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Old 10-12-2006, 06:20 PM   #1
Kevin McKay
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I finally seem to be over my tendonitis and am back to pull ups, but on the rings now. I can only do about 1/2 the # of ring pull ups as regular is that normal? I am guessing it is a neural muscle thing that just needs to adjust anybody experience the same thing?
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:13 AM   #2
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Yes. I've been doing them off the bar exclusively for at least a year. Did some today off the rings and didn't feel as strong. Joints felt better though.
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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Yes. My reps cut in half too. Probably due to the instability of the rings.
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:58 PM   #4
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I have started doing ring pull ups only because of my shoulders. Less joint problems but they are definitely harder. Kipping does not seem possible, or am I missing something?
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:13 PM   #5
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richard, kipping IS possible...it´s just harder, because you can´t maintain your momentum like you do on a bar; that is, pushing away from the bar at the top. also, you start swinging all over the place.:biggrin:
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:18 PM   #6
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I will give it a try and hope I don't slam into the wall.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:50 AM   #7
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Richard,

I also had a hard time kipping on rings, until I watched how Greg Amundson did his kips...I always imagined kipping by leading with my hips back and forth...he seemed to lead with his head,... I found thinking of it like that much easier and now I can kip on rings with great control and rhythm. Maybe that will help you too.

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:03 AM   #8
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...until I watched how Greg Amundson did his kips...

That's where it clicked for me, too. (Watching the Josh E./Greg A. "Fran" video; check the FAQ for it (humbling little video, that).)

I thought, "Oh, it's a snakestrike!", and that helped me.
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:18 PM   #9
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If you are going to kip on rings it is better to forgo the 'push back' at the top. You should just let your head and shoulders go forward through the rings. As you drop, your body will center itself and the momentum will carry over if you time it right. This will also help you with shoulder flexability.

Basically your head will make more of an elipical path instead of a 'C' shape.


That is how I got my PR last November anyway.
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