Open 15.4 March 23, 2015


Open 15.4

Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of:

  • 3 handstand push-ups
  • 3 cleans
  • 6 handstand push-ups
  • 3 cleans
  • 9 handstand push-ups
  • 3 cleans
  • 12 handstand push-ups
  • 6 cleans
  • 15 handstand push-ups
  • 6 cleans
  • 18 handstand push-ups
  • 6 cleans
  • 21 handstand push-ups
  • 9 cleans

Etc., adding 3 reps to the handstand push-up each round, and 3 reps to the clean every 3 rounds.

Men clean 185 lb.
Women clean 125 lb.

My workout:
Going in I knew this was going to be very tough. I was a bit nervous if I would get the handstand push ups. I usually only do strict handstand pushups and can only do them with at least 1 abmat and never from the ground. But, for this workout, kipping is allowed. I knew that I should be able to do it from the ground with a kip, but since I never really tried I was still a bit nervous. During the warmup I got a couple, which was a relief! Then the other obstacle was the clean.. my 1 rep max is 125 lbs! And the last time I attempted that weight I couldn’t get it up.. I didn’t attempt it during the warmup.. so it was going to be a surprise. Just before the workout started I tried another handstand pushup and failed!! Which made me extra nervous :p. But during the workout I managed to get the first 3 reps easily within the first minute. But then it was onto the clean.. I can’t squat clean properly so I kept trying to power clean it.. and failing.. until whoppa 1 rep! I kept trying for the remaining minutes, but that was all I had. 4 reps total. I was still happy with it :).

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