Ring Handstand Push-ups Are Back at the Games

Dave Castro has released another preview of the CrossFit Games. This time, Dan Bailey is shown doing 5 unbroken handstand push-ups…on rings. Castro simply comments, “2016 CrossFit Games individual athlete ring handstand push-up”. There’s no additional context to the statement, so we are left wondering how it will be incorporated next week. But with that said, it could be a repeat workout from six years ago.

For those who are not familiar with the 2010 CrossFit Games, ring handstand push-ups were programmed for the men during the Sunday morning event. The 7-round couplet consisted of 3 cleans (205/135-pounds) and 4 HSPU (on rings for men). Graham Holmberg won the event with a time of 4:26 followed by Chris Spealler and Ben Smith.

Here is the archived video from 2010:


Following Castro’s Instagram post, athletes have begun posting videos of their attempts on the rings…

Here you go @matthewd1078

A video posted by Jeff Evans (@jeff_evans_cf) on

Nailed it first try #crossfitgames #gamesbound #4daystillcheckin @justinebeath @courtney_fitz @crossfitgames

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