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Greg J Smith
03-29-2008, 07:17 AM
Had to kip a little to start muscle up....I practiced for like 25 minutes before finally "getting" it. It is a lot easier now that I know how it feels.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vBXctElQu8 w/f/s


Deadlift form wasn't the best. Lost some tightness towards the end. Anyone have any other tips? Thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OWabGGMpCI w/f/s

Not related, but this is a video my brother made for me of the marathon I ran last May. Always helps give me motivation before a hard day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-v7gf_c8Og w/f/s


P.S. I'm not usually a grunter, it just kind of happened on these :)

Andrew H. Meador
03-29-2008, 01:46 PM
Great stuff! And you did it in a commercial gym, I love it! Next try the front lever (you really need to raise your center of gravity from the hang to achieve it), and dips with your palms forward, and forward and backward rolls. Try drillsandskills.com.

Greg J Smith
04-01-2008, 08:51 AM
Thanks! Yea, that "commerical gym" is actually where I work :( Haha! Myself and the other full time trainer just kind of take over during the slower times. And since posting this, I practiced muscle ups again yesterday, and did like 8 in a span of a few minutes. Now that I can "feel" one, it is SO much easier.

Just ordered a 2 pood as well so will have more fun soon!

Kevin McMahon
04-01-2008, 09:59 AM
I cant wait til i can do a muscle up, Congratz! Also im jealous of you living in madison, that city is freaking awesome.

I need to pick up a set of rings soon, so i can do some of the WOD's at home.
Keep on keepin on, and ill join the muscle up club sometime soon:)

Don Gery
04-01-2008, 10:07 AM
excellent work. i also cant wait til i can muscleup. i've always tried on the pullup bar. is it supposed to be easier on the bar or on rings? i mean where should I start

Kevin McMahon
04-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Start with pullups and dips. If you have access to rings all the better. Usually muscle ups are done on rings but can be done on either.

Note: Pullups and or any other exercise that you can translate onto rings, will be a greater challenge as there is much more stabilization going on throught the movement. But by all means if you have them, or can get them, or can go somewhere that does, they are all sorts of fun,( and challenging to boot;) )

Cody Looney
04-01-2008, 05:57 PM
Nice job Greg, that's a big day

Jason M Struck
04-03-2008, 07:05 AM
it's probably the PR attempt (no one's form is that great above 95% in the DL) but you began with a straight or maybe slightly rounded back. You could work a little on that start position and watch those weights continue to go up.