STRENGTH/SKILL: 5 x AMRAP HSPU & Pull-Ups
HSPU were scaled to ability (see below) while pull-ups were strict unless you are working on the kip.
Scaling HSPUs (Handstand Push-Ups) – The easiest way to scale the HSPU is to reduce the inclination of the body. The first step is to start with your feet and hands on the ground with the body piked as much as possible(i.e., hips in the air). Unfortunately, not many of us are flexible enough to have our torsos anywhere close to vertical in this position and the movement becomes a decline push-up (which is good, but not great when trying to get comfortable with HSPUs). A better alternative is to use an elevated surface (plyo-boxes are perfect). Using the box, elevate your knees, with hips high, and walk your hands back as close to the box as is comfortable.
Once you are comfortable in this position, you can: upgrade to a taller box; try placing your feet on a box (hips still high and hands close to the box; or try walking your feet up the wall to a near-vertical position. After that, it’s time to kick-up into a handstand to see how things feel.
This was a climbing ladder style set-up where each partner, in alternating fashion, completed 1rep of each movement, and then 2reps of each, then 3, and so on, attempting to complete as many reps as possible in the 15 minutes provided.