View Full Version : First muscle-up

Lincoln Brigham
09-21-2005, 11:33 AM
Done this past weekend at the San Diego Crossfit seminar. Not super-pretty, but got it done.

Kelly Moore
09-21-2005, 04:49 PM
Nice work!

Laura Rucker
09-21-2005, 05:02 PM
Totally freakin' awesome. Lincoln, you ROCK!

I'm gonna do one of those.

Beth Moscov
09-21-2005, 07:10 PM

Stephen Reeks
09-21-2005, 07:51 PM

Keith Wittenstein
09-21-2005, 08:52 PM

Christopher Sommer
09-22-2005, 10:36 AM

Well done and congratulations on reaching a significant milestone in your ring training.

One thing that I noticed is that you suffered somewhat unnecessarily during this muscle-up. (However as this is CrossFit, perhaps a little suffering is a good thing!) During your transition, you were slow in getting your elbows to vertical; or in other words getting them as close to directly above your hands as possible. This small change in position during the transition will make the dip portion of the muscle-up much easier.

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer


Scott McAndrews
09-22-2005, 11:56 AM
Nice job Lincoln! I've learned a lot from reading your posts here and on many other web sites. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. Cheers, Scott

Lincoln Brigham
09-22-2005, 12:32 PM
Thanks, Coach! That should help a lot.

The transition certainly felt awkward, felt like I couldn't get on top of the rings to start the dip. I've only had access to rings a few times and I haven't been doing dips that much, so I'm sure once I get more practice they'll be much easier.

Laura, I'm sure you'll get some.

Jeremy Jones
09-22-2005, 01:42 PM
strong work!

Tim Weaver
09-22-2005, 04:58 PM
Results are what count.


Christopher Sommer
09-22-2005, 07:04 PM
Not to minimize Tim's comment, however results are indeed what count. That is why it is always most beneficial in the long term to execute a movement or exercise with the best technique possible.

Struggling to iron out technical difficulties during the muscle-up will result in substantially higher strength gains in the future. The finest I have seen was a single bar muscle-up with nearly 150% of bodyweight. This improvement took place gradually over a four year period - due primarily to a constant refinement of technique and correct physical preparation.

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer


Larry Lindenman
09-23-2005, 04:56 AM
Excellent work Lincoln, now it's time to start swinging giants!

Michael Pietragallo
10-01-2005, 06:00 AM
Great job Lincoln!

I've only been training CF for five weeks and I haven't attempted my first muscle up. It may be a while before I do but I am truly amazed at the results of this program.

Once again, great job!