Progressions are the process by which we all learn something new, and are a vital component of skill development. The movements in CrossFit are no different. We all learn our very first snatch with a PVC pipe. After we've demonstrated some competency with a PVC then we move to a weighted barbell.
Gymnastic movements, also known as calisthenics, are no different. In some respects, it is even more important to follow calisthenic progressions because of the demands on ligaments and tendons. Calisthenics, like push-ups and handstand push-ups, demand ligament and tendon strength to support your body through the full range of motion.
Today's workout has handstand push-ups. If you don't have a standard push-up, on your toes, body tight, chest-to-deck with elbows pointing towards your hips, then you have no business attempting a handstand push-up. Lucky for us, we have progressions. Check out today's Technique Tuesday video for the progressions Coach Leslie suggests to modify today's workout. Good luck!
Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
20 box jumps 24/20"
10 handstand push-ups
This workout appeared on the CrossFit mainsite on Nov 22, 2015.
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