|02-22-2010, 02:51 PM||#1|
For Thos Struggling With The Muscle-Up
This is one of those "if I can do it anyone can do it" posts.
If you're struggling to get your muscle-up maybe this will help.
First let me say that I'm definitely in the best crossfit shape. I can't do one single Hand Stand Pushup, I weight 190 and my 1RM deadlift is 330 at best and I struggle with many other things.
After doing crossfit for just over 2 years I finally got my first muscle-up this morning and then this afternoon I did the 30 Muscle-Ups for time workout and finished it in about 25 minutes.
For one I think it had a lot to do with the Jason Khalipa video the other day where he had the newbie doing a muscle-up in about 20 minutes:
I highly suggest you check it out.
In my warmups I stressed doing pull-ups all the way to my chest, which stupidly I've never done before.
And as Jason talks about in the video I made it a point to try and keep my hands close to my chest.
As he also talks about I tried to stress rocketing my upper body forward to transition from the pull-up part to get to the dip position.
This morning I got 5 and I could hardly believe it. I was so excited and pumped that I decided I'd try the 30 muscle-ups for time this afternoon.
Looking back I see that poor technique played the biggest part in not being able to do them before today.
I highly suggest you check out that video.
Have a wonderful day,
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