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Old 02-17-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Muscle Up Help

Hi,

I have been working on my Muscle ups and gymnastics, but can only get to 4-5 muscleups using a false grip, but cant get anywhere near using a neutral grip. Does anyone have any help they can give?

Video of a 3 rep and fail about 6 weeks ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUis_GbipEY
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Re: Muscle Up Help

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Hi,

I have been working on my Muscle ups and gymnastics, but can only get to 4-5 muscleups using a false grip, but cant get anywhere near using a neutral grip. Does anyone have any help they can give?

Video of a 3 rep and fail about 6 weeks ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUis_GbipEY
James,

Watch this vid. It's one of the best that I've seen. I'm still working on getting my ring MUs; can do about 5 on straight bar.....
It's about 8 minutes long but he gives good advice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUKHj...5C0D73CBEC(WFS)

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Old 02-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Re: Muscle Up Help

The no false grip Mus is a big swing high up. You are not coming all the way down to full extension on any of your reps, not even on the first one.

You need a bigger kip and better timing. it is more a timed exercize the a strenght one. kind of like kipping pullups. you get the timing wrong you are all over the place.

I'd work on coming to full extension first, that alone should make a bigger swing. Also none of those MUs would count in a compition because of the lack of full extension at the bottom. No bent elbos, that actually is a scaled version.

WFS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKcnpJSAsbo Look at how big her swing is at the bottom and the full extension too. I really do'nt like them personally, I can do them, but it kind of robbes the movement to me.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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Re: Muscle Up Help

How many can you do without a kip? You probably need to work on those, getting stronger overall.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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How many can you do without a kip? You probably need to work on those, getting stronger overall.
I agree. At my cert the staff asked how many people could do a muscle up, and almost all of us put our hands up. They then asked us how many can do them strict? And almost all of us put our hands down, including myself. I then worked on strict muscle ups and improved a lot!

I also agree on working on the full extension, this should help with your kip too because right now you are losing a lot of your kip to maintain the bend in your arms.

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