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Nice one TDS, I still can't get my muscle-up form correct. For those not in the know.

It can also be performed using rings.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:21 PM
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Sadly, I need to jump. But, I do a few jumps into the top position, then 15-20 straight bar dips up there. It's a BEOUCH!!!

I need a solid stable bar at home, as well as a partner to get this down (the competition will breed results). Muscle-audio nerds we are,...
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:43 PM
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I can do sets of pull ups and dips just fine, it's the transition from pullups to dips that kills me. It's like a lose all power in that transitional zone. I think I need to build some explosive power, kip more to get higher and work on my form.

For those too lazy to google:
rings
http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/Muscle-upNov02.pdf
http://www.powerathletesmag.com/pages/muscleup.htm
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http://beastskills.com/tutorials/tutorials/53

I suspect my problems is illustrated by these pictures from the third link above. I am under the bar when I should be behind it and not getting enough lift.



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I can also do the pullups and dips just fine, and seem to have the same issue. I'm going to incorporate a swinging motion into it and see how it goes. I'm kinda heavy compared to others doing this, and it seems to be MY deciding factor. And kipping is becoming a failure. As I say: if at first you don't succeed, friggin' CHEAT!!! Form will come later.
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@sideways explosion is ridiculously hard to train. I never got good explosion through any muscles through my years of wrestling and MMA...

I need a good place to do pull-ups and the likes. I have a BioForce but it doesn't have any place to do that. So, I'm still holding on to my YMCA membership for that and swimming
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:09 PM
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You can always go the ghetto workout route, I do it quite often when jogging even if people look at you a bit funny. In most places if you look around you can find something to do pull ups on. Parks and stuff will even sometimes have a set of pull up bars just for that.


Or you can just go to a gym. I've never been to a YMCA so I can't comment on that. Look for old school gyms with lots of free weights and bars and you should be good to go. I stay well clear of those fat camp gyms with modern machines and the insane user fees that go along with them.

Actually since I mostly do bodyweight and some free weights I tend to hang out at track and field / gymnastics / Olympic lifting gyms. It takes too long to get anything done with machines that isolate specific muscles. My workouts these days are more geared towards functional fitness than aesthetics.

Then there is the whole door frame mounted chin up bar but I would not trust those for pull ups with any amount of kip to them.

On the topic of explosive strength, yeah it is hard to train. Getting the combination of explosive power and control is even more difficult and that is what separates the masters from the run of the mill fighters IMHO. MMA is ofc a bit of a different monster with people maxing out on the power side of things.
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I don't really have a problem with kipping or explosive force. The trick to the muscleup is to NOT kip or swing. It's just a leverage motion, which some have an issue with. If I weighed under 200lbs I could do it, easily. The extra weight makes a world of difference.

As for ghetto workouts, I prefer them. Pullups, pushups, muscleups (if I ever get the form correct), and hopefully someday PISTOLS!!! Those KILL me even to attempt.
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Power to weight ratio is always an issue. I weigh in at 100 kg (220lbs) so it does make my bodyweight workouts more effective.

Pistols are fun and balancing adds flavor! I usually have a counterweight of some sort or other balancing aid.
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I wish you lived in NYC - we'd have a BLAST!!!

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Yeah, could have seen that one coming, good that they did boot us. Better that this topic lives on in a different thread. Agreed and I'd definitely train with you if I was in NYC, the more the merrier. I currently have a group of minions here that keep me honest and motivated in my workouts.

I don't know if you've tried them but I'm having great fun doing tabata interval training (20 seconds work/10 seconds rest for 8 sets repeated for each individual exercise), sled pulling and various gymnastics. I tend to mix and match crossfit workouts and do my own variations as well. If you want to try some tabata interval training and have an android device hanging around get the impetus app. It's free and times your intervals for you. Pushups, squats, ab crunches, back extensions. GO! If that felt easy do handstand pushups, pistols, toes to bar and hug-a-twinky's
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I'll check the app out tomorrow,...and tomorrow is my LAST day with my Android phone. Buy, I CAN use it for training and entertainment purposes. Thanks sideways!!!

PS: I like the ad that popped up on the bottom of the page: http://www.ultimatebodypress.com/joi...FUGo4Aod_2hCYg

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Naa, tomorrow I'm thinking of hitting up my bench press system. That is if I'm not to sore from demolishing a house today.
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Three rounds for time of:
165 pound Front squat, 5 reps
18 Pull-ups
225 pound Deadlift, 5 reps
18 Toes-to-bar
165 pound Push jerk, 5 reps
18 Hand-release push-ups
Some weight/ rep scaling to keep the intensity high.
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10 pull ups
10 hug a twinky
10 dips
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