Old Hickory practicing donkey kicks for handstands

Old Hickory (aka, Andrew Jackson) comes to the Open Gym session on Sundays to practice on his skills.  Above, he is captured in action practicing donkey kicks to get ready for hand stands.  He also uses the Open Gym to establish many benchmarks.  (photo courtesy of Skippy)

JohnnyB vacation

JohnnyB (aka John Belaya) performing a handstand on one of the beaches of The Philippine Islands during his vacation last month.

April 197

Above, Fredie (one of the Thundercats) is shown performing a handstand push-up on the wall.

7 Responses to “Handstands”

  1. Beast (aka JA)

    Gatekeeper and I went for our Sunday 5K run. Experimented with a different running stride and felt good and actually ran faster. My right tibia and patellar tendon were both quiet!
    Where was everybody anyway?

  2. Billdozer

    Matt and I did Randy today(75 power snatches, 75#)

  3. Noel (SKIPPY)

    Way to go Old Hickory. I pretty much see you every Sunday keeping it varied.
    Did “Christine” in 16:23 (500m ROW/135# DL/24″ box jumps). The highlight is that I actually performed ALL jumps, not one step-up, woo hoo! But Scott said I need to do it 10 minutes, so thats something I need to build up to.

  4. HeMan

    BP 5-5-5+ (95-110-135(10))
    BS 5-5-5 (125-145-165)
    Randy – 5:48 (rx)

  5. Old Hickory (aka Andrew J)

    Thx for the pic Skippy! Handstands are one of those childhood fears!
    Worked on the above, box-assisted ring dips.
    Thrusters 5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5 (65#)
    I took some time between the first few sets to check technique (still not very familiar with them). The last five or six sets were done with 10-15 seconds rest.