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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5 Tips To Survive The 24AMRAP Challenge

5 Tips To Survive The 24AMRAP Challenge

This will be the third edition of our 24AMRAP event. After two editions as both competitors and organizers, we’ve learned a lot about what makes teams effective. And what makes them less effective. Let us share some of the tips we share with our teams here at CrossFit Helmond, accumulated by watching our most successful teams work and picking the brains of effective teams from all over the world.

Tip 1. Consistency and continuity are key – don’t treat this challenge as a high intensity interval WOD, it will ask too much of your body. Try not to go in cycles of hard work and rest, your body will get too banged up. Make sure you plan correctly to keep that engine running smoothly and keep it up, don’t get too caught up in movements that require lots of explosive energy. You won’t keep that up for a long time, it’s 24 hours, not 24 minutes…

Tip 2. Pacing, pacing, pacing – First off you need to understand that it’s not about individual pacing. You will automatically pace to the fastest team member, it just happens, even when you start at your own pace. So having a realistic talk with your team about pacing as a team, with different athlets who are good at different movements, will help you stick to a pace that’s the most effective in the long run. Just like when you’re doing a long WOD like “Murph”, “Whitten” or a long running or rowing session, it’s not a good idea go too fast and burn yourself up in the first part of this challenge. And “first part” in “Murph” means that 1 mile run and those first rounds of reps, in this challenge it means going too fast in the first 4-6 hours and finding out in hours 12-15 that you’re totally wasted with an entire workday of CrossFit left to go. Set a pace, either in reps or working time, in your carrousel, and stick to it.

Tip 3. Know thy self – One of the things you will get out of this experience (one of many) is that you will really find the edges of your comfort zone and step over it, and you will stay in that dark zone for a long time. How well you know yourself, your limits, strength and weaknesses, will determine when and how long you have to stay in that dark place. If you get there and you stay there too long, get out and recuperate. We’ve seen first hand how athletes stay in that dark place too long. It ain’t pretty. From total breakdowns to quitting the sport altogether (that really happened!). Remember, 24 hours is a long time to be hurting…

Tip 4. Know your teammates – We encourage all our teams to go out to dinner, have drinks, to get to know each other. Well. When you’re all tired, hurting, hungry, and desperate, little misunderstandings and friction between teammates can get ugly real fast. We’ve seen it happen and we’ve heard it from other teams. Just knowing what makes your teammates tick, can make a lot of difference!

Tip 5. Have fun – For god’s sake, have fun! Having lots of laughs will really push back that tired feeling. We’ve had athletes work out in their pyjama’s, we’ve seen athletes set up entire beds complete with nightstands in their box, dressing up, karaoke, disco lights… a 24 hour party in your box, with your friends. What more do you want? 3, 2, 1, GO!

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Video Judging And Scoring FAQ

Hello athletes,

  • video judging – if your intent is to win the competition you are required to film at least 15 minutes of every hour of your team working for us to validate the movement standards, you do not need to send the video footage during the event, archive it online or on a harddrive! If you end up in a top position on the leaderboard after the event we could ask you to send all the footage
  • scoring – we sent out a step-by-step explanation of the entire scoring process and the url to the scoring form on monday the 4th of december, check your inbox!!!

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about scoring and video judging, so Renato will explain:

 

Fallback Movement 2016: Burpee

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The Fallback Movement is a movement that will count as one repetition throughout the entire 24 hour AMRAP challenge. So basically, at any time during the 24 hours, you can use it to score one rep/point.

This year, as in year one, the Fallback Movement is… the Burpee.

Movement Standards:

  • position A – toes, knees, hips and chest in contact with the floor
  • position B – full extension of knees and hips, feet off the floor, clap behind or above the head

You could choose to use the Fallback Movement in many ways, here are four often-used applications:

  1. in the trainsition from hour to hour when the three new movements are being published, team huddle, who’s doing what, one athlete can do Burpees to keep the rep count going
  2. an athlete is unable or unwilling to perform all the movements programmed for that hour
  3. doing Burpees will be more efficient in terms of rep production that doing one of the three movements programmed for that hour
  4. you just love them Burpees so very much

In previous years, the Fallback Movement was used extensively by succesful teams to keep the rep count up and going. Choose, plan, and execute wisely!

 

Team formulier nederlandse teams

Welkom bij de 24-hour AMRAP Challenge. Vul dit formulier in zodat we de gegevens van je team compleet kunnen maken:

24AMRAP Summer Challenge Team Form

De algemene voowaarden kun je hier vinden.