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.
Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division
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.
1 of 6This is a traditional deadlift with the hands outside the knees. Sumo deadlifts are not permitted. Starting at the floor, the barbell is lifted until hips and knees reach full extension with the shoulders behind the bar. Any hand position is allowed, but the arms must be straight throughout. No bouncing. The non-working partner must have their barbell held at the waist for the entire rep. If the deadlift rep starts prior to the partner being at lockout, it is a no rep. If the partner lowers their barbell prior to the athlete finishing their deadlift, it is a no rep.2 of 6Top of the Deadlift3 of 6Each handstand push-up begins and ends with the arms locked out and heels on the wall. The palm must remain inside a 36-inch wide by 24-inch deep marked area (fingers may extend outside). At the bottom the head makes contact with the ground. Kipping is allowed as long as the other requirements are met. The non-working partner must also be in a handstand for the entire rep.4 of 6Top of the Handstand Push-up5 of 6This is a shoulder-to-overhead any way. Each rep begins with the barbell on the shoulders and finishes with the weight fully locked out overhead and over the middle of the body. At the top, the elbows, shoulders, hips and knees must be fully extended with the feet in line. The non-working partner must be in a handstand for the entire rep6 of 6Top of the Push Press