Workout 18.4
Competition Age

Workout 18.4

For time:
21 deadlifts, 225 lb.
21 handstand push-ups
15 deadlifts, 225 lb.
15 handstand push-ups
9 deadlifts, 225 lb.
9 handstand push-ups
21 deadlifts, 315 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk
15 deadlifts, 315 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk
9 deadlifts, 315 lb.
50-ft. handstand walk

Time cap: 9 min.


    Prior to starting this workout, the athlete will need to mark a foot line on the wall for the handstand push-ups (details in Movement Standards section). He or she also will need to measure and mark lengths on the floor for the handstand walk. This workout begins with the barbell on the floor and the athlete standing tall. After the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the athlete may perform 21 deadlifts, then move to the wall for the 21 handstand push-ups. He or she will then complete 15 deadlifts and 15 handstand push-ups, then 9 deadlifts and 9 handstand push-ups.

    The athlete then can move on to the heavier deadlifts to complete 21 deadlifts, a 50-ft. handstand walk, 15 deadlifts, another 50-ft. handstand walk, and finally, 9 deadlifts and a third 50-ft. handstand walk.

    The athlete’s score will be the time it takes to complete the workout or the total number of repetitions completed within the 9-minute time cap. In the handstand walk, each 5-foot section will count as 1 rep.


    This workout includes a tiebreak. If all 165 reps are completed prior to the 9-minute time cap, your score will be your total time, and there will be no tiebreaker. However, if you are not able to complete the entire workout in the allotted time, a tiebreaker will be factored into your final score. During the workout, be sure to note your time at the end of each set of deadlifts. When you submit your score, there will be a space for your final rep count and an additional field for you to enter the elapsed time at which you completed your last full set of deadlifts. In the case where two athletes have the same score (total number of reps), the athlete with the lower tiebreak time will be ranked higher.

    Note: All tiebreak times must be reported in elapsed time, not in time remaining. If you are using a countdown timer, you must convert to elapsed time before reporting your score. For this reason, it is recommended you set your clock to count up.


    • Barbell
    • Standard bumper plates (18-inch diameter) to load to the appropriate weights for your division
    • Collars
    • A wall mark for the handstand push-ups
    • Floor marks for the handstand walk

    *The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms for the deadlift are 143 kg (315 lb.), 115 kg (255 lb.), 102 kg (225 lb.), 93 kg (205 lb.), 83 kg (185 lb.), 75 kg (165 lb.), 70 kg (155 lb.), 61 kg (135 lb.), 56 kg (125 lb.), 52 kg (115 lb.), 47 kg (105 lb.), 43 kg (95 lb.), 36 kg (80 lb.), 34 kg (75 lb.) 29 kg (65 lb.), and 25 kg (55 lb.). 

    For each workout, be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete all the movements. Clear the area of all extra equipment, people or other obstructions.

    Any athlete who in any way alters the equipment or movements described in this document or shown in the workout standards video may be disqualified from the competition.


    Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. Also film the measuring process for the handstand push-up mark and the length of the floor marks for the handstand walk so all measurements can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A clock or timer with the running workout time clearly visible should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards. Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected due to the visual distortion these lenses cause.