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Old 03-04-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
Joseph Blaire
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I copied this from my post on today's WOD:

Yeaaaaaaah, I joined the Muscle UP Club today and not only did I do 1 I did 30!


I've been trying to get a Muscle up since I started CF over a year ago (and I haven't truly been consistent with CF until very recently). When I saw the WOD this morning I hung the Rings up (over my Pull/UP dip station, which isn't that high so I did them from my knees). I knew I was strong enough but I could never get past the push to dip transition faze. I just kept working at it in multiple attempts and then I finally got it.

The false grip is the key you have to be willing to accept the pain and discomfort on your wrists to work through the motion (I know now I have the torn wrists to prove it, just minor scrapes). Once I got a few I did a couple more to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Once I find out I could finally do a MU I was determined to do all 30 MU's. So several hours after getting my first MU I did the WOD:

30 Muscle-UPs time 18:35 as Rxed! I feel great thank you cross fit.

Next time I'm gonna tape up my wrists, remember everyone it's all about the Fals Grip if you have the strengh.



I guess I have to Video Tape myself to prove it, so I can join the Muscle-Up club.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:55 AM   #2
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Excellent job!!!
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:34 AM   #3
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Joseph-
Congrats! And no video is neccessary, your word is good enough!
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:31 PM   #4
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Thanks,
i'm going to try and get a video of myself doing a Muscle-up anyway.


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Old 03-19-2006, 08:23 AM   #5
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Joe

Thanks for the inspiration. Doing a muscle up is still a distant goal for me, but I'm making progress and I'm pleased with that. It's nice to hear from someone who's done it. I'll keep your advice about the false grip in mind when I'm doing enought pullups and dips to warrent taking on a muscle up.

And of course your word is enough. Do the video just for the fun of it.

Stay strong, Joe
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:20 AM   #6
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Strong work Joe! Kudos
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Old 03-20-2006, 03:46 PM   #7
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Great! :-)
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