Thread: Basket Swings
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
Grissim Connery
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Default Basket Swings

Maybe I'll post this up on the GB forums too.

So I've trying to understand some of the different swings recently. The most interesting one to me now is the basket swing. Should it be considered a transition swing?

For example, I was trying to glide kip up and pull back into a muscle up. I noticed that if i tried to glide kip into a basket swing, it would help raise my hips higher for what felt like an easier rotation into a muscle up. i was not able to pull this off, but the motion felt cleaner and had potential. i was trying this on both rings and a pullup bar, each had its disadvantage, either the added swing of the rings or the tight space of the pullup bar.

When i try to drop through parallel bars from support to a swinging hang, i find that the force is too much for me to control at the moment with the palms-facing-out grip. Should basket swings be used for many transitions, including this one?

i guess my overall question is whether the basket swing is a good method to help switch between hanging swings and support swings.
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