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10/22/12 7:51 P

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Thanks!!!

The Crossfit YouTube one you recommended didn't load immediately, but when I got it running, it seems quite informative, and will be the way I do initial pull ups.

I have a great cherry tree outside here,with a horizontal limb at the right height. I'll start getting used to having my arms and shoulders hold my weight, on those nights I can get home before dark. Then, I'll work into swinging. Step by step. I know not to strain muscle groups before their time...

As noted, in December I will have the time to hang out at the local CrossFit gym. But I don't want to be a total basket case prior. I am also walking and hiking (and yardworking) in advance.

Edited by: ARTEMISTHEGREEK at: 10/22/2012 (21:16)
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10/19/12 10:23 P

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Kipping is the process of using your whole body to make the pull-up more efficient. There a ton of good videos on the crossfit website. Here are a few links.

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/eva-o
n-kipping.wmv
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-cTAJnIGm6c

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ARTEMISTHEGREEK's Photo ARTEMISTHEGREEK Posts: 273
10/19/12 9:49 P

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I'm new, and really wondering about some of the lingo. What is "kipping"?

I'm sure more will be come clear to me when I have time to try CrossFit in December. I wrote my local branch a couple weeks ago, but won't be able to get there before that month. (No, this upcoming time frame is NOT pretty here!)

Thanks.


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I can generally string 15 kipping pull ups in a row but have been feeling like i'm missing a huge portion of strength training by not working on my strict PU. A couple things that i work on:
I often just hang from the bar and engage my lats and shoulders for 5 to 10 seconds at a time without actually pulling at all. this helps my brain learn to isolate those muscles when I pull.
Hanging with your chin above the bar is another great way to build those pulling muscles. My goal is to stay up there for and accumulative 1 minute. obviously i can usually only do 20 or 30 seconds at a time but i keep going till i accumulate to 1 minute of flexed hang time.
Finally when i'm actually doing my dead hangs you can use your legs to help assist you. Its not a kip in the typical sense of the whole body moving back and forth. To do this i bring my knees up toward my chest and then quickly and aggressively push them down, straitening them out and pulling up very hard at the same time. it often gets me the slight boost to get my chin over the bar... i'm looking forward to the day when i can eliminate the knee jerk. its working as i need less and less assistance...

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10/1/12 7:39 P

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So I'm pretty close to that first pullup. Every time I go into my den I try one. I'm just a few inches away from a full one.

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9/16/12 2:10 A

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Thanks for the advice. I don't have the band I see everyone using in the videos but I do have a set of resistance bands I've used in the past. I have thrown them over my pull up bar before and connected them with a heavy duty carabiner clip and thrown my knee in it. I remember when I still could t get it then. I did it again today for the first time in months and was able to get 1-2 with the bands. I can definitely feel myself getting stronger on it. I am going to have to tighten up my nutrition and drop some of this weight so I can get my first one before before new years.

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9/13/12 11:32 A

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Bands will help! I would say that it would be better to get a dead hang pull up before you start kipping. Kipping puts allot of force on your shoulder and being able to do a dead hang is a good indicater that your body can handle the force from the kip. If you have rings you can also do ring rows to help build strength.

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9/13/12 6:55 A

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Freddie- I started on the pullup assist machine at my gym, and worked my way down in assistance, then I moved onto jumping pullups, and before you knew it..I could do deadhangs.....I know a lot of people also use the bands for help, which come in different sizes....and yes..as you drop weight and become stronger you will also feel and see a difference in being able to do pullups....that was my experience also!

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9/12/12 6:58 P

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I've been working out off and on for years ever since high school football. I have always been somewhat strong but big. I have never been able to do a pull up. I know dropping some weight should make it easier but I was wondering what suggestions my Crossfit folks here might have to get my first dead hang pull up? Right now I can get up with a slight hop off one foot. I want to do the real pull ups though so I can start practicing my kip and keep up with the workouts. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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