Will 20.3 knock Heppner out

    Brian Pyffereon, Barbellspin,  Jaco Handstand, 2019, https://tinyurl.com/yxdaovng

    Back in 2018 Jason Heppner had to drop out due to Handstand push up regulations

    In the 2018 Crossfit Open Jacob had didn't make it to Regionals. Not because he wasn't fit enough but because he was honest enough not to cheat in his Open qualification videos. he couldn't physically make the target for his heels to cross due to the way he was born.

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    Really not sure how to start this off. So I guess I’ll start by hooking you with the statement “I will not be qualifying to regionals.” Now read below for the explanation. . . My 18.4 score was 104 reps. Most of you know that I love HSPU, HS Walking, and pretty much anything inverted. If these movements existed in a Regionals or Games workout then I usually came out top 5. Unfortunately a problem arose from the new standard, height + 1/2 forearm length. Now for all you folks claiming “If an athlete doesn’t like the new standard then they need to fix their body positioning and get better upside down” this is where you realize that isn’t always true. . . Let’s admit we’ve all at least seen that one person who really struggled to hit the standard and it wasn’t because they had bad positioning, but instead was due to their anatomy. The issue lies in the forearm length measurement. Instead of taking the whole arm length, which I admit would be difficult, only the forearm was measured. This creates the possibility that certain athletes, like myself, could be a statistical outlier in our ration of forearm length comparative to bicep/total arm length. Meaning having really long forearms when compared to overall arm length. . . I’ve watched my video many times and believe me I couldn’t get any closer to the wall or get my hands any narrower. I just happened to be one of the few athletes that had to stretch and press as much a possible to bet barely over that dreaded line. . . I would be lying if I told you the thought didn’t cross my mind of shorting a few measurements, bending my knees when measuring my height, or cutting a few 1/8’s off my elbow measurement. But when it’s all said and done I just wouldn’t be able to live knowing I cheated someone else out, regardless if I agree with the new standard or not. . . Crossfit isn’t life and I’d rather be known as a man of integrity than a great athlete. . . God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied - Matthew 5:6 . #crossfit #crossfitgames #intheopen

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    Crossfit isn't life and i'd rather be known as a man of integrity than a great athlete.

    He meant it and stuck with it fair play. We have heard nothing form him yet about 20.3 and how to complete it. Saying that maybe he will get through another way, I mean there are plenty of Sanctionals and now that he has quit his job to concentrate on his programming and being a full time athlete there is argument to say he is will be okay, especially with the finish he got in 2019.

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