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Old 09-30-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

Just coming out of a extensive search in the argument of kipping pullups.
Found somewhere that kipping is possible even on rings and/or on a swinging bar (a bar that is suspended from the ceiling with chains for example).
Well, I feel very confused, since I believed that the need for a fixed bar was mandatory for kipping. And because of the fact I just have a swinging bar, I'm still doing strict pullups only, after near three months of crossfitting....
Tomorrow I'm gonna start my kipping carreer
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:13 PM   #2
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

Definitely possible. A little different (harder, maybe?), but possible.

Maybe Jon Gilson will chip in to promote his Again Faster bar and showcase his video of kipping PUs over a cliff.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:28 PM   #3
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

I have no choice but to use rings. Kipping is possible but the rings are going to start swinging a little. I found that timing the kip with the forward swing works, but the downside is that you have to sit there while the rings swing forward. I got pressed for time once and started throwing out kipping pullups like crazy, and I seemed to be getting some good kips in, despite the fact that I didn't quite know what I was doing, and I wasn't waiting for the forward swing.

There might be a science to it, but I haven't found it yet.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:51 PM   #4
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

It definitely takes practice. I haven't really been working my kips on rings, but I remember that I once decided to do an Angie (that's the 100-100-100-100 one, right?) on rings.... That got ugly the next day (MAD lats and maybe teres minor soreness), but I remember getting some crazy kips going on. It felt a lot more pronounced than on a bar (probably due to the swing), and a lot more work. But it was really cool.


EDIT: Oh, my. "I once decided." What I a nerd am.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

It's mainly hard because you can't push back at the top, and they pivot away when you pull at the bottom. But they do rotate into a neutral grip, which is comfy.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:46 PM   #6
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

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But they do rotate into a neutral grip, which is comfy.
I'll say. One thing I like to do on the rings is to rotate the grip - suppinated, neutral, and pronated - during the set. Generally find myself with a neutral grip at the top, though.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:34 PM   #7
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

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Maybe Jon Gilson will chip in to promote his Again Faster bar and showcase his video of kipping PUs over a cliff.
Yeah, that video came out from my search on the argument, and was my main inspiration for this thread.

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It's mainly hard because you can't push back at the top, and they pivot away when you pull at the bottom
And this is the main reason why I believed you can't do kip on swinging bar or rings.
Anyway, thanks everyone for the help. Gotta go practice this harder (wasn't already hard enough?? )variation of the pullups.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:27 AM   #8
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

It's possible but harder.

Instead of one focus in the vibration (which is at your hips) there's two which is at your hips and at the point of contact of your hands and the bar/rings. A bit more complex.. but it can be accomplished.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:28 AM   #9
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

I use the again faster (swinging bar) every day. Yes you can kip. Once you get used to the timing it really isn't much harder.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:58 AM   #10
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Re: Kipping Pullups on a swinging bar? Possible? I'm very confused..

I have my garage pull-up bar attatched to loops on the ropes I hang my home-made rings from (removed/inserted as required of course.) And you definately can kip on a swinging-bar without difficulty. The kip does tend to swing out quite far and I almost smashed my head on gargare door once or twice doing this! But you can easily use this, though it probably slows cycle time quite a bit.
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