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Old 12-24-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
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Where do kipping pull ups come from ( their origin : gymnastic etc..?) What is their advantage over regular pull ups .

They look a bit like a way to cheat , to make more pull up.
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Old 12-24-2005, 07:34 AM   #2
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Wow...there are a TON of discussions about this on the boards. Try searching for kipping and kipping pull-up via the search function. There is also an entire Crossfit journal dedicated to the kipping pullup.

Short version: Kipping allows more work to be done in less time, thus increasing power output. It is also a full-body coordination movement when performed correctly, which applies more functionally to real-life application of pulling skills. Last, but not least, the hip motion of an effective kip mirrors the motion of the olympic lifts/kettlebell swings, adding to it's function as a posterior-chain developer.

http://www.crossfit.com/cgi-bin/discus/search.cgi
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Old 12-24-2005, 08:36 AM   #3
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Moving to Exercises (with the million others of this exact same question...)

OK, I lied. A search for "kipping" reveals only 368, not a million.
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
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Yeah, but's that's only because you looked for "kipping". Reduce the search to just "kip" and it pulls up 1,453,659 entries . . .

(j/k . . . it's 733).
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Old 12-24-2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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You can read all those hits and probably not pick up much more than Jesse's 63-word (acc. MS Word) short version, nice post.
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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Yep, Jesse hit the nail on the head. But just to get you started, here's one of my favorite (multi-page) threads on the kipping pull-up:

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/8991.html


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Old 12-28-2005, 03:20 PM   #7
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Great post Jesse.

That needs to be posted somewhere where it's easily spotted. Maybe the Lynne Pitts' FAQ? This question does seem to come up quite a bit, and Jesse's answer is the shortest I've ever seen while still covering the basics of the argument.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:23 PM   #8
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Can't argue that...it's definitely FAQ-worthy!
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:45 PM   #9
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Perhaps it can be better put on a T-shirt:

Kipping Pull-up...just do it
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