October 9, 2010

Saturday 101009

Handstand walk 100 meters

If you fall, restart at the point of contact furthest from the finish.

Laurie Galassi 3:03, Mel Ockerby 4:20, Dave Leys 6:59, Kim Malz 7:02,
Mat Frankel 7:45, Pat Barber 7:50.
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Dave Leys.

"Analyzing the 105s" with Coach Mike Burgener, Kendrick Farris and Tony Budding, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"Rope Climb Prerequisites" with Adrian and Kim Bozman - video [wmv] [mov]

Laurie Galassi on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

Dave Leys on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

Mel Ockerby and Mat Frankel on today's WOD - video [wmv] [mov]

"Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
- Lord Edward Stanley

Posted by lauren at October 9, 2010 5:00 PM

Okay, now I'm toast.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Thatcher M/43/5'10"/194 at October 8, 2010 5:09 PM

OK, any ideas on a subsitute for this? I am in Afghan and i dont see myself do a handstand walk on gravel, if it could some how do it anyway.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Brad at October 8, 2010 5:09 PM

How am I supposed to do this?
I am terrible at balancing on my hands. Can you do this assisted? Have someone hold your feet as little as possible while trying to walk?

Comment #3 - Posted by: Gabriel Wright at October 8, 2010 5:10 PM

I hear ya there Brad, we are discussing this same thing right now.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Gabriel Wright at October 8, 2010 5:12 PM

Brad and gabe,

I'm in the same boat with you... I'm doing the CF Endurance Anaerobic WOD as a sub.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Mike at October 8, 2010 5:15 PM

A great substitute came up a while ago. It was called wall running, I think. You perform a handstand against the wall and then alternate lifting hands to touch same side shoulder. It's great exercise and helps build strength and balance specific to hand walking.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Thatcher M/43/5'10"/194 at October 8, 2010 5:16 PM

there will be no subs gabe, we've got this, 4 lenghts in the er will do it

Comment #7 - Posted by: matt c at October 8, 2010 5:19 PM

I'm not sure on how to measure distance in this way, but a good sub (or scaled) exercise are should taps - do a handstand against a wall and touch your right should with your right hand, then left hand to left should. This mimics a handstand "walk" only without the balance, coordination, agility and skill of a proper handstand walk.

Comment #8 - Posted by: harry at October 8, 2010 5:20 PM

*hand to shoulder

Comment #9 - Posted by: harry at October 8, 2010 5:21 PM

Thatcher and Harry-
Thank you for the suggestion I will probably be doing this.
You crazy little monkey you just saw me fall on my 210 pound ass on the ER floor I honestly dont see myself making this but I will give my best and if I dont make it I will sub.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Gabriel Wright at October 8, 2010 5:25 PM

Greg and Lauren, who's finding all these awesome quotes!?!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 72.5 209 46 yoa at October 8, 2010 5:30 PM


Comment #12 - Posted by: Ken 30/M/5'8/170 at October 8, 2010 5:34 PM

Way to kill it Mat and Mel.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Ben at October 8, 2010 5:48 PM

ah I'm screwed. I REALLY need to work on my HSPU anyway

Comment #14 - Posted by: Blanco at October 8, 2010 5:54 PM

Kendrick Farris is the best commentator to sit at that table.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Brian at October 8, 2010 5:57 PM

Kendrick Farris is the best commentator at that table.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Brian at October 8, 2010 5:58 PM

Mel and Mat... absolutely amazing and inspiring job! CFNE... a box of absolute fire breathers!

Comment #17 - Posted by: Phoenix at October 8, 2010 6:07 PM

I'm going to love this one. But my wrists will not.

I love the quote of the day:
"Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
- Lord Edward Stanley

Good stuff.

Comment #18 - Posted by: FinnishCraig 5'9"/23/m/150 at October 8, 2010 6:17 PM

Awe! I heart Dave!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Katy at October 8, 2010 6:27 PM

The video of Laurie. Unreal, but the music... a little cheesy....

I would pay to see the reaction of the guy driving the work truck past.

Comment #20 - Posted by: JohnB at October 8, 2010 6:27 PM

Soooo...this is really a WOD called, "Laugh at yourself while falling on your a$$ a lot." I think I'll just save time and do a butt walk instead.

The QOD is right on. Well said Lord Edward Stanley.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Cheri at October 8, 2010 6:36 PM

I just did this WOD and looked like a complete fool. Can we get back to serious stuff now?

Comment #22 - Posted by: Jose at October 8, 2010 6:41 PM

For all those looking for a sub, just youtube "wall walks" and "wall runs" runs are harder (basically that shoulder touching thing #8 described) wall walks = pushup position with your feet against the wall and walking your feet up and down. I'd say about 300 "hand steps" should approximate 100m walk.

You could always just go practice free handstands outside for a while too :)

Comment #23 - Posted by: sam_r at October 8, 2010 6:44 PM

Mr. Leys arms look more like legs!

Comment #24 - Posted by: grim at October 8, 2010 6:46 PM

This is going to be a Fun one! Even If it takes forever to finish, I am giving this a try in the park, it should be fun, atleast I know how to fall: Tuck and roll. have fun with this one everybody.


Comment #25 - Posted by: SANTI at October 8, 2010 7:16 PM

Bands hanging over the pullup bar will do for those who cant stand on a wall. I bought a set from AgainFaster. They were definetely worth the money. I think those guys have video demos on their site.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Headly at October 8, 2010 8:04 PM

If you can't do the 100m handstand walks, I would suggest doing some form work on this skill itself.

The wall walks are a great substitute for building the muscular endurance to do 100m, but they don't do anything for your balance. Find your weakness, and train that up.

"Never quit because you are lazy, only quit because you are weak"

Comment #27 - Posted by: Joshua at October 8, 2010 8:12 PM

This is brilliant. Can't wait to hit this. It's a little creepy cause I've totally been working on HS walks lately. I recently finally got a decent freestanding handstand.
Sub as little as you can people. This is a great time to work the skill. It's already been said, but if a sub is needed definitely do wall runs.

Comment #28 - Posted by: Jordan D. at October 8, 2010 8:16 PM

Are you kidding me?

Comment #29 - Posted by: Andoryu in Japan M/32/6'/183 at October 8, 2010 8:55 PM

I've been practicing my handstand during my warm-up for months, but I never seem to get any better. Once in a while I can stay up for a few seconds, but those times seem more like luck.

I've been having some weird shoulder/upper back issues the past week, but if I feel good enough, I'll do a long handstand practice session as a sub tomorrow.

Comment #30 - Posted by: BC at October 8, 2010 8:55 PM

I'm going to need an assist on this one (balance). Have friend hold legs, but do 125m?

Comment #31 - Posted by: JP at October 8, 2010 9:35 PM


I could have sworn this one came up sometime in the last few months.

Comment #32 - Posted by: Latham M/30/180 Camp Cropper at October 8, 2010 10:18 PM

excellent commentary! Probably the best part of those games! Watch, listen and learn!

'that bar aint made of cotton candy' :)

Comment #33 - Posted by: stephen at October 9, 2010 1:19 AM

I can't even do handstands, so subbed for:

15 minutes of handstand drills
10 minutes of L-sit drills

Comment #34 - Posted by: Peter Hultgren at October 9, 2010 4:27 AM

subbed 300 wall runs

Comment #35 - Posted by: Tyler Scott at October 9, 2010 4:57 AM



Comment #36 - Posted by: cosmo at October 9, 2010 5:15 AM

Time: 19.15

Comment #37 - Posted by: Helzy - CF Northern Ireland at October 9, 2010 5:42 AM

Crossfit sri ram ashram,India

Front squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps


Comment #38 - Posted by: Arvind at October 9, 2010 6:13 AM

2010-10-09: 18:55.

Comment #39 - Posted by: gs at October 9, 2010 6:18 AM

by the way i love how it says "if" you fall

Comment #40 - Posted by: Chris S at October 9, 2010 6:30 AM

40m of handstand walk - first time doing this
around 15 min
afterwards run 1500 m 7:11

Comment #41 - Posted by: gepeto at October 9, 2010 6:41 AM

did some form work exercises as well as the hollow body position

Comment #42 - Posted by: Matt Militello at October 9, 2010 6:53 AM

As rx'd: 18:37

Comment #43 - Posted by: therozfather. 31/M/195 at October 9, 2010 6:56 AM

2'58''. Did it on a track, which helped with the lines and surface. Treated it as a race and went right back up after coming down. Used the technique to come down sideways so I didn't have to go back up as much on the restarts. Awesome WOD! Funny because me and a buddy at our box CrossFit Zurich, Switzerland just did a 10m Handstand walk sprint race couple of days ago :).

Comment #44 - Posted by: Bruno Neeser at October 9, 2010 6:57 AM


For time:
150 HSPU

14:24 rx

Comment #45 - Posted by: gb 43/m/71"/185# at October 9, 2010 7:19 AM

This WOD has been up on our leader board here at CrossFit Diesel for a couple of years. I'm glad to see that the Greater CrossFit Community gets to share in the love! (it's fun cause it BURNS so bad)

As a scale - we do a "Wall Walk", which is a lateral traverse of a 10m wall - 5 times right, then 5 times left.

Laurie and Mel both broke our gyms best time (Michael Gross ~5:24 he's our East Cost Spealler)

Great Job athletes & CrossFit.com for posting such a fun WOD!

Comment #46 - Posted by: Evan - CrossFit Diesel at October 9, 2010 7:22 AM

Rx'd - 11:50

Comment #47 - Posted by: Townsend m/27/5'8"/140 at October 9, 2010 7:33 AM

18:50...a gymnast I am not

Comment #48 - Posted by: Nickosaurus at October 9, 2010 7:42 AM

Don't know exactly what my time was but it was around 13-14 minutes. I was just happy to finish. Started out great and was able to go about 15m then it was rough going from there. Shoulders are much more tired than I imagine they would be...go figure.


Comment #49 - Posted by: Dan Blackmon (M/37/5'10"/175lb) at October 9, 2010 7:51 AM

Nice! A main site WOD I can do that won't tax me be fore I take on another Hero WOD today. Not sure how long it will take, but I can usually walk on my hands about 20 feet a try.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Corey Bibolet 40/M/163/5'8" at October 9, 2010 7:56 AM


Comment #51 - Posted by: Hossink M/39/5'8"/160 at October 9, 2010 7:58 AM

Handstand walk 100 meters

If you fall, restart at the point of contact furthest from the finish.

time 20:17

Done at the track. I got 5 steps twice, 4 steps once. the rest were 1s2s3s. The worst was 7trys with no forward motion. Just up and down.

No forward falls to add to distance. there was a few where I fell sidways to equil my hands, but no forward falls.

Comment #52 - Posted by: Nik Nichols 42yo,5'7''165lbs at October 9, 2010 7:59 AM

rx'd 47:36
try curling feet over more next time

Comment #53 - Posted by: charbs/25/185 at October 9, 2010 8:10 AM

Rx'd!!!!! Sweet finished at 12:30
Matt C finished in 10:17
We did this on the Helipad and the walkway out to the Helipad. Matt was 3/4 of the way through when he was interuppted by a Blackhawk coming in with patients. We took a few pictures of us here in Afghanistan we will have to send them in. congrats to all of those who attempted and finished even though it might have taken longer than you thought, and a good job to those who finished quickly and performed proficiently.

Comment #54 - Posted by: Gabriel Wright at October 9, 2010 8:17 AM

this one was alot of fun - as rxd 10:17

Comment #55 - Posted by: matt c at October 9, 2010 8:20 AM


I can't walk on my hands.
I can't even do a proper handstand.
I sub'd 200 alternating reps of handstand wall walks which took me 8:34, almost three times as long as Laurie needed to walk 100m on her hands.

Very impressive performances on todays videos to say the least.

Comment #56 - Posted by: Memuc at October 9, 2010 8:21 AM


Comment #57 - Posted by: mike d 148 5'7" 35 at October 9, 2010 8:36 AM

I can't balance at all without a wall. Subbed "Coe" instead. 19:45

Comment #58 - Posted by: Shaw at October 9, 2010 8:57 AM

Can't walk on my hands and no wall at home to do lateral walks.

5 rounds for time:

2 - 45' rope pulls (seated and unbraced, 1.5" diameter rope) through the second, third and fourth rungs of the stall bars.
20 - alternating pylo alligator pushups (feet and hands jumping into the air and switching together, chest and thigh touching and leaving ground together during the pushup)
20 - 20# Dball slams
10/10 - 17# Bulgarian bag round the body swings

15:58 - sweating bullets and breathing like a freight train. Amazing how much weaker my horizontal pulls are versus my vertical pulls. Pylo alligator pushups were tough...so were the ball slams (some escaped a good catch). Even the bag swings ended up uncoordinated and rough (smacked myself in the back a few times). This was a good workout addressing my weaknesses and coordination while fatigued.

Comment #59 - Posted by: Kelly Moore 47/F/5'/114# at October 9, 2010 9:19 AM

Laurie Gallasi walks faster on her hands than most union (teamsters) walk on their feet.

Comment #60 - Posted by: w at October 9, 2010 9:20 AM


As Rx'd:
I've been practicing these for a few weeks and I was still terrible at this WOD. Definitely one of my favorites though.

Comment #61 - Posted by: UpstateSooner at October 9, 2010 9:56 AM

As rx'd 8:44

Haven't really practiced hand walking that much. I was getting about 4 steps at a time.

Comment #62 - Posted by: Amykr F/38/5'9"/145 at October 9, 2010 10:08 AM

Great time for this wod to come up, did it on the beach. :)
Can't string many together yet, but got better, loved it.

Comment #63 - Posted by: brittk at October 9, 2010 10:22 AM


Comment #64 - Posted by: B. Rhaly at October 9, 2010 10:48 AM



bad headache afterwards

Comment #65 - Posted by: husar at October 9, 2010 10:50 AM

First time for this one:

7:37 with 20# vest

done outside, 50m down and back, slight incline. On video. Hands are destroyed. This was a bad idea, ha!

then did:
GHD x10/HipEx x10/PushJerk x3:

mWOD, go home.


Comment #66 - Posted by: brian p m/33/5'8-1/2"/168 at October 9, 2010 11:02 AM

subbed Angie - 18:45

more than 3 minutes slower than PR. Not my day.

Comment #67 - Posted by: cnc at October 9, 2010 11:03 AM

Great time for this wod to come up, did it on the beach. :)
Can't string many together yet, but got better, loved it.

Comment #68 - Posted by: brittk at October 9, 2010 11:18 AM

9min as Rx'd

I have been practicing HS a lot recently. Can do free standing HSPU now and pirouettes occasionaly. Walking max is about 15m. Tried to focus on as few falls as possible

Comment #69 - Posted by: silvs at October 9, 2010 11:22 AM

Did the "300" work out
25 pull ups
50 Push ups
50 box jumps
50 squats ( 135 lbs )
50 dumble snatch ( 35 lbs ) both 50 of each arms
50 toes to bar ( on a bench position with 135 lbs barbell, 50 times on left side 50 times on right side )
then 25 chin up

new personnal record 25.55 , last one was around 28 Thanks CF !!

Comment #70 - Posted by: SQlag at October 9, 2010 11:27 AM


17'30 as rx'd

A lot faster after I turned around and walked "backwards".

Comment #71 - Posted by: Keith M at October 9, 2010 11:31 AM


As Rx'd 12:45

Comment #72 - Posted by: Alan at October 9, 2010 11:35 AM


2/3 finished in 17 minutes

not exactly a strength

Comment #73 - Posted by: jnel at October 9, 2010 12:28 PM

200 wall runs


Avg HR 171, peak 182. This was much, much easier than rx'd, as I learned while practicing hand walking in my warmup. Fantastic job to everyone that did it as prescribed.

Comment #74 - Posted by: mas 53/M/152 at October 9, 2010 12:58 PM

Okay so after watching the videos, I guess I cheated. oops

Comment #75 - Posted by: Keith M at October 9, 2010 1:10 PM


Can't put any weight on my left wrist so I couldn't do the workout (couldn't really do it anyway even if my wrist was fine ;-))

Caught up on yesterday's workout instead

7 x 1 rep front squat

135 - 155 - 185 - 195 - 200 - 210 (pr) - 185

then did 3 rounds of my goats

10 GHD situps (on the new homemade machine)
25 double unders (strung toghether 18 in a row!!)
2 12 ft rope climbs (well, 9.5 ft of it is a rope climb up to the bar that it's hanging off of, then I have to pull myself up over the bar and touch the 12 ft ceiling)


Comment #76 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at October 9, 2010 1:11 PM

Well, that amused the neighbors, defeated my wife, and gave me a splitting headache.
29:43, but I stuck it out, feeling like I had just topped Everest without oxygen.

It wasn't the handstand walking itself that was so bad; it was the cramping in the back of my neck and the wrenching my body this way or that as I wiped out every few steps.

Free standing handstands, keeping the toes pointed and the hollow in my back, as they say in SFCF videos, will be part of the warm ups.

Comment #77 - Posted by: TRN III at October 9, 2010 1:42 PM


As Rx'd:


That was awesome. It totally paid off sticking it out too. By the last 20m I really started to 'get it' and I could stay tight and walk a couple meters at a time. I'm really happy I did the whole thing, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten the benefits near the end. I'm gonna practice this more. Who wants to bet there's handwalking at the games next year?

Comment #78 - Posted by: Jordan D. at October 9, 2010 2:09 PM

Talk about attacking weekness. Mostly just practice of handstands but got a little walking in. Maybe 15-20m total. Not good but pleased with progress. Also amazed with body awareness even upside down. Only one bad spill. CrossFit works!!!

Comment #79 - Posted by: justaman - liberty, sc at October 9, 2010 2:12 PM

subbed by doing the reverse walk up the wall thing. i took a total of 260 steps with my hands. it was a lot harder than i thought. i still can't do a handstand, that's my goal this month.


Comment #80 - Posted by: Raph at October 9, 2010 2:36 PM


Can barely do a handstand, so I decided to sub a different workout, I'm lame, I know.

I did:
Dead Lift - 95#
C & J - 95#

Time: 17:06

This was a really good workout after only doing Crossfit for 2 weeks, I felt awesome afterwards. Felt like I shorted myself quite a bit on the weight for the deadlifts because I didn't want to go through the process of changing the weight for the sake of time. Perhaps next time I'll have more room at my Globo to set up more bars.

Comment #81 - Posted by: Fido Hinojosa at October 9, 2010 3:06 PM

Practiced handstands then did 5 minutes of assisted handstands. Will also include bouldering and campus board workout tonight.

Comment #82 - Posted by: mcdontron at October 9, 2010 3:14 PM

Subbed 300 modified wall runs: 22:41

Modified wall runs (walks?) by raising hand completely off ground (about 1")(and not touching opposite side; still too difficult). ROM got stronger as I went on, but had to break frequently.

Love the WOD HQ, keep them coming!

Comment #83 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at October 9, 2010 3:33 PM

My 46th officially logged WOD:

Handstand walk 100 meters

If you fall, restart at the point of contact furthest from the finish.

Scaled as:

Handstand walk ~50 meters

Finished in: 25:31

- Measured distance by Nike+ GPS so don't know how accurate
- Rough pavement killed my hands
- Slight incline killed my wrists and made it harder that it should have been
- Had some good long stretches but way too many stops/restarts
- HR Avg 135 / HR Max 157

Comment #84 - Posted by: toddamn m/36/5'8"/155 at October 9, 2010 3:42 PM

Did WOD from Friday 20101008 (see details there)

Comment #85 - Posted by: hypnotodd m/36/5'8"/155lbs at October 9, 2010 3:43 PM

Cut the H.S. walk a bit short.... Probably got about a total of 40m today in about 20 minutes... personal best was maybe 2.5m. This is a fun skill to work on, but my head started swimming making for some sloppy forward rolls.

Comment #86 - Posted by: brendan at October 9, 2010 3:55 PM


As Rx: 8:16.

Pressed for time, so just went to the backyard and did the walk. Should have been quicker, but spent too much time just holding in a handstand. Next time this comes up, I'll try it on a track/flatter surface

Comment #87 - Posted by: rjf (Since 07-20-07. WOD no. 884) at October 9, 2010 4:03 PM

300 wall runs

These are hard when fatigue sets in... Right around 100, I was struggling with sets more than 20.
-after, I practiced handstands for 20 mins.

Comment #88 - Posted by: Magnus 24/5'8"/155 at October 9, 2010 4:10 PM

spent about 30 mins practicing handstand walking. not sure how far I went

Comment #89 - Posted by: Jonblaze at October 9, 2010 4:42 PM

Uhh... yeah. I clearly needed the hour of handstand walking practice, which is what it turned out to be!

1:06:30 - 100 meter.

25 sets of 4 meters in the backyard. LOTS of staring at the grass, trying to figure it out. Might be sore tomorrow..

Comment #90 - Posted by: Brandon at October 9, 2010 5:00 PM

One-arm snatch/PU WOD, details there.

Comment #91 - Posted by: bingo at October 9, 2010 5:09 PM

Laurie, wow!

I attempted this, most I got was about 20 feet. Did not time.

Comment #92 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/48/66"/135] at October 9, 2010 5:21 PM

10min. 36sec.

Comment #93 - Posted by: sean peters at October 9, 2010 6:09 PM

10min of trying yield only 20m. Spent another 10min of doing 10-20sec handstand intervals

Comment #94 - Posted by: ArcLite M/35/69"/163 at October 9, 2010 6:16 PM

Expected this to take a while but didn't expect it to take 5 attempts just to get back the staring line.


Comment #95 - Posted by: Jeff_Roddy/m50yo/195/71" at October 9, 2010 6:25 PM

wall crawl 200 'hand steps' estimated from vids around 270 steps, shoulders dead after 200

13:43 kudos to anyone who can go 100m on hands unassisted, wow!!

p.s. if you don't like the wods, no one is forcing you to do them. either do cf or not. quit the whining.

Comment #96 - Posted by: mtvet/45/6'/211 at October 9, 2010 7:34 PM


8'55" for 39 paces. bad math, next time the full distance. linked a few together after a bit.

Comment #97 - Posted by: Tim 33/5' 10/ 165 at October 9, 2010 8:27 PM




Comment #98 - Posted by: Jim at October 9, 2010 8:28 PM

Laurie G. ...woah impressive 3:03

Comment #99 - Posted by: Brian Cook at October 10, 2010 12:44 AM

Subbed for 300 wall walks


I really need to practice anything that has to do with handstands. I think I will start putting them into the end of every workout.


Comment #100 - Posted by: Doc W at October 10, 2010 1:41 AM



Comment #101 - Posted by: Heidi at October 10, 2010 5:12 AM

18:35 on a track.

My hands hurt a lot...

Comment #102 - Posted by: Tim at October 10, 2010 6:07 AM

Subbed wall runs
300 reps


Comment #103 - Posted by: tdhalls at October 10, 2010 6:42 AM

Should have read the comments section before subbing 200 hspu. Which was rough.

Comment #104 - Posted by: BK at October 10, 2010 7:47 AM

Where can I get those pants that laurie are wearing?

(they're for my girlfriend)

Awesome WOD!

Comment #105 - Posted by: Luuk at October 10, 2010 7:58 AM

Took this day off, 10-9-10.
10-10-10: supposed to be rest day, went for 40 min run with dog. Then spent 15 min working on handstands and trying to walk on hands.

Comment #106 - Posted by: Heather Szabo at October 10, 2010 8:45 AM

as rx'd:


Comment #107 - Posted by: Shawn B. M - 38 - 152# - 5'9" at October 10, 2010 8:53 AM

SUB wr


Comment #108 - Posted by: Ticotexas M/40/69/150 at October 10, 2010 8:57 AM

As rx'd 10.55

Comment #109 - Posted by: Espinosa m/25/5'11"/165 at October 10, 2010 9:37 AM


Comment #110 - Posted by: Austin Norlin at October 10, 2010 9:40 AM

Not able to WOD on 10/9/10, so 10/10/10 was:
3 mile run
15 muscle ups (Last 5 muscle ups had lunges, d-f-slides-, & bear crawls mixed in bt.)
15 ring push ups

Not for time, just for fun.

Comment #111 - Posted by: The Anaconda at October 10, 2010 12:33 PM

Did this one in 2m 53s rx wanted to do it unbroken. Found out about half way that wasn't gonna happen ;-)

Comment #112 - Posted by: Karl Dyall at October 10, 2010 2:47 PM

age 20 bw 170

14:55 as rx'd

slow and steady...except not so steady.

Comment #113 - Posted by: Chris S at October 10, 2010 2:53 PM

Rx'd 9:15

Comment #114 - Posted by: Josiah Ertz at October 10, 2010 2:59 PM

Rxd-- 15:00.

I don't think I ever took more than three steps in sequence but I got it done. Pretty easy WOD when you get all that rest because you can't actually walk on your hands.

Comment #115 - Posted by: vaughn at October 10, 2010 3:02 PM

attempted this wod today... i use the word attempt for a reason.

measured approximatley 100m.
assisted handstand walk (aka my workout buddy holding my feet up while i "walked"; think my partner got more of a workout keeping my fat butt off the ground)
- we could beast a wheelbarrow carry wod :) (hint hint)

afterwards did light run

Comment #116 - Posted by: em :) at October 10, 2010 5:01 PM


Comment #117 - Posted by: Ken Mitchell at October 10, 2010 5:04 PM

Assisted handstand walk (WOD partner held feet)- 5:23

Run after...great weather!

Comment #118 - Posted by: thinlizzie at October 10, 2010 5:05 PM

50 sort of wall walks--used end of kids' swingset = 6:20. .6 mi run wu 5:09. abmat x10.

Comment #119 - Posted by: kevin o at October 10, 2010 5:45 PM

I have decided to work this into warm up... measured my front lawn - 10.5 metres. So I am going to do 1-2 laps on my hands.
Takes about 5 mins per 20 metres...

Comment #120 - Posted by: James GS at October 10, 2010 10:29 PM

scaled to 50 meters

Comment #121 - Posted by: Mik at October 10, 2010 11:06 PM

M/ 36/ 132 lbs/ 5'-6"
I did a totally different WOD/ WODs today since it is the weekend and I wanted to play around a little.
I did snatches first, and stopped at singles at 105 lbs. They were feeling pretty good today.. I di 5 at 95 lbs, then went up in 5's. I almost never to snatches.. I do a lot more C&J.. mainly because I don't have bumper plates and I get some funy looks if I drop the weights.. also a reason I don't go to max on the C&Js, because it's hard to miss and not make a ton of noise.
Then I did overhead squats. I did a bunch of warm up sets and then did a cool and fun WOD I made up.. I used 115 lbs and did 10 then 10 L-pullups on the bar on the rack, then 8 OHS (all with 115#) then 8 L-pullups on the bar in the racked stand, then 6 + 6 and 4 + 4 and 2 + 2. Fun and good WOD after the snatches.
Then I did the WOD (Annie I think) of 50,40,30,20,10 D.U. and situps.
Good workout and nice compliments to burn me out.. then played with the dog and the kids for the rest of the day.. plus doing lots of late night cleaning around the house.. I was a little pooped when I finally crashed at about 12:30.

Comment #122 - Posted by: Anton at October 11, 2010 7:40 AM

18 min rx'ed

took double what i thought


Comment #123 - Posted by: jk at October 11, 2010 8:59 AM

3:11 Rx

Comment #124 - Posted by: Kristina PPCF at October 11, 2010 1:51 PM


Comment #125 - Posted by: cody h at October 11, 2010 1:57 PM

66.6m in 16:56 with wife helping to keep my balance.

Comment #126 - Posted by: Troy at October 11, 2010 4:27 PM


Comment #127 - Posted by: albino at October 11, 2010 4:27 PM

9:32. Went to local football field and went from goal post to goal post. I think this equals 120 yds. I hand stand walked 50 yds in about 7.5 minutes. Then Bethany took my feet and I wheel barrow walked the rest of the way. My wrists were the thing that started to hurt. Thats mainly why I though it best to switch it up at the 50 yd mark.

Comment #128 - Posted by: blaine vigilante m/33/190/5'9" at October 11, 2010 4:37 PM

7:10 wheel barrow walked with Blaine holding my feet. Went from goal post to goal post at the football field-120 yds.

Comment #129 - Posted by: bethany vigilante f/33/125/5'4" at October 11, 2010 4:39 PM

I thought I knew how to handstand walk pretty well but learned today that I have a long way to go! I scaled to 50m and it took 8:53. It was very tough!! I'm looking forward to making 100m in a decent time.

Afterward, I did 5 rope climbs to 15 ft. using the method to bend the rope around the base of one foot in a "U" while clamping it with the other foot (pics from 100908). This worked very well and allowed me to do 5 rope climbs for the first time! Before, I could do one and that was it.

Then ran 1.5 mile in 11:30

Comment #130 - Posted by: Sting m/45/155/69" at October 11, 2010 5:24 PM

only did 50 meters. untimed in tampa with Alexandria. best time of my life :)


Comment #131 - Posted by: Logan S at October 11, 2010 8:50 PM

Will do this again tomorrow 10/12.. sub 3 for sure!

Comment #132 - Posted by: Kristina PPCF at October 11, 2010 9:23 PM

36yom / 190lbs

Handstand walk 100 meters. If you fall, restart at the point of contact furthest from the finish.


Subbed wall-assisted handstand and 328 chest touches. I think having a spotter and actually doing wheelbarrow walks might have been easier. A day afterwards, muscles I've never felt before are sore!

Comment #133 - Posted by: Bphantom at October 12, 2010 6:10 AM

CFWU-3. Reg. Superman. Burgener. DU.
Did 3 rounds of walks the length of basketball court with Bob holding feet. We took turns during the 3 rounds. Didn't even bother keeping time. Just going for completion. Tape both index fingers at minimum to keep from bleeding under fingernails. Work on keeping body more stable when I get fatigued.

Comment #134 - Posted by: jrm at October 12, 2010 6:12 AM

As RX'd 2:30

Comment #135 - Posted by: Logan Miner at October 12, 2010 9:19 AM


100m handstand walk


wrist hurt pretty good, couldn't stretch more than 4-5 steps together

Comment #136 - Posted by: Adam Hamm at October 12, 2010 10:43 AM

Worked on walking on hands for 20 minutes...yet another weakness.

Comment #137 - Posted by: ferb44 at October 12, 2010 10:51 AM


Did 5 minutes worth of handstand holds--took me approx. 10 minutes.

Comment #138 - Posted by: nutfam at October 12, 2010 12:39 PM

(50) 35 Lb Dumbell Shoulder Press

After 1-7 Squats and 1-7 Snatch

Comment #139 - Posted by: dyagg at October 12, 2010 5:00 PM

31 yom, 190 lbs

hooked my feet on a smith machine bar, did handstand "walks", 300 reps


Comment #140 - Posted by: Jeff Weltmer at October 12, 2010 6:48 PM

Started but wrists couldn't take it after 30m. Switched to the old 5 total minutes of handstand holds to finish it up.

Comment #141 - Posted by: Garth M/28/6'2"/185lbs at October 12, 2010 7:45 PM

approx 100m. 3-4 steps at a time...


Comment #142 - Posted by: BarryT at October 13, 2010 5:47 AM

rx'd (added 100m sprint back to timer @ end)

Comment #143 - Posted by: Matt Lucas (The Foodee Project) at October 13, 2010 2:45 PM

first time with walking handstands. Not fun! :)


Comment #144 - Posted by: gym.momma at October 13, 2010 4:05 PM

Unable to do handstand walk. Thus changed the WOD.

CrossFit Football In-Season WOD 10.06.10.
21-18- and 15 rep rounds of:
Kettlebell Swings 2 pood
Knees to Elbows
Double Unders

As Rx'd.

"Mrs. Wobbly"
Scaled to 1.5 pood KB. Rest as Rx'd.

Comment #145 - Posted by: Miyagi 30/m/164.2# at October 13, 2010 6:22 PM

8:41 as rx'd

Could only do one at a time to start with, but got better as I got closer to finish.

Comment #146 - Posted by: Steve O M/44/5'9"/160 at October 14, 2010 5:11 AM

As Rx'd : 19:55 Next time i'll start a little bit more slower ... my shoulder stability was not as good as at the beginning after 10m consecutive hs walk

Comment #147 - Posted by: J-F/20/160/5'9 at October 14, 2010 9:51 AM

100 shoulder touches with raised legs (1) trying to stay straight and not twist. Then 15 reps (each arm) with 35#DB keeping hands held high. This will be a long road!

Comment #148 - Posted by: Phoenix at October 14, 2010 12:39 PM


Comment #149 - Posted by: Kevin - M/190/6'/38 at October 14, 2010 2:07 PM

Did this one in 2:53. The room was just 20m long so had to turn 4 times so that slowed me down some.

Comment #150 - Posted by: Karl Dyall at October 14, 2010 3:52 PM

Did 100 wall runs, hitting opposite shoulder...unknown time

Comment #151 - Posted by: 31DR72 at October 14, 2010 10:06 PM

M54yo 230.4

Row 500m 2:05
Handstand supported w/ bands.....200 reps floor to chest (sub) alternate hands.
Row 500m 1:59

Total Time was 14:04

Comment #152 - Posted by: do_b330 at October 16, 2010 2:45 PM

Did 100 wall walks, mostly as sets of 10. Time about 15 min.

Comment #153 - Posted by: Harpo m/43/145/5'7" at October 16, 2010 6:34 PM


Comment #154 - Posted by: dandanimal at October 17, 2010 4:10 PM

subbed 25 HSPU (back to wall) (6:45) and 25 yards sided to side HS side-to-side walk (stomach facing wall)

Comment #155 - Posted by: dsm19 / 31 / 6'0 / 210 at October 18, 2010 8:50 AM

3:31 Subbed the handstand while touching right sholder with left hand and vice versa thing...did it 100 times in the basement after talking myself into it

Shoulders have been really sore lately...I tried walking on my hands at the jc and fell on my ass about three times...figured I needed practice and wanted to rest my shoulders

Comment #156 - Posted by: Cleveland at October 18, 2010 2:59 PM

Rx'd 5:17

Comment #157 - Posted by: Noah at October 18, 2010 8:24 PM

Handstand walk 100 meters SUB 100 Push-ups with feet on bench and in piked position


Comment #158 - Posted by: Louis Herrera 51 70" 178 at October 19, 2010 8:25 AM

75 hsup

20:00 10/18/2010

Comment #159 - Posted by: johnathon in seattle 29/5'8/162 at October 19, 2010 10:31 AM

started trying to walk, lacked the balance and the confidence. Switched to 300 shoulder touches.


Comment #160 - Posted by: JerryM (m/39/6'2"/240) at October 19, 2010 3:27 PM

Didn't time it...
50 hspu's and 25 pullups

Comment #161 - Posted by: Kaiman at October 20, 2010 10:49 AM

Subbed handstand (kick up to wall) shoulder touchs, 3/m (total 300)

Time: 26:42

Comment #162 - Posted by: Fkarcha at October 21, 2010 6:02 AM


Subbed feet on a 10" box in the pike position and 100 hand-to-shoulder touches


Comment #163 - Posted by: Bill Gibson at October 21, 2010 6:32 PM

Messed around with very short (1 yard) walks and handstands at home and then continued down at Castle ice during the 18U practice.
Several sets of pull ups at the rink as well.

I still can't really hold a handstand :(

Comment #164 - Posted by: Doug at October 22, 2010 10:09 AM

30 HSPUs

Comment #165 - Posted by: greg 6'3"/210/38 at October 22, 2010 4:40 PM


Comment #166 - Posted by: Ukkrew at October 25, 2010 10:02 AM

14:55 rx.

Comment #167 - Posted by: hillmanb at October 25, 2010 2:44 PM

18:55 -33x30'

Comment #168 - Posted by: Jeff Chalfant- 31/5'10"/170 at November 4, 2010 11:35 AM

18:55 -11x30'

Comment #169 - Posted by: Jeff Chalfant- 31/5'10"/170 at November 4, 2010 11:36 AM



Hardly "walked". The longest I managed in one stretch was about 2 feet.

Comment #170 - Posted by: Antun Karlovac at November 26, 2010 7:56 PM

330 handstand arm lifts against a wall


Comment #171 - Posted by: dcyn at December 27, 2010 9:10 PM


Comment #172 - Posted by: Edwin 28/M/68"/170 at January 15, 2011 8:59 AM

3:34 rx'd
Did the first 55m with hollow body(neutral spine) then fell. Fell 2 or 3 more times before finishing. Sub 3 next time!

Comment #173 - Posted by: Chris B. 18/150/5'8" at May 7, 2011 2:33 PM

As rx'd, 10:13 (PR).

Did this right down on the beach. Only problem I ran into was that in certain spots, the sand was deeper than I anticipated - and this made stability an issue (no surprise). Still, this was way faster than last time, and it felt good. I had a couple stretches where I felt very much in control.

Comment #174 - Posted by: Mel/38m/5'10"/175 at July 14, 2011 4:34 PM

I guess I am not bad at handstand walk, 5:40

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