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Muscle Up

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Lats
Other Muscles: Abdominals, Biceps, Forearms, Middle Back, Shoulders, Traps, Triceps
Equipment: Other
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Muscle Up Guide

Main Muscle: Lats

  1. Grip the rings using a false grip, with the base of your palms on top of the rings. Initiate a pull up by pulling the elbows down to your side, flexing the elbows.
  2. As you reach the top position of the pull-up, pull the rings to your armpits as you roll your shoulders forward, allowing your elbows to move straight back behind you. This puts you into the proper position to continue into the dip portion of the movement.
  3. Maintaining control and stability, extend through the elbow to complete the motion.
  4. Use care when lowering yourself to the ground.



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Tip: Muscle Up

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May 13, 2014 7:29 PM: Try to do this exercise on a pull-up bar without using momentum! The muscle up on a pull-up bar with no momentum will build muscle. Once you get good at the muscle up you can always add weight.



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May 13, 2014 7:27 PM: Great upper-body exercise!



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Apr 9, 2013 11:38 AM: sweet



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Apr 9, 2013 11:37 AM: great worout



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Aug 29, 2012 5:39 PM: always fun



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