As male/female pairs perform as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

50 deadlifts, partner holds deadlift, 225 / 155 lb.
50 handstand push-ups, partner holds handstand

  • One pair will work at a time and switch after each completed round. This event begins with both barbells on the floor and both athletes standing tall. While performing deadlifts, the partner must be holding their barbell at the top of the deadlift. During the handstand push-up, the partner must be holding a handstand on the wall. Pairs may divide the reps in whatever manner they choose.

    All of the deadlift repetitions must be performed before the pair may move on to the handstand push-ups. Once the first pair finishes their last handstand push-up, they must tag their teammates before the second pair can begin their deadlifts. The teams score is the total repetitions completed within the 15-minute time cap.


    • Barbells

    • Collars

    • Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division

    • Wall

    The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms are 102 kg for men and masters men, 70 kg for women and masters women, 70 kg for scaled men and 48 kg for scaled women. If you are in the Scaled Division, the minimum acceptable weights on the push press are 48 kg for men and 29 kg for women. The marked area for the handstand push-ups must be no larger than 91 cm by 61 cm.

    Video Submission Standards

    Prior to starting, film the measuring of the 36-inch by 24-inch area as well as the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear the shoulders are behind the bar at the top of the deadlift and full lockout and head touching the ground can be seen in the handstand push-ups.