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Old 07-17-2006, 07:53 AM   #1
Aaron Graham
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Hi

Just a quick Q guys, when working with rings do you always need to use the false grip or is just fo exercises scuh as muscle ups??

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Old 07-17-2006, 08:41 AM   #2
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Most of rings is without a false grip. In fact a false grip invalidates a move in competetive gymnastics. The false grip is usefull for a MU, and a backwards roll to support (and is a cheat in crosses and the like).
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:20 PM   #3
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For me the false grip is essential for MU. I cant do one muscle up without a strong false grip , but I can do 10 (not in a row) with a strong false grip.

The further I push my wrists over the rings the easier the muscle up is
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:51 AM   #4
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I cannot seem to understand the false grip. Will anybody please describe?

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Old 07-26-2006, 12:01 PM   #5
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flex your wrist when you grab the ring so the ring is set deep toward the forwarm, not toward the joint of the fingers to the hand.

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Old 07-26-2006, 01:11 PM   #6
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I've been doing muscle-ups on my rings by getting a false grip way up towards the top of the circles (index fingers nearly reach 12 o'clock). I'm brand spanking new to the rings -- is this okay for CF purposes?
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you're gripping near the top of the ring? and you can press out from that position? i'm having a hard time visualizing that...

do a ring dip - look at where your hands are. that's essentially the placement you want. so if you look at the above pictures, if you moved Nicki's forearm from under to over her hand, she would be in a pretty good support grip.

if you're gripping up on the side of the ring, i don't see how you can really complete the MU - at the end of each rep, are you able to pause at the top after the press out?
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:20 AM   #8
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Sorry - the grip I described was just my starting point.

I begin by reaching up and establishing the top-side grip I described, then I lift my feet so I'm hanging below the rings, and I start the pullup part. By the time I've pulled up to the transition point, my sweaty hands have usually slid down into a position that lets me move through the transition and push up out of the dip.

Does that make more sense now?
Does it sound kosher?
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:20 AM   #9
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Your grip should not be shifting during the transition. If your grip is sliding as you transition you will not be able to make multiple MU. Work on getting comfortable starting with your hands in the base of the ring.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:22 AM   #10
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That is indeed a good point.
Time to modify things a bit.
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