ArenA Throwdown 2019

ArenA Throwdown 2019

The Johan Cruijff ArenA. Home of football ( Soccer ) club Ajax. An ample open space used for football matches with up to 60.000 supporters. Events like rock concerts or massive dance events like sensation white or black are now home to the first Crossfit throwdown.

Layers of metal flooring are placed to preserve the grass layer. After adding fencing and workout equipment, there are four workout arena’s where the participants compete.

With Crossfit Energy athletes competing in the Elite, Men 35-40, Teens categories each athlete competed in their class. With four workouts to try and win first place in the event.

Johan Tokkie of Crossfit Energy spends extra time with the competing athletes to prepare them for the ArenA Throwdown events to come. Testing workouts and strategize how to approach a specific WOD when they announce them a few days upfront.

With 17 Crossfit Energy athletes and 4 arena’s, it is almost impossible to follow them all. The images are a ‘snapshot’ of the events.

This year as it the first year in the big Amsterdam ArenA ( Johan Cruijff ArenA), everything at the ArenA Throwdown was new and exciting. 2020 will be more exciting because everyone wants to participate in next year’s event. It will be harder to qualify for the finals. And the achievement will be even more massive.

ArenA Throwdown 2019 workouts

Arena 1, ‘Sandbag Run’

4 Rounds for time (Time cap 7:00)
64 Meter Sandbag sprint.

Elite

55Kg/40Kg
40Kg/25Kg
25Kg/25Kg
25Kg/9Kg (Medball)

Advanced

55Kg/40Kg
40Kg/25Kg
25Kg/25Kg
25Kg/9Kg (Medball)

Scaled

55Kg/40Kg
40Kg/25Kg
25Kg/25Kg
25Kg/9Kg (Medball)

Juniors

40Kg / 40Kg
25Kg / 25Kg
25Kg / 25Kg
9kg (Medball) / 9Kg (Medball)

Teens

25Kg / 25Kg
25Kg / 25Kg
9kg (Medball) / 9Kg (Medball)
9kg (Medball) / 9Kg (Medball)

Arena 2, ‘Get a grip’

7 Minutes AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible)

Elite

12/10 Cal assault bike
10 Thrusters
10 Toes to bar
10 Front squats
10 Bar Muscle-ups

Seniors, 35+, 45+ 55+: 50/35

Advanced

12/10 Cal assault bike
10 Thrusters
10 Toes to bar
10 Front squats
10 Chest to bar

Scaled

12/10 Cal assault bike
10 Thrusters
10 Knee raises
10 Front squats
10 Pull-ups

Senior: 40/25
35+, 45+ 55+: 30/20

Teens & Juniors

12/10 Cal assault bike
10 thrusters
10 Toes to bar
10 Front Squats
10 Pull-ups

Teens: 35/25 Kg
Juniors: 40/30 Kg

Arena 3, ‘The Concept Sprint’

For time (Time cap 7:00 Minutes)

Elite/Advanced/Scaled
Bike erg sprint 1500/1000Mtr
Ski erg sprint 1000/1000Mtr

Arena 4, ‘The Hammer’

Four rounds for time (Time cap 7:00 minutes)

Elite

12 Deadlifts
9 Hang cleans
6 Shoulder to overhead

Senior: 60/40
35+, 45+, 55+: 50/35

Advanced

12 Deadlifts
9 Hang cleans
6 Shoulder to overhead

Senior, 35+: 40/25
45+, 55+: 40/30

Scaled

12 Deadlifts
9 Hang cleans
6 Shoulder to overhead

Teens & Juniors

12 Deadlifts
9 Hang Cleans
6 Shoulder to overhead

Teens: 35/25
Juniors: 40/30

Nederland, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 30-06-2019 De eerste editie van de ArenA Throwdown. Een Crossfit wedstrijd in de Johan Cruijf Arena (Voorheen de Amsterdam Arena). In 4 zogenoemde workout area's strijden sporters tegen elkaar en vooral tegen zichzelf om een zo goed mogelijke prestatie neer te zetten. Netherlands, Amsterdam, North-Holland, 30-06-2019 The first edition of the ArenA Throwdown. A crossfit competition in the Johan Cruijff ArenA (the former Amsterdam Arena). In four workout area's the athletes compete against each other but foremost against themselves. (Photo by: Guillaume Groen / Guillaume Groen fotografie)