The 2020 CrossFit Games Age Group Online Qualifier revives an old workout standard for the controversial movement.
The 2020 CrossFit Games Age Group is now getting an old workout standard back.
The handstand push-up standard was used in 2018, and now again using in 2020.
Although it has received plenty of criticism because it was unrealistic for players.
This involves doing a handstand push-up against a particular wall, and the player’s feet must reach the marked line for winning.
It seems this is not an accurate posture for all athletes, due to body type differences.
In this action, forearm length is taken into consideration to the upper arm.
Thus, this is the main
However, in 2018, the best player— Jacob Heppner was not pleased with the standard used in 2018.
The reason is, he needed to perform on his knuckles for the feet to reach that targeted line.
Jacob’s forearms are long as compared to his upper limb, and that was the point of issue for him.
You guys even check his Instagram around for further information regarding this statement.
Check Out the Jacob Statement About Adding Handstand Push-Up To 2020 AGOQ
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Really not sure how to start this off. So I guess I’ll start by hooking you with the statement “I will not be qualifying to regionals.” Now read below for the explanation. . . My 18.4 score was 104 reps. Most of you know that I love HSPU, HS Walking, and pretty much anything inverted. If these movements existed in a Regionals or Games workout then I usually came out top 5. Unfortunately a problem arose from the new standard, height + 1/2 forearm length. Now for all you folks claiming “If an athlete doesn’t like the new standard then they need to fix their body positioning and get better upside down” this is where you realize that isn’t always true. . . Let’s admit we’ve all at least seen that one person who really struggled to hit the standard and it wasn’t because they had bad positioning, but instead was due to their anatomy. The issue lies in the forearm length measurement. Instead of taking the whole arm length, which I admit would be difficult, only the forearm was measured. This creates the possibility that certain athletes, like myself, could be a statistical outlier in our ration of forearm length comparative to bicep/total arm length. Meaning having really long forearms when compared to overall arm length. . . I’ve watched my video many times and believe me I couldn’t get any closer to the wall or get my hands any narrower. I just happened to be one of the few athletes that had to stretch and press as much a possible to bet barely over that dreaded line. . . I would be lying if I told you the thought didn’t cross my mind of shorting a few measurements, bending my knees when measuring my height, or cutting a few 1/8’s off my elbow measurement. But when it’s all said and done I just wouldn’t be able to live knowing I cheated someone else out, regardless if I agree with the new standard or not. . . Crossfit isn’t life and I’d rather be known as a man of integrity than a great athlete. . . God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied – Matthew 5:6 . #crossfit #crossfitgames #intheopen
- This time, all the players will have to stand facing the wall on the surface’ top their hand during handstand push-up. Moreover, the players’ feet can’t be wider than their hips while the hips touching the wall.
- After that, the participant will reach above their head, with the elbows locked out, with wider shoulders, and thumbs touching each other.
- Moreover, the player’s wrist marks on the wall, and from that wall’s mark, they will measure, and the last line would be the standard moving forward.