This place is for anyone and everyone! From those who want to win the CrossFit Games to those who just want to workout for 30-60 minutes a few times/week. We have quite a few commonly asked questions. Check out them below to help you understand how we do things here!
Why does Mayhem Athlete have the metcons before the strength?
This is a staple to Mayhem Athlete! We regularly do strength after the metcons to lift under fatigue. This helps us emphasize our form and technique, while making lifting that much easier for us during competition! Consider how many times in competition or the Open, you have to get under a heavy weight while tired. Now, you’ll be ready, while others will be weary. And if you get to lift fresh, great! If you've watched Rich (and Mayhem Freedom) in competition during Strength events, they usually do very well (and often win), especially when the lift is after another event (under fatigue/while "tired"). And he is the #goat so we would do well to join him on this.
Can you help me know how to scale? Or substitute movements?
Yes! Check out our Scaling and Substitution Movement Document Here!! The link above will take you straight to it! It includes a robust number of options and explanation for how we scale/sub movements.
For Strength, When do I "squat" and when do I "power" a movement?
If it is strength, always squat the movement unless it specifies power For example: 3 Position Snatch 2x3 1 High Hang Snatch + 1 Above the Knee Snatch + 1 Snatch 2x3 reps @ 65% 1RM Snatch These are ALL squat movements! Basically for strength, assume it is Squat unlees it says Power Power Clean: 10,8,6,4,2 (Work up to a heavy double for the day.) It says power so keep it that way
For Metcons, When do I "squat" and when do I "power" a movement? With these we try to usually specify which type of movement it needs to be (i.e. we will write out squat snatch or power snatch in the workout. Do what is written). Every so often it will just say the movement (i.e. snatch). If it just says snatch in a METCON, that means it is your choice between squat and power. For example: 30 power snatches (135/95) obviously power snatch these For example: 30 snatches (135/95) you could chose power or squat and it would be considered Rx'd We apologize for some of this nuance with this, but we mainly blame the entire functional fitness industry as you will commonly find this wording dilemma :)
If I sub calories on (machine A) for calories on (machine B), is the workout considered scaled?
Yes it is scaled. Unless you do what is written in the whiteboard, it is scaled For example: 30 calorie bike erg if you sub 30 calorie row, it is still scaled. We know it would be very similar time domain and effort, but it is still scaled. Sorry. For example: 30 calorie assault bike (OR 24 calorie echo bike) if you did 24 calorie echo bike, it is considered Rx'd ONLY because we provided the "OR" option in the whiteboard. Doing a 30 calorie row here would still be scaled.
Where is this facebook group everyone talks about?
You can join here anytime! Please answer the 3 questions when you request to join, so we can know you are an active Mayhem Athlete. This is a vibrant community and our facebook group is one of many awesome parts of our crew
Should I click "Rx" or "Scaled" for the workout I did?
IF you peformed the workout EXACTLY as written in the whiteboard, then it is Rx'd! This includes when we provide an "OR" option, because this "OR" option is in the whiteboard. IF you changed or modified anything outside of that (even if it is due to lack of equipment) then it is scaled. We do this to help keep the leaderboard clean and we have to have standards. But make sure to enjoy the workout either way!!
Remember who you are:
While we all like knowing who really did Rx vs Scaled and how we stack up against the rest of the field each day, let's still enjoy using the leaderboard, but not obsess over it. Remember, there is always another workout coming tomorrow. And we, as Mayhem Athletes, are on the same team in the same fitness family!
Does "Muscle Ups" mean "Ring Muscle Ups"?
Yes! This is always true. We will always write "Bar Muscle Ups" when we want that.
How do I know if I should do this program or another one?
Know your goals! We have tracks available for EVERYONE from any fitness background and abilities. Don't feel like you have to stay in one forever if its too much of a challenge (or too little). Refer to the Target Times and Time Caps! If you can consistently finish within the Target Time and Time Cap frame for workouts in this program then go for it! Otherwise, you can try another program available.
Why are people listing their age and country flag after my name like others in SugarWOD?
This lets everyone know which age bracket you are in, keeps the leaderboard interesting, and helps us all relate at a more personal level! The country flag does this as well and definitely looks cool beside your name when you post your score or comment in SugarWOD. You can easily do this in your SugarWOD profile by clicking "More" at the bottom right hand corner of your app > click "Your Profile Info" > add your age and country flag under your "Last Name" after your actual last name. For example: Stark 53 🇺🇸
Are there any exclusive discounts I get as a Mayhem Athlete?
Yes!!! MAYHEM MINDSET COURSE: If anyone is interested in doing the mayhem mindset course from Jimmy Hensel you can use code MAYHEM20OFF for 20% off and begin anytime at https://www.mayhemmindset.com/ MAYHEM APPAREL: Coming soon INSIDE TRACKER: Coming soon RP STRENGTH: rp.app/code/froning (33% off first 6 months = $9.99) VICTIS: VictisFroning (25% off) ADVOCARE: https://referral.advocare.com/x/h8YCzq (First time buyers get 10% off) KETTLEBROS: Coming soon ADVOCARE: Coming soon
MayhemNation.TV FREE for you!
We've included all of the instructions below in an easy to read email sent to your associated SugarWOD email. But we have it here as well to make it more accessible to you! If you are new to Mayhem Athlete, please allow 72 hours for your access to be granted on Mayhem Nation TV
MayhemNation.TV Login Instructions
Mayhem Athletes! We are pumped to announce the launch of our new website mayhemnation.tv! You have FREE access for the life of your Mayhem Athlete Subscription on SugarWOD!
We have included INSTRUCTIONS for you to sign in!
The EASIEST way to login to mayhemnation.tv is outlined HERE. Visit this link and enter your email Scroll down and Click on "Email me a sign in link" (1st Picture below) You will receive another email and click "Sign in now" (2nd picture below) Enjoy all the content on mayhemnation.tv! *You have option to Set Password in top righthand corner of the site.
What's the best way to use the site for now?
Currently, there are over 1500+ videos and 500+ workouts from Mayhem Compete, Mayhem 30 Bodyweight/Minimal, Mayhem Burgener Strength, Mayhem Aerobic Capacity, Mayhem Ready and more and morel! Going forward, daily workout video content will be housed in SugarWOD as well as Mayhemnation.tv, so you can easily access the workout video in either place. This is the daily workout overview and breakdown we've been doing, but taken up a notch! The best way to use the site, as of now, is treating it like a library of workouts! You can search in the "SEARCH" bar for movements and/or workout names at any time! For example: If you type in "push up" into the "SEARCH" bar, all workouts with push ups included will come up and you can view them! You can also use the "headings" at the top of the site to search within a specific program for workouts (i.e. M30 Bodweight) The MAYHEM app is also available for download within the app store that mirrors the site! We will have a LOT of new content and other features in the coming months and other features.
What about Mayhem Athlete on SugarWOD?
Mayhem Athlete on SugarWOD is staying the same! The improved video content will be on SugarWOD as well. You can think of Mayhemnation.tv as the growing "Netflix of Functional Fitness" with many of our Mayhem Athlete workouts (and other content coming soon), while Mayhem Athlete on SugarWOD is the up to date daily programming with results, scores, full warm ups, notes, etc. That is why you will find it easier to follow along day to day in SugarWOD. You can use mayhemnation.tv for selecting workouts by "movement" or workout name (i.e. "Avengers"). Within Mayhemnation.tv, Mayhem 30 Bodyweight and Mayhem Minimal have dates listed you can go back to. Mayhem Compete has only categories of our "named" workouts. This is by design. The Competitor Package is meant to be followed in current time on Mayhem Athlete in SugarWOD for maximal benefit, and we want to give the most value to those on our Competitor Package. These workouts also require much more instruction and intentionality in the SugarWOD app, as well as increased benefit from logging scores and tracking progress. Mayhem 30 Bodyweight and Mayhem Minimal are easier to follow along fully with the simple, yet elegant video if one wanted to on mayhemnation.tv or in SugarWOD app. Please let us know any questions or feedback (good or bad) you have to email@example.com
How do I cast a YouTube video (or the daily live class) from SugarWOD to a TV?
First click those 3-dots link in SugarWOD’s YouTube post. Click on Share. The “Copy” option comes up and click on that. Open the internet and paste that link in the URL bar. When it pastes, you can now see the actual link and type that in on your TV. Android phones have trouble doing this at times