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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5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your 24AMRAP Event

Let’s not beat around the bush. The 24AMRAP event is a truly unique event. There’s nothing like it anywhere on earth. And after you sign up your team(s) you can decide how you want to play this out. Here are some things that are going to happen simply because you are competing in the event:

  1. your box/affiliate is going to be open for a really long time – the event lasts for 24 hours, take a couple hours before the event to set everything up and a few hours after to wrap it up and we’re talking about 26-30 hours. That’s a long time…
  2. like we said, it’s unique – when you tell someone, CrossFit athlete or not, what you are about to do, they usually react surprised, awestruck or laugh at you. Or a combination of those responses will occur. That’s because it sounds (and is) pretty radical. Hardcore. Or crazy. Which one depends on the mindset of the person in question. But yeah: it’s a… thing…
  3. it’s going to involve a lot of people – so it’s not just going to be the 6 athletes that are in the team. There will be supporters, assistants, caretakers, more supporters, people who like to see other people suffer, fans, more supporters etc. From surveys we conducted throughout the last three editions of the 24AMRAP Challenge with some of the competing teams we estimate that every team “brings” 20 people with them. Spouse, friends, fellow athletes… so yeah, it’s going to be fun. With other people, some who’ve never set foot in a CrossFit box before…

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Equipment List 24AMRAP

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Good day, mighty warriors!

This is the equiment list per team for the #24AMRAP Challenge. This list is a minimal set of the required equipment to complete the challenge.

  • Men’s barbell – 20kg
  • Women’s barbell – 15kg
  • Weight plates: 2 sets of 2.5kg, 2 sets of 5kg, 4 sets of 10kg
  • Kettlebell – 8kg
  • Kettlebell – 12kg
  • Kettlebell – 16kg
  • Sandbag – 10kg
  • Sandbag – 15kg
  • Plyo box 20″/24″
  • Plyo box 20″/24″
  • Medicine ball – 4kg
  • Medicine ball – 6kg
  • Medicine ball – 9kg
  • Pull-up bar
  • set of rings
  • Jump Rope
  • 4 Cones (disc cones or high cones)
  • Concept 2 Rower
  • Squat rack or set of Barbell support stands

If you have any questions regarding equipment, contact us here

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!