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Old 08-22-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
George Mounce
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Talking Finally got it!

So I can finally join the Muscle-Up club! Now to work on 2 consecutive!
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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So I can finally join the Muscle-Up club! Now to work on 2 consecutive!
Well done, I just got my first last month, it's a great feeling.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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George~Congrats you lucky dawg!!

I realize technique plays a big part in achieving a muscle up but I'm wondering if there's an average amt of pull ups /dips to work up to in order to achieve the strength needed for a muscle up? Hubby just made me pvc rings for garage... and i can't believe how much harder dips are on the rings.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:33 AM   #4
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Re: Finally got it!

Congrats! I'm awaiting a pair of Elite rings--how long did it take you to join the MU club?
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:23 PM   #5
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Re: Finally got it!

Gina, there is an old saying about 15 dips and 15 pullups.

Really though, good technique will diminish this. Especially, if you add in a kip or pike in the front.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:31 PM   #6
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Re: Finally got it!

I actually didn't try that much. I finally got my rings last night and I did the MU at CrossFit SoCal. I had only tried maybe 10 times previously on different occasions on some rings that are set up in our local SERE shop.

My first attempt at one (March 07) was done at 198 pounds mind you, and I am now 168. So take that into consideration for what it is worth. My strength to bodyweight ratio has increased immensely.

Most of my "training" was done through visualizing how to complete the muscle-up and watching the videos. Now that I have rings I can do one MU and work my way up to consecutive. I currently have them set up so every time I pass them I can work on a little grease the groove.

One thing I will say, is that many people talk only about prerequisite strength. I have found that false grip practice is essential. Many of my pull-ups are done on a neutral grip bar station with a false grip. I think that helped me a lot.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:44 PM   #7
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Gina, the amount of pull ups and dips will differ from person to person. Essentially, you will want to have a reasonably easy pull up and dip so you don't get stuck because of them. Transition is highly technique, if you ask me. Sometimes I get to the top of the pullup and I just don't seem to understand how to transition. I get stuck. I might have strength enough, but my mind pulls a blank on how to proceed. I would suggest doing muscle ups with a very high amount of assistance. Do lots of muscle ups this way to start understanding the transition. Then you should be able to start dropping assistance by the truckload and remember the technique to do an actual muscle up.

Nine pullups is probably fine, but you should work on your dips, try to make that movement easier so you don't get stuck there.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:39 PM   #8
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Re: Finally got it!

George,

Great Job. I was close to getting my first one too. However, Derek is absolutely right with technique at the transition. That's where I'm having the most problems.

Now I'm light years away because I re-aggravated an old should injury (tore my labrum years back during Oly-comp). Can't even do a ring dip now. But hopefully my ego doesn't get in the way of recovery, actually my stubborness :-D


Hope to join the club in the near future,
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