The other day I did a WOD (workout of the day) which involved hand stand push-ups (HSPU). Since joining my CrossFit gym I have only done this move once and it was the baby beginner variation. The following video will show you variations of a hand stand push-up and some of those variations you can do in the comfort of your own home!
Handstand, Push-ups, Scales, Kipps, Strict <–This is the video.
I did my HSPU from the box on my knees. I promise, if you watch the video then what I am saying will make more sense haha! That wasn’t all, the actual WOD was a buy in of a mile run and 30 B*TCHES. A b*tch consists of 1 burpee, 1 pull-up, and 1 toe to bar.
The coach was only counting how many HSPU you actually accomplished AFTER you ran a mile and completed 30 B*TCHES. Needless to say, no one in my class got to the HSPU part of the WOD as we only had 13 minutes to complete it. It kicked by butt!
It should be noted that I did have to modify not only my HSPU (I did a few after the class ended because I am a glutton for punishment), but also my pull-up and toe to bar. For the pull up, since I can’t do one without the assistance of an elastic resistance band, I just did a jumping pull up. For my toe to bar, I did a knee to chest move instead (still super hard — don’t be fooled!).