FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Levels of programming?
Whats Rich Doing - Mayhem Compete
Mayhem Open Prep – Mayhem Aerobic Capacity – Mayhem Strength - Mayhem Masters
Mayhem 60 – Mayhem Scaled - Mayhem 30 (Bodyweight & Minimal)
What programs do I get access to when I purchase one of the a program?
Competitor: All of them!
Everyday Athlete: Mayhem 60, Mayhem Scaled, & Mayhem 30 (Bodyweight & Minimal)
What are the prices of each program?
Everyday Athlete: $19.95/month
Do you offer a military or first responder discount?
Yes! We offer a 10% discount for both!
Please email us from your active duty or first responder email (or email us some other type of proof) at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE you purchase your program and we will give you the discount code to use at checkout.
How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel in the SugarWOD app at anytime!
No email required
Just follow these instructions.
How many days a week is programming?
What’s Rich Doing:
This is usually 7 days of training each week with 1-2 of those days being more focused on aerobic work and/or swimming. This varies slightly depending on the time of the year with regards to competing and Rich’s travel schedule. It really does follow what Rich does each day 365 days of the year!
Mayhem Aerobic Capacity:
All other programs (Mayhem Compete, Mayhem Scaled, Mayhem Burgener Strength, Mayhem Masters, Mayhem 60, and Mayhem 30):
The rest of the programs have 6 days of workouts each week with Thursdays being active recovery and Sundays a complete rest day.
Do you have any instructional content to go along with programming?
Yes! We offer daily live classes that you can access in app along with a video of Rich (or the Mayhem Athlete team) explaining each workout. This goes along with the in depth workout notes provided each day!
Once you sign up, you will be granted access to mayhemnation.tv where you get a library including all of our daily videos!
How long does training typically take each day?
What’s Rich Doing: 2-4 hours.
This program varies the most as Rich’s volume can be very high.
Most days take this long including all the workouts and warming up for each one.
Mayhem Compete: 2-3 hours
Mayhem Masters: 2-3 hours
Mayhem Strength: 1.5-2.5 hours
Open Prep: 1.5-2.5 hours
Mayhem Aerobic Capacity: 1 hour
Mayhem Scaled: 60-90 minutes
Mayhem 60: 60 minutes
Mayhem 30: 30 minutes
When is programming released each week?
The entire 7 day training week will be available Sunday of each week by 3:00 p.m. CST. on the SugarWOD app.
If I only have 1 session to train and there are 2 sessions, what should I do?
We offer multiple programs that have just 1 session (Mayhem Scaled, Open Prep, Mayhem Burgener Strength, Mayhem Aerobic Capacity Mayhem 60, and Mayhem 30).
If you are in a program with 2 sessions and only have limited time but still want to follow that program (WRD, Mayhem Compete, or Mayhem Masters), start with the session that has the most things you need to work on as an athlete and attack that. If you finish that session and still have time, start the next session’s programming as long as you can maintain form and keep a moderate level of intensity with metcons.
What makes Mayhem Athlete unique from other resources offering online programming?
Our programs are programmed by Rich Froning and the Mayhem Athlete Team. No other entity within the CrossFit or fitness community has seen the level of success as CrossFit Mayhem. A large part of this is because of the unparalleled programming that exists within our community. We offer Mayhem Athlete programming so anyone and everyone can have access to our programming and help you improve your fitness.
What is the difference in Mayhem compete and “What’s Rich Doing”?
Many of the workouts in Compete are from workouts Rich does in a previous week and improves upon (or slightly modifies) the workout for those following this program. The overall volume is slightly less in Compete than the program “What’s Rich Doing” - which is exactly what Rich does. Compete also has skilled gymnastics but not quite to the volume or degree in “What’s Rich Doing” (for example: less pegboards and Handstand Walk Obstacles). Compete is best for those looking to make a Sanctional or who compete in local competitions regularly, while those looking to make the Games should follow “What’s Rich Doing” OR follow Compete and sprinkle in workouts from other programs (Mayhem Aerobic Capacity, Mayhem Burgener Strength, and/or What's Rich Doing).
Does Mayhem Athlete offer additional content besides programs for fitness?
Yes! We offer a weekly Mayhem Mindset within our programming piece to focus your mindset each week.
We also offer much more content with our Youtube Channel, Instagram page, and monthly newsletters.
When I sign up for a program, how do I receive and view the programming/workouts?
You will receive an email with login and instructions from SugarWOD and Mayhem Athlete.
What equipment do I need to follow Mayhem Athlete programming?
What’s Rich Doing: All of it.
But seriously, you need anything that would be in a fully equipped CrossFit Gym and a few more pieces of equipment. For equipment that most CrossFit gyms may not have, we offer the following scaling options:
Pegboard: 1x reps Legless Rope Climb
Heavy Rope for Double Under: 2x reps with regular double Under
150/100# Dball Clean: 1x reps Power clean 185/115
Bike Erg: .75x calorie on assault bike OR 2x meter distance on row
Assault Air Runner: Run outside
Mayhem Compete, Mayhem Scaled, Mayhem Burgener Strength, and Mayhem Masters: Barbell, Bumper Plates (45s-35s-25s-15s-10s-5s), Box, Jump Rope, Pull Up Rig, Squat Rack, Bench, Dumbbells (35s-50s-70s-100s. If you have just one set, you can make do.) Kettlebell (35-53-70. If you have just one, you can make do.), Rings, Med ball (20/14), Assault Bike and Rower
Mayhem 60: Barbell, Bumper Plates (45s-35s-25s-15s-10s-5s), Box, Jump Rope, Pull Up Bar, Dumbbells (50s/35s - 1 is sufficient, 2 is better), Kettlebell (53/35 - 1 is sufficient, 2 is better), Rings, Med ball (20/14), Rack (only for heavy squats/presses)
*Cardio machine are nice to have but not have to have
Mayhem Aerobic Capacity: Assault, Echo, or Airdyne Bike & Concept2 BikeErg or stationary bike. Assault or Concept2 Rower. Any lap swimming pool and the following equipment: Stopwatch or timer; Swim Fins; Kickboard; and Pull-Buoy. Any track, open road, or trail Concept2 SkiErg
Minimal: Jump Rope, Box and 1 Dumbbell (50/35)