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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24AMRAP World Champions Interview

Pennies For The Boatman

The 24-hour AMRAP WOD is a challenge of epic proportions. Surviving 24 hours of non-stop back-to-back CrossFit action in itself is a feat of considerable physical and mental strenght. Winning it 2 years in a row is extraordinary. Pennies For The Boatman did it twice in a row and are back this year for the hattrick. Who are these athletes? We already put a spotlight on 24AMRAP veteran Nate Lerma, so now we’re going to take a closer look at the other team members. Sit back and enjoy…

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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!