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by Brendan Walcoff

“Nicole Upside Down”

Coach Creation WOD

2.4K 95
  • AMRAP in 20 minutes
  • Max Unbroken Shoulder Taps
  • 400 meter Run

Tap the same shoulder as the arm lifted. Hands should be no more than 6″ from the wall. Stomach to wall during the shoulder taps. Every time you come down, run 400 meters.

Score is total number of shoulder taps completed.


Feet can be on the box for the handstand. Or shoulder taps can be done from the plank position.

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Background: Shoulder taps help so much with getting comfortable in the handstand position. Practicing stomach to wall ensures that we are reinforcing proper handstand mechanics. I love to handstand and don’t like to run so this helps me to get both done in a single workout!

Intended Stimulus: Build stamina in the shoulders for handstands while also developing unilateral overhead stability.

Strategy: Work on touching the wall with just your toes. Do not let the hips sag into the wall or the back arch excessively.

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