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Old 06-24-2006, 09:16 PM   #1
Matt Stanley
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I've set a goal for 10 consecutive MU's by the end of the year. My current best effort is 3. My biggest struggle is lowering myself from the "lower dip" to the "upper pull up" positions. This feels roughly equal and opposite to slowly lowering a heavy clean (another awkward activity). If I lower quickly, my false grip slips. If I lower slowly, I tire out quickly. I would appreciate and welcome any tips.....

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Old 06-25-2006, 06:59 AM   #2
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elbows in
'****' the wrist's
accept the force of the transition (bottom of pull to redirection upward) in your lat's and shoulders

then play around with 2 methods:
1. on the way down pause in the dip and adjust grip
2. speed mu's - drop real hard from dip to bottom pull.

good luck!
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:15 AM   #3
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Matt,

there were similar threads here http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/16369.html and here http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/18764.html.

The key for me was to maintain the false grip by pushing the rings away from me, like the bar in a kipping pullup. This way, you don't drop straight down so much, but rather in an arc, making it much easier to maintain the grip.

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Old 06-26-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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Jerry, Christian,

Thanks for the tips. As of now, I do better when I lower myself slowly--when I tried speed MU's, I sped right to the ground. As an aside, I searched "multiple muscle up" before posting (using both 'or' and 'and') and wasn't pointed to either of the very helpful links Christian posted. Christian, did you remember those posts or do you have searching secrets?

Thanks again for the pointers.
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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Matt,

I remembered the posts and searched for them. The search was "multiple muscle up" with keyword options '"And" (Match all keywords)'. The mentioned links show up as entries 22 and 41 for me in that search.

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Christian

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