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Old 10-21-2008, 04:19 PM   #21
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I've had the videos for a few days now... Just looks like the bluetooth in my phone is busted. I've tried using different computers, so that's not it... and it was working just fine a couple of weeks ago.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I guess I'll try to borrow a camera that can take videos.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:06 AM   #22
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Disregard that.

Here we go:

Kipping muscle-up
Failed deadhang muscle-up

Space is kinda cramped, so...

Anyway, with the deadhang attempt, up to the sticking point, it's cake. After that, it's like I just don't have any strength at all through that range of motion to complete the movement.

Comments very much appreciated.

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Don't know why it's so choppy on YouTube... It's pretty smooth on my computer and on my phone.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:27 AM   #23
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Kipping looks absolutely fine. You might want to try reducing your kip (kinda like if you're fatigued) and still seeing basically "how much" kip you need to make it right now.

Deadhang:
1. ELBOWS ARE COMING OUT. Big no no. They should always be in front of you or glued to your side.

2. Need to pull higher. Rings should come to the bottom of the sternum/nipple height. Focus on depressing your scapulae to help increase height you can pull up.

3. Turn over (lean forward, elbows BACK -- not out -- directly when the rings reach the nippes/sternum bottom. You aren't at this point yet.. so it's moot but that's what you're going to do for the transition.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:27 AM   #24
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Thanks, Steven.

I wasn't even thinking about the elbows, I'll definitely be concentrating on that.

I'm not sure I follow you on the scapulae thing... Could you explain how I'm supposed to depress my scapulae?

Should I not lean forward until the rings reach nipples/sternum?
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:26 PM   #25
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Elevate scapulae = push hands far up above your head as possible, shoulders into your ears. OR in dip position letting your shoulders shrug up to your ears.

Depress scapulae = pull them down as far as possible (shoulders at shoulder height). OR in dip position pushing tall so that you're not shrugging.

So when the rings are basically at your sternum PULL your scapulae down and retract them as hard as possible.

As for the lean forward... it won't really work otherwise unless you pull low enough so it's a moot point. Don't focus on that until you can pull that high though.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:22 AM   #26
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Thanks, Steven. That makes sense.
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