Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
60 Bar-facing burpees
30 Overhead squats (120lbs men / 90lbs women)
Post rounds and reps completed to comments and/or register and submit your results as part of the CrossFit Games Open.
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1) Have you always been good at handstands? I was a competitive cheerleader (yeah, don’t laugh–it’s tough) for 12 years. So I was always tumbling and doing lots of shoulder work whether it was chucking girls above my head or tumbling across the floor.
2) What’s your advice to those who struggle with handstands?Handstands are full-body. Shoulders, Core, Legs, Neck, Back. It all has to work together to get the balance and the stability. My advice is to just keep at it. Come early to the gym, fall on your ass everyday until you stick it.
3) You’ve gotten the 1-handed handstand–what’s next that you’re working towards? Parallette handstands and freestanding handstand pushups.
4) Anything else you might want to add that’s funny and/or useful to our blog readers… Well…I’m taking my level one cert in 2 weeks…so that’s fun. Ummm…something funny and/or useful…my mantra: Always strive to be better than you were yesterday and hotter than the guy next to you. LOL. You don’t have to put that – but after a full day of writing press releases I’m all out of creative juice.