Yesterday we wrapped up the June Challenge with the RKC Snatch Test, an AMRAP 5 of Kettlebell Snatches. Yes, we decided to go easier than the initially planned 10 minute Secret Service Snatch Test, but I don’t think we’ll get any complaints. Unless we have a surprise entrant in the next day or so, our winners will be power couple Brianna with Anna getting 82 reps with the 26lb KB and Brian getting a whopping 111 reps with the 53 lb!
For July’s challenge, I chose to pay homage to last July — with a twist. For those of you who weren’t here a year ago, the challenge was max HSPU in a minute. Coincidentally, the winners last year were Brian and Anna. This year though could be anyone’s game as we have a number of people who are comfortable upside-down.
So what’s the twist? This year’s challenge is max distance — walking on your hands! There will be no initial test, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities during the month to get comfortable being upside-down. Of course, there’s also every Thursday for you to come in and work on those skills.
The final test will be walking on the mats as far as you can get. In the case we have more than one person make it the entire way, we’ll have a showdown that weekend followed by an outdoor WOD at Rec Park. If you’re not quite at that level, don’t be scared! We’ll also have a side challenge for max handstand hold time. Newbies, you may think you can’t get upside-down but nothing is further from the truth. We’ll help you get comfortable with wall stands and by the end of the month, you should be able to kick up into handstands all on your own!