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Old 07-08-2010, 07:29 PM   #11
Eric Montgomery
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Re: What is the functionality of kipping

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Originally Posted by Max Chianese View Post
I'm not qualified to answer this but I'm pretty sure doing strict pull ups does notactivate your core muscle(abdomen) but kipping does.
I'm the opposite I can do 20 dead hang pull ups but a lot of kipping like when subbing for muscle ups gives me trouble.
Strict pullups do activate your core--I saw a T-Nation (I think) article a while back that rated muscle activation for various ab exercises, and strict pullups came out fairly highly rated, even in comparison to "traditional" ab exercises.