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Old 05-31-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Tricep Bruising with MuscleUps and Ring Dips

Does anybody else get huge bruises on their outer arms while doing ring dips or muscle ups?

Let me say that I use either sinch straps or rings from a kids playset hung from the rafters.

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Old 05-31-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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Re: Tricep Bruising with MuscleUps and Ring Dips

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http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...ht=ring+straps wfs

Also, a palms-forward support helps stop that, is the proper form, and is ridiculously hard. Steven Low will probably reply with more regarding that.

I would also recommend a t-shirt with sufficiently long sleeves as to help offset the problem.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:17 PM   #3
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Re: Tricep Bruising with MuscleUps and Ring Dips

If I'm going a metcon I always put some chalk on my forearms and triceps where they rub on the straps. I tend to stay away from shirts because it will wear them out although if you have some ratty ones that work (although I think you'd get a bit warm in a long sleeve working on rings).

If it's a strength workout, learn to do them with the rings turned out (palm facing forward) which will promote better overall muscular recruitment and better strength gains.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:30 PM   #4
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Re: Tricep Bruising with MuscleUps and Ring Dips

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If it's a strength workout, learn to do them with the rings turned out (palm facing forward) which will promote better overall muscular recruitment and better strength gains.
Interesting. I'll give that a try tomorrow, though I'm still working on a successful MU.

How does the palms forward start affect the difficulty?
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:44 PM   #5
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Interesting. I'll give that a try tomorrow, though I'm still working on a successful MU.

How does the palms forward start affect the difficulty?
probably about 5 to 10 times harder
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:22 AM   #6
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Re: Tricep Bruising with MuscleUps and Ring Dips

Interesting that Steven suggests that we try it with palms facing forward, yes i could imagine that being so much harder.

i've always put my palms facing the body, and it feels so much more comfortable that way when i press out the dip portion of the MU. I dont feel the skin burn from rubbing against the straps anymore since i started doing it this way.

not sure if its the right or wrong way to do it, but it definately saved my skin so far.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:34 AM   #7
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Re: Tricep Bruising with MuscleUps and Ring Dips

Palms facing forward puts you in a whole other dimension on rings, but I'm starting to see the benefits now !
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:24 AM   #8
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Re: Tricep Bruising with MuscleUps and Ring Dips

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Palms facing forward puts you in a whole other dimension on rings, but I'm starting to see the benefits now !
Palms facing forward is hard work even just holding the position at first, but like most things that are hard, the benefits and gains in the end are great.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:20 AM   #9
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Re: Tricep Bruising with MuscleUps and Ring Dips

So all dips done are done with palms facing forward ideally?
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:37 AM   #10
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So all dips done are done with palms facing forward ideally?
Yeah. Ideally. During a metcon.. I dunno if you want to go "ideally" or "faster time" though.

It tends to have a very good carry over effect to other rings strength work at the very least. Lots of other stuff as well.
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