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January 28, 2016

Skill

EMOM for 10 Minutes
[Odd] :30 Kipping Handstand Push-Up
[Even] :30 Seconds of L-Seat on the floor

In this skillwork you will be attempting a set of handstand push-ups every other minute for 10 minutes for a total of 5 rounds.  This is a higher skill gymnastic movement that requires a lot of upper body strength.  A great way to scale the movement for individuals that are comfortable being inverted and have the strength, is stacking 1 or 2 abmats.  Resist stacking more than 2 abmats because this takes away from the technique and range of motion of a HSPU. Rather complete pike push-ups, as these work through a similar range of motion.  For pike push-ups keep your legs straight as you complete each rep.  At the bottom of each rep your hands and head should create a triangle.  To increase the difficulty of the pike push-up try putting your feet on a box. On the even minutes we will perform an L-Seat. Most athletes will want to avoid the parallettes or rings as those will fatigue the arms for the handstand push-up skill work.  Scale the L-Sit to a method that lets you keep your legs elevated for more than a few seconds.  You can try them with one leg tucked or both.   Moving your hands out towards your feet will increase the difficulty of the hold.

 

WOD

AMRAP in 25 Minutes

400M Run
90 seconds rest

Workout notes: For this workout your score will be the total number of rounds you complete forcing yourself to hold 90 seconds rest every round.  The only exception to that rule is if you have enough time to complete another round in the last few minutes of the workout by cutting the 90 seconds rest then do so rather if you feel you are capable.  It is recommended to also keep track of your split times for each 400M.  Each 400m run should be strong effort but you want to run at a pace you can hold for several rounds so don’t perform an all out sprint during the first few rounds.

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