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Friday 231117 Handstand Helen

Today, as you might have already noticed, we tackle a twist on the classic girl WOD “Helen”. Instead of each round starting with a run, each will end with a run. This change is fun because in this scenario, the workout finishes with an all out 400m run. In standard Helen, all of the runs tend to be paced out… as there is always more work to do afterwards. Today we change the 12 reps from a “pull” to a “push” that will take most of us a bit longer to complete. Of course, make sure you scale the movement if a standard handstand push up against the wall is not YET in your wheel house. Possible alterations to the prescribed HPSU are (in decreasing order of difficulty)handstands done like this: head to plate, feet on racked barbell, feet on a box, knees on a box, downward dogs. The KB swings are just like standard Helen- American… unless your overhead mobility is compromised- in which case you can do a Russian swing. Have fun.

Look at that perfect elbow spacing from yesterday’s finisher!

Handstand Helen
Three rounds for time of:
12 handstand push ups
21 KB swings (24/16kg)
400m run
post finish time and scaling
compare to: Dec 12 2022, May 12 2021, Dec 2nd, 2019, Dec 8th, 2016, June 16th, 2010

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