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Old 03-03-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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In looking at the pic on the main page - which I recognize as being the "hot chick" muscle up girl - it looks like she is gripping the rings a little toward the back as opposed to right at the bottom of the circle. Optical illusion or good observation?
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Old 03-03-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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You want to grip so that the heel of your hand is just on the backside of the ring. Not too much. If you are too far on the back then when you do a handstand it will push you forward. On the other hand if you are too far forward on the ring it will push you back out of the handstand. You want the grip such that when you get to the support your hand rests nicely in the base of the ring.
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Old 03-03-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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Handstand - that's a good one. ;-)

I'm just working on the muscle up.

Same thing apply?
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Old 03-03-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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In addition to Roger's recommendations, I would also try to set your grip in the following way:

Your grip should be pressing on the ring in a diagonal from the bottom knuckle on your index finger, across your palm to the heel of your hand as well as somewhat on your wrist as well (this is where those wonderful blisters on your wrist come from).

As you reach the transition point from chinup to dip, roll your hands out and press down to rotate your grip from a pull to a support.

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Old 03-05-2004, 04:06 AM   #5
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I guess I did it right, I had a big red mark 1/2 on the heel of the hand and 1/2 on the wrist. Worked well. I also did the rolling out the wrist to support and felt the difference.

Really need Tylers rings to come, the home depot set up we've been using at Maxercise is leaving a big bruise on the outside of my arm where the ring is connected to chain. I could just wait, but i'm addicted.
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