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Old 06-05-2010, 07:41 AM   #1
Adam W Jones
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Kipping Rhythm

So I can do dead hang pullups and I've started working on Kipping Pullups.
I can finally get my self to lower fast and not slow and controlled anymore, but I just can't seem to get a rhythm going and I feel like the most uncoordinated person in the gym while trying to learn these.
I can get maybe 2 or 3 in a row, but than it's gone and they could be just regular pullups with a little kip. any suggestions

I've read the articles and watched the videos just looking for real life help if you have trouble with this too

I don't mind the weird looks because I'm doing CF in a Snap Fitness anyway do a free week in one and you'll see what I mean, have to get pretty creative with some replacement exercises or bring your own equipment like I started doing
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:21 AM   #2
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

Just keep at it. As a competitive bodybuilder and lifter for 25 years, I only knew how to do strict pull-ups. Unlearning the strict form on all movements has been a challenge for me. About a month ago, started focusing on the kip part.. . Twice a week for about 15 minutes, I went to the corner pullup rack and kept trying. After about 2 weeks, I eventually got one. So I took a little break and went back to the bar....then I got two...took a break..got three. And now I can do about 10.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:45 PM   #3
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

Thank you,
Un-learning that strict form is brutal
Feel like I'm not doing much at the gym besides hanging around after workouts
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:23 PM   #4
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

You may have watched these videos before, but the first three videos on this page is the best way I have seen it broken down and taught. It worked for me.

http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:23 PM   #5
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

Keep practicing. That's the only thing that will help really. I had a hell of a time getting my rhythm down.

It helped to focus on keeping my feet in one place while I was beginning the next motion and getting that nice C-bend with the torso forward, beyond the feet. Then making a C in the other direction while pulling with your arms and throwing the legs up. It's obvious you understand that if you can get 2 or 3 but just keep doing it. I felt like a fool, especially at the globo when I'm forced to go there, swinging around on the pullup bar with wildly spastic movements but I kept at it and now I can do 35+ perfectly.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:40 PM   #6
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

I think most people have this problem. The things that really helped me... keep your feet together and push away from the bar at the top of the movement. The push will create momentum that will translate back into the kip.

Keep at it!
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #7
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

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I think most people have this problem. The things that really helped me... keep your feet together and push away from the bar at the top of the movement. The push will create momentum that will translate back into the kip.

Keep at it!
Agree exactly. push away from the bar at the top of the pull, and SWING those legs from the bottom. After you push away from the top and you are dropping pull your legd back and prepare for the next kip. Ans as said, practice.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:47 PM   #8
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

Yep. Push AWAY, NOT down at the top of the movement. I went from only having a good rhythm to 3 or 4 to being able to do 18 unbroken in the first round of Fran (working towards the full 21).

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Old 06-06-2010, 06:25 AM   #9
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

When I was learning to kip, I remember that trying to do the movement slower helps with the rhythm, not really the CF motto with For Time, AMRAP, etc, but it will help you remember and perform each and every movement in the cycle and when you have that down you can work on speed. $0.02.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:22 PM   #10
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Re: Kipping Rhythm

Use your legs on a box to help you figure out the swing motion with your shoulders.

Supported legs into jumping pullup -- then take weight off your legs surely but slowly until you don't have to use them.

It's not that hard if you continually progress here. If you try to learn it straight out and have poor coordination then you're likely going to have problems.
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