Ready To Rock!

Warriors!!!!!!

We are almost at the starting line of the first ever Summer Edition of the 24AMRAP Challenge! Are you ready?! Born ready right?!

Before we get started we first want to thank you for participating in this event, we are truly honored to be your host these coming 24 hours. A big salute to you, bold athlete, for you have not just chosen to be just uncomfortable, but have chosen to be tested for real, chosen to step not out of your comfort zone but to frogleap way beyond it.

We wish you 24 hours of safe and joyfull WOD joy, laughter, sunshine, reps, good food and sweat. Remember, when you are down and out to keep your smile up and relax. One rep after the one your doing right now, don’t overthink it, don’t look too far ahead into the future, enjoy the moment. It’s all we have.

See you on the other side!

Renato, Brechje, Marco = 24AMRAP Crew

Hour One Is Upon Us!

Mighty warriors,

We are almost at the starting line. We are about to embark on an epic mission that will take us into the magnificent depths of human performance, grit, durability, friendship and community. Hundreds of athletes and support staff in dozens of affiliates in many different countries and continents will be focused and executing the exact same movements at the exact same time in real time. Think about it. Yeah, pretty darn amazing right?!

Your team captain has received the final Briefing Email a couple of days ago with all the details needed for participating in the event, if he/she hasn’t forwarded it, alert them to this fact immediately as you’re reading this. That email is crucial to participating in the event, especially the part of the scoring process. Remember that this is a real-time Every Hour On The Hour event so clear, speedy communication is important. Any questions or hiccups, email us ASAP!

I hope your team is ready to rock with all preparations set but still here are some resources we’ve mentioned before but I thought it would be wise to list them again on one page.

Have fun preparing for the event!

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The Day After

Warriors!

Congrats! You survived the 24-hour AMRAP Challenge. Designed to be the ultimate physical and mental ultra endurance team test for CrossFit athletes, this is no small accomplishment! Now the aftermath and revovery process starts. Here are some tips we accumulated over the years as competitors and organizers to help with that:

  • eat and drink many, many calories! – you burn through 10k calories during the #24AMRAP easily and to replenish and rebuild, you need calories
  • recovery work – although hanging out on the couch watching Netflix might feel right, we highly recommend revovery work: stretching, SMR work, ROMWOD, active recovery work on the rower or stationary bike etc, it will significantly speed recovery time (and make you feel better)
  • because this challenge is so exhausting and taxing mentally, we also highly recommend not forgetting about mental and psychological recovery: spend quality time with your loved ones, visit the box to have some coffee and talk to your teammates, coaches and fellow community members. The mind is a muscle, do not neglect it, it controls your body. If you need to find some clarity after this barrage of stimuli and sensory overload try an app like Headspace to find your bearings again.

If you are interested in a structural physical and mental recovery program for CrossFit athletes the new daily recovery program RecoveryWOD might just be your cup o’ tea, get notified when they launch here.

Rest well friend, we are proud of you and yours.

 

5 Tips To Win The 24AMRAP challenge

Mighty warriors. Only hours to go before we deepdive into the adventure that is the 24AMRAP Challenge and to boldly go where no CrossFitter has gone before. Kinda. In an earlier post we talked about surviving the 24AMRAP, now let’s talk about winning it. Here are 5 tips, based on the data and experience shared by previous champions, and succesful teams from around the globe:

  1. Reps Are King – let’s not beat around the bush, defending World Champions “Pennies For The Boatman” cranked out 53000+ reps last year. That means that if you want to get a shot at the title, you need to consistently bang out at least 2300 reps per hour. For 24 hours.
  2. No Sleep Till Booklyn – a no-brainer really,  champions don’t lie down and snooze the night away…
  3. Don’t Waste A Second – to maximize the amount of reps produced, you need to position and plan your carrousel in such a way that there are never athletes standing around, looking for equipment, or walking towards the pull-up bars etc. You lose reps, see point 1
  4. Caroussel Eating – keep the food and drinks nearby and refuel while the carrousel keeps on turning, eating and drinking right after your turn, maximizing rep production
  5. The Right Soldiers For The Mission – we’ve seen firsthand how some members from a team want to go for max reps every hour and other members from that team just want to hang out, sip coffee and chill. If you want to win, make sure you are in the right team!

Have fun preparing!