The CrossFit Open: Results from 15.4

15.4 was yet another AMRAP featuring a couplet of cleans and handstand push ups. This seemingly simple, straightforward workout, was incredibly devastating to many competitors’ scores including our Competition class! Even those who were very strong at HSPU could not hang on at the end of the increasing ladder of cleans and HSPU, when the fatigue of the shoulders and triceps set in.

This was the first time we have seen the HSPU in Open competition (in the past it was reserved for Regional level competition only). This new Open movement also meant a new standard for judging. The standard seemed to benefit those who were somewhat lighter and shorter (on average) and were used to a narrow set up for their handstand push ups.

This WOD generally elicited a collective groan from all levels of participants.  Only those who truly excel at high volume HSPU got excited about this workout, but this is a tell tale sign of what individuals definitely need to improve upon for next year’s Open if they are planning for progress.

However, many members got their first strict or kipping HSPU during this workout, which is well worth celebrating!

15.4

Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
3 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
6 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
9 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
12 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
15 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
18 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
21 handstand push-ups
9 cleans
Etc., adding 3 reps to the handstand push-up each round, and 3 reps to the clean every 3 rounds.

Men clean 185 lb.
Women clean 125 lb.

 

Men’s Winner, Jacob Anderson (181 reps)

15.4 Men

99% = 112 (Rx’d)

95% =  86 (Rx’d)

90% =  72 (Rx’d)

80% =  53 (Rx’d)

70% =  39 (Rx’d)

60% =  27 (Rx’d)

50% =   8 (Rx’d)

40% =  95 (scaled)

30% =  60 (scaled)

20% =  Did Not Attempt

 

Women’s Winner, Kristin King (180 reps)

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15.4  Women 

99% = 106 Rx’d)

95% =  71 (Rx’d)

90% =  51 (Rx’d)

80% =  22 (Rx’d)

70% =    2 (Rx’d)

60% = 106 (scaled)

50% =  90 (scaled)

40% =  74 (scaled)

30% =  50 (scaled)

Further Leaderboard analysis on this workout can be found on the CrossFit Games website if you’re interested in a more detailed breakdown.

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