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Old 03-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Wrist straps for m-up's?

I just started doing muscle ups and my wrist have rubbed raw due to the false-grip. I have tried to tape them and the tape slips on the rings. Is there anything that gymnast use to help with the wrist? I have heard of such a device that slips around the pinky but can not seem to find anything on the world wide web. Thank you in advance and have a great day!
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: Wrist straps for m-up's?

Lauren Gillassie (sp?) discusses a taping method for MUs on the crossfit journal "muscle up virtuosity" series. I think on the second one.

Personally, if you're rubbing it raw from doing multiple reps, learn how to kip more efficiently. That way you don't need the false grip.

I only use the false grip for strict muscle ups. And I can't string together more than 4 or 5 of those, not nearly enough to do damage to my skin.
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Re: Wrist straps for m-up's?

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Lauren Gillassie (sp?) discusses a taping method for MUs on the crossfit journal "muscle up virtuosity" series. I think on the second one.

Personally, if you're rubbing it raw from doing multiple reps, learn how to kip more efficiently. That way you don't need the false grip.

I only use the false grip for strict muscle ups. And I can't string together more than 4 or 5 of those, not nearly enough to do damage to my skin.
I will definitely take a look at that, thanks. Just starting getting them, so still have a lot to learn.
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Personally, if you're rubbing it raw from doing multiple reps, learn how to kip more efficiently. That way you don't need the false grip.
Do you not put more strain on your wrist? Also, just in case you lose grip, are you not saving yourself by using false grip? Do you not need to kip harder using regular grip? I would rather rub my wrist raw then to break it.
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Re: Wrist straps for m-up's?

Has anyone used the dowel rod grips? If so, are they worth it? Just looking to get stronger at m-ups.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:50 AM   #6
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Has anyone used the dowel rod grips? If so, are they worth it? Just looking to get stronger at m-ups.
They will help hold a false grip more easily, but they are never allowed in any CF competition, so what's the point? Just learn to do naked grip muscle ups like Mike said or just work on strengthening your false grip.
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They will help hold a false grip more easily, but they are never allowed in any CF competition, so what's the point? Just learn to do naked grip muscle ups like Mike said or just work on strengthening your false grip.
Yes sir, will do. Thanks for the insight.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:57 AM   #8
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Re: Wrist straps for m-up's?

the tape is probably the best way to go however if I'm just messing around and wanting to hit a few mu's before/after a WOD then I'll throw on the thin pair of rogue writs wraps that i have.
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Re: Wrist straps for m-up's?

I think you can use regular wristbands, like the terry ones worn for tennis. Just slide them over where you're chafing.
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