Before yesterday, the number of times that I did (real) hand-stand push ups in a WOD was a big fat ZERO. I had done them from a box.
Hand-stand push ups are on my GOALS list for 2014. But, I knew eventually they would creep in (probably before I was ready for them). Well, ready or not here they come.
But first, we squat.
Strength: 4 sets of 2 front squats & 4 back squats @ 95% of 1RM front squat. (My 1RM front squat is 190#). I started at 185#, and went down to 155# because I was losing my form on the front squats. I was also feeling a little like the tank was on EMPTY. I really felt like I didn’t have enough to eat before the workout. But, the show must go on.
Wednesday January 29th:
9 HSPU (2 ab mats and a 10# plate)
9 push press (115/75#)
20 lateral box jumps (24/20)http://youtu.be/U_NQRHsy4z8
6 push press (115/75)
20 lateral box jumps
9 push press (115/75)
My Score: 5:18
That was fun…okay, not really. But, I enjoyed doing the handstand push ups in a WOD. I’ve practiced them like 1x a month ago. Although I probably only had to go down like 2″ to touch my head on the mat…it was still better than any other time-using the box. The first set of 9 I did unbroken, then the next set of 6, I had to do 4, rest and then 2. The last set I had to come out of the handstand completely once, but broke that one into 6 & 3.
My push press felt really strong, but those lateral box jumps. What a silly movement. When I looked at the video the night before, I was like…oh no…I’m totally gonna be the one to biff it on this one. And if you catch the edge of your shoe or something, you’d be toast! BUT, I didn’t biff, I did them all…with minimal rest. WINNING! (did I just say winning)?
Can you do handstand push ups???
What is the one move you’d like to learn but haven’t mastered yet?