Many of you have taken a liking to gymnastics skills and have asked for resources to improve on handstand holds, hspu’s, and of course the holy grail muscle up. Here are two incredible websites that have loads of info on those movements and progressions for them.

I’ve spend a few hours already on Beast Skills and have started to peruse Drills and Skills. It’s humbling, encouraging, and awe-inspiring at the same time. Take a look when you have time and pick a skill as your goal for the next four weeks. Post your goal to comments and we’ll revisit them in a month to check them off the list!

WOD 10.19.09

21 Push Jerk
15 Push Jerk
9 Push Jerk

Post times to comments.

8 Responses to “Gymnastics Resources”

Michael H
October 19, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Effortless, his movements are so precise and executed with such finesse.

I want to be like Andreas, although, I don’t think I’d do the community any favors if I wore tights.

October 19, 2009 at 3:35 PM

LOL, ancient crossfit secret:

tights will get you your muscle up faster. the trade off may be your social life suffering, but it’s worth it!

October 20, 2009 at 5:13 AM


Sub 100 mtn climbers/20 burpees/21 burpees/21 burpees for 400m run
Push jerks 25# plate
SDHP 1 pood

October 20, 2009 at 7:39 AM

Welcome Kelly and Stephanie! Glad to have you gals and well done on the WOD!!!

October 20, 2009 at 8:31 AM

Awesome job, Kelly & Stephanie! Much respect to you guys for the burpees sub!

October 20, 2009 at 10:17 AM

same time as Serena, and 45# PJ and 2 pood

Michael H
October 20, 2009 at 12:52 PM

The Crossfit family grows! Are you going to post a pic of the whiteboard? I don’t remember my time :P

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