Over the weekend in a competition, an issue came up about integrity.  As a coach, i had athletes perform a movement a particular way so that it could be completed within the rules.  The movement was a handstand walk.  The rules stated that you must finish 18 ft of handstand walks and the distance was broken up into 6ft chunks.  If you didnt get both hands to cross the 6 ft line then you had to go back to the previous line.  As a coach, i told athletes to dive out as far as they could as stay on their hands as long as possible so that they could get past the line.  If the hands landed across the line before the feet touch then that segment would be completed.  This rule (since it was put in place by the competition) is the same as in the other events much larger than this like the Regionals and the Games.  And in those competitions, as long as the hand made it across the line before the feet hit, even if they were falling, counted.    Was this cheating?  No.  The definition of a handstand walk is walking on your hands, not on your feet.  Never has there EVER been an angle that your body needs to hold to make it a handstand or not.  If one was to do this "wheelbarrow" style is it still a handstand?  By the definition of no feet involved, yes.  During the event this weekend, there were many that were upset with this.  There were comments of a lack of Integrity.  Well you if you are judged by an event judge then the idea of Integrity does not apply anymore.  Integrity is the act of doing the right thing when no one is watching.  If you want to say that it didnt count because it wasnt technically a "good" HS walk, well then do we need to go back to all of the bad rowing strokes, the bad sand bag lifts, the bad deadlifts, the bad chest to bar pull ups?  The fact was that everyone in all of the movements i listed did what they needed to do to get the rep to count within the confines of the rules.  They were all judged by an official.  So they all counted.  Nobody "cheated" their reps.  I honestly though the events at the competition were the best that have even been done in the 5 years of the event.  As an athlete, its your job to do the most efficient job you can to get the work done, with in the rules.  As the programmer, its your job to try to think for anything that people might do.  And if you want things to ONLY be a particular way, then those rules need to be stated.  This is NOT a comment on the program or the programmer of the event.  Its simply a comment about athletes competing and doing the best they can.  :) FEEL THE BURN!!!

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INFERNO Warm-up x 3

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Deadlifts

.......15 mins to find a 1RM Deadlift

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15 min Continuous Clock

4 Rounds

3 min AMRAP:

.......4 reps Single Arm DB Thrusters (75/50, wt to get 8-10UB)

.......8 reps HSPU

.......12 reps PVC Pipe Jump Over (20/16", go for speed)

1 min REST

*on the 1st and 3rd AMRAPs do the rt arm only on the thrusters.  Do the lt on the evens.

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SLO INFERNO ON RAMP ASSESSMENT: by appointment

INTRO TO INFERNO - PASO ROBLES: MTW@530pm

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MWOD:  got shin splints?

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