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OBCF WoD 08.04.2017

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Deadlifts (225/155)
Handstand Push-ups

Going after the benchmark workout “Diane” today. As written, the workout calls for deadlifts and handstand push-ups. However, we highly recommend if athletes don’t have goals of competing in the Open, or local competitions that they substitute a dumbbell strict press in place of kipping handstand push-ups.

For competitive athletes, these sport specific movements that will undoubtedly show up in competition, also come with more risk. For an athlete whose goal is to become a better at pickup basketball or running outside of the gym, or to just maintain a healthy lifestyle, these movements can present more risk than reward.

Our stimulus today on the barbell is to choose a weight that athletes could complete the first 21 deadlifts consecutive without a doubt. On dumbbell strict press, choose a load that allows for ~15 repetitions when fresh.