The 2015 CrossFit Open Season has definitely lived up to its hype. We saw the addition of an ‘extra’ WOD in 15.1(a), we revisited a previous year’s WOD – 14.2 and now we have the addition of a new Open WOD movement: the handstand push-up.
Quadruped wrist extension static hold – 2 min
Barbell Tricep smash – 2 min
Barbell Upper Trap smash – 2 min
PVC External Rotation Bias – 2 min
As stated before, the HSPU has some inherent pitfalls. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, the first that jumps out at me is the inherent injury potential for the cervical spine. If you’re a person that doesn’t posses the strength platform or body control/awareness to lower one’s head with control to the ground, this is not your WOD. For those new to CrossFit or those that haven’t mastered the HSPU, the Open is not the time to explore a new movement that has a high potential for injury. If your HSPU are a bit sketchy or if you’re new to CrossFit check out the scaled WOD. Completing a WOD as Rx isn’t worth a cervical spine injury.