Competition Age

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.

  • NOTES

    Prior to starting the workout, the athlete will need to mark a line on the wall for the handstand push-ups (details in Movement Standards section). Lengths on the floor will also need to be measured and marked 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 21 handstand push-ups, then complete 15 deadlifts and 15 handstand push-ups, then 9 deadlifts and 9 handstand push-ups.

    The athlete may then move on to the heavier barbell 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 before the 9-minute time cap. Each completed 5-foot section of the handstand walk will count as 1 rep.

    TIEBREAK

    This workout includes a tiebreak. If the athlete completes the entire workout prior to the 9-minute time cap, their score will be their total time, and there will be no tiebreaker. However, if the athlete is not able to complete the entire workout, note the time at the end of each set of deadlifts. When submitting a score, there will be a space for the final rep count and an additional field to enter the elapsed time at which the athlete completed their 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. Do NOT use a countdown timer.

    EQUIPMENT

    • Barbell
    • Standard bumper plates (18-inch diameter) to load to the appropriate weights for your division
    • Collars to secure the plates on the barbell
    • A heel 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.

    VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS

    • Film the plates and barbell so the loads can be seen clearly

    • 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. 

    • Videos must be uncut and unedited to accurately display the performance.

    • Your judge and a clock or timer must be visible throughout the workout.

    • Shoot the video so all exercises can be seen clearly meeting the movement standards. 

    • Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected.