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Old 01-03-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
Derek Maffett
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Re: kipping/jumping pull ups

Use the search engine and you will find more than enough answers, since this has been covered a gazillion times already.

Kipping distributes the load through the entire body, not just the back and arms. The same amount of work is done in less time, thus it is better for metcons. Jumping pull-ups are also done with your muscles alone, with a lot of distribution of the load to the more powerful leg muscles, and thus are good for metcon as well.

If you are doing strict pull-ups, then yes, kipping would be cheating. But the CF norm is kipping and a true kipping pull-up is a whole lot more efficient than a "cheating" strict pull-up.
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