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Old 01-23-2005, 07:04 PM   #9
Pat Janes
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I'm much the same, Ross. I got my 1st muscle-up a month or two ago. I am struggling to get 15 dead-hang pullups (maybe on a good day) and I'd definitely struggle with 15 consecutive full ROM ring dips.

You do obviously need to have a certain amount of strength to perform a muscle-up; you certainly need to be able to perform a full ROM pullup and dip and at least a few reps of each I would think.

After working muscle-ups for a while (trying to introduce less kip), I'm finding that determination (this is extremeley under-rated) and skill are far more important than strength.
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