to be done in sequential order.
2) Strength Training
Strength training is specifically designed to help you build muscle in a specific muscle group.
Anytime weights are involved in the strength training or workout, the numbers will always be displayed in the same way. The number before the exercise is the number of reps you'll perform of said exercise. The number after the exercise is the weight in pounds. The men's weight will be first, then after the "/" will be the woman's weight. For example:
10 Power Snatches 75/55#
3) Workout of the Day (WOD)
The purpose of the workout is generally metabolic conditioning. Some common abbreviations for the workouts include:
AMRAP: As many rounds as possible
EMOM: Every minute on the minute
Tabata: You go for as many reps as possible in 20 seconds, then rest for 10. Go again for 20 seconds and 10 second break in between for 4 minutes. Usually you pick one exercise for the whole 4 minutes, for example push ups or air squats.