Friday, January 16, 2009

Exercise of the Week: Muscle Up

This is the MUSCLE UP.  One must use "muscle" to get "up."  It's simply a pullup into a dip. (Note: I used "simple," not "easy.")

I cannot do a MU yet. I have begun targeted training to do one: low and deep (full range) ring and bar dips, ring rows, and ring pullups...soon to add jumping MUs and false grip work. I refuse to allow my 230+ pounds get in the way of doing it. It will take time, but I will do it.

Options for MUs include doing them on:
  • Rings
  • Bar
  • Trapeze
  • Fence
  • Wall

Try it. If you can do even ONE, you are in a very select minority.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

when i first saw a m/u i thought it wouldn't be to hard,i figured i could do dips on a fixed bar setup
and i new how to kip good from the marines so how hard could it be.i built a set of rings and hung them in the garage.well, now i try to do
1 dip.rings are tough
jim q