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    Getting Your First Muscle-up

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    I posted a new tutorial on getting your first muscle-up today that features an article and video.

    As always, feel free to post your comments on my blog!
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    i posted. unfortunately, i don't have a bar that i go near enough daily to 'by any means necessary' myself up and over. i'm going to have to look for one.

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    I know this might sound funny but I never learned how to kip, I always wanted to do strict no momentum pull ups but I might have to work at this.

    Also, do you think it matters how you do your straight bar dips? I tend to do it Hannibal style where my legs go out in front a bit like an L and my body goes behind the bar as I dip, you were more over the bar, I've tried it that way too but I figured for MU it would be more beneficial to go slightly behind, maybe I'll switch it up. I still need more strength I think but maybe a good kip also....

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    Thanks for the video. I now have a few areas to practice in on my way to a muscle up.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    i posted. unfortunately, i don't have a bar that i go near enough daily to 'by any means necessary' myself up and over. i'm going to have to look for one.
    Once you find a bar and try this move for yourself, you'll see how hard it is and why you need to kip to get it in the beginning!

    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    I know this might sound funny but I never learned how to kip, I always wanted to do strict no momentum pull ups but I might have to work at this.
    Although theoretically possible, I've never seen anyone go from not being able to do a muscle-up to doing a strict muscle-up without first getting it with the kip. It's not too late to learn to kip though!


    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    Also, do you think it matters how you do your straight bar dips? I tend to do it Hannibal style where my legs go out in front a bit like an L and my body goes behind the bar as I dip, you were more over the bar, I've tried it that way too but I figured for MU it would be more beneficial to go slightly behind, maybe I'll switch it up. I still need more strength I think but maybe a good kip also....
    I think the way you're doing the straight bar dips is fine. Like you said, legs out is actually more like a muscle-up. I also think you're probably strong enough to get a muscle-up if you practice the techniques described in the article.

    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
    Thanks for the video. I now have a few areas to practice in on my way to a muscle up.
    Cheers
    You're welcome! Keep practicing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_Kavadlo View Post
    Although theoretically possible, I've never seen anyone go from not being able to do a muscle-up to doing a strict muscle-up without first getting it with the kip. It's not too late to learn to kip though!
    O_o My partner did exactly this. She never realized you COULD do a muscle-up with a kip. However, I would also say that she's unusually strong in the upper-body department and could muscle her way up.

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    Gosh, I just want to figure out how the heck to do a single pull up! I've never been able to do one in my entire life. Is there any way to build up enough strength to do one? I try when I go to the gym, but fail miserably (I've tried both dead hang, and with a chair to stand on. No luck). However I can do 50 lb pec flies and 90 lb tricep dips. I know they're not my body weight, but they must be good building blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Gosh, I just want to figure out how the heck to do a single pull up! I've never been able to do one in my entire life. Is there any way to build up enough strength to do one? I try when I go to the gym, but fail miserably (I've tried both dead hang, and with a chair to stand on. No luck). However I can do 50 lb pec flies and 90 lb tricep dips. I know they're not my body weight, but they must be good building blocks?

    btw, you're totally adorable just to look at Al
    Go to the Worldwide Pull Up Challenge thread, lots of good info there on building up to one. It just takes patience, time and practice. Strength is a slow builder.

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    Thanks, iniQuity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuperb View Post
    O_o My partner did exactly this. She never realized you COULD do a muscle-up with a kip. However, I would also say that she's unusually strong in the upper-body department and could muscle her way up.
    She sounds like quite an exceptional woman! I would love to see video of her doing muscle-ups! Very few women can do one, kip or no kip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Gosh, I just want to figure out how the heck to do a single pull up! I've never been able to do one in my entire life. Is there any way to build up enough strength to do one? I try when I go to the gym, but fail miserably (I've tried both dead hang, and with a chair to stand on. No luck). However I can do 50 lb pec flies and 90 lb tricep dips. I know they're not my body weight, but they must be good building blocks?
    Like iniQuity said, it takes a lot of patience and practice to learn to do pull-ups, especially for women. Check out my article on learning to do a pull-up if you haven't already.

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    btw, you're totally adorable just to look at Al
    Aww shucks!
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