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Old 03-17-2015, 05:27 PM   #1
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Judge my slightly intoxicated bar muscle-ups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUY2eB9vqiw
Things that stand out to me, and my biggest questions -

Why does it look like my right arm is doing the majority of the work!?


Is it remotely normal to land on my stomach like that? Coming back to it now, that cross section along my chubby tummy feels like it's bruised.

If my shoulder feels jacked up now (2 days later) - and this is likely the culprit, what can I do to fix?
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:43 AM   #2
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Re: Judge my slightly intoxicated bar muscle-ups

Fun video. The front roll out of the last rep was like icing on the cake.

Dude - that is a lot of reps for a single workout. Yes, that is probably why your stomach feels bruised and your shoulder feels jacked up.

I wouldn't call your technique wrong, but it could be better. The one-two technique of getting the elbows over is pretty common. Check out Matt Chan here at 21:20, and Rich at 23:45:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDgzYT4sYns&t=21m20s (wfs)

He is doing exactly what you describe: elbows over the bar non-simultaneously, and resting on the stomach briefly before pressing out the dip. It's pretty common.

Look at the beginning of the workout in that video (11:00). These are cleaner reps - simultaneous elbows and no stomach-resting. To get this, you'll need a stronger pull and higher turnover. If your momentum over the bar is rotating at the bottom of your ribcage instead of your nipple line, it will be easier to get both elbows over simultaneously.

...And you'll lose that nice clean rep the further you get into a workout. When you're tired you'll go back to the one-two, stomach rest, dip.

That's a cool outdoor rig. Fill in the gaps around your concrete posts with new concrete, and you may get rid of the wobble.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:03 PM   #3
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Re: Judge my slightly intoxicated bar muscle-ups

With that many reps, do you feel your right arm being overworked? I don't think it's necessarily doing more pulling with it, as long as both elbows are over before you push to support. I'd be more concerned if your right arm is getting way more fatigued.

Are both shoulders "Jacked Up" or just the right?
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With that many reps, do you feel your right arm being overworked? I don't think it's necessarily doing more pulling with it, as long as both elbows are over before you push to support. I'd be more concerned if your right arm is getting way more fatigued.

Are both shoulders "Jacked Up" or just the right?
I definitely don't feel the right arm did more work than the left, but 2 days later, the right shoulder did feel super strained. It seems to have dissipated as of this morning (took a full on rest day yesterday), but I've not tried hanging from a bar quite yet.
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Re: Judge my slightly intoxicated bar muscle-ups

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Fun video. The front roll out of the last rep was like icing on the cake.
That was super fun... I always do those, keeps me entertained.

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Dude - that is a lot of reps for a single workout. Yes, that is probably why your stomach feels bruised and your shoulder feels jacked up.
I really should have thought this workout through more, but I blame the 4v1 Sam Briggs video (slight spoiler alert there)


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I wouldn't call your technique wrong, but it could be better. The one-two technique of getting the elbows over is pretty common. Check out Matt Chan here at 21:20, and Rich at 23:45:
WOO-HOO, I got compared to Matt Chan!!!


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That's a cool outdoor rig. Fill in the gaps around your concrete posts with new concrete, and you may get rid of the wobble.
It's in planning. Lately we haven't used it enough to justify putting time into it, but that's because "lately" has been winter. We also have 3 bars indoors as well, just can't do muscle-ups on them.
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WOO-HOO, I got compared to Matt Chan!!!
I saw your first rep and thought, "This guy is the real deal."

I was expecting a different type of entertainment when you used "slightly intoxicated" in your title. I was pleasantly surprised in an unexpected way.
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I saw your first rep and thought, "This guy is the real deal."

I was expecting a different type of entertainment when you used "slightly intoxicated" in your title. I was pleasantly surprised in an unexpected way.
I edited out the shenanigans that took place in between reps, like running in the garage and yelling at my stereo....
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