Hanging from a bar (or any kind of support), using both hands and starting with arms fully extended, raise yourself until your chin exceeds the height of the bar. Varying hand grips can be used, including overhand, underhand, or switch grip (one hand overhand, one hand underhand). In addition, numerous styles exist. Strict, kipping, and butterfly kipping utilise different body parts and muscles to achieve the same goal: to raise the chin above the height of the support.
Rogue P-3 Pull-up System
The all new ROGUE 14"/22" Pull-up System is finally here! We have taken the best components from the large rigs and put them in a more compact unit! Each bracket is made with 11 Gauge steel and designed to be anchored on any type of wall. You can choose the length pipe you need for the rig.
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Assistance for Bodyweight Exercises
With training bars and training plates we've been able to introduce the major lifts like squats, deadlifts, presses and jerks, cleans, and the snatch to all comers, including seniors, regardless of ability. This approach is not novel; many of the most suc
The default CrossFit pull-up, however - a violent, kipping, "anyhow" pull-up - has few supporters even among pull-up connoisseurs. Ours has always been the "cheating" pull-up.
How can a movement of such enormous import stir such little interest? It doesn't make sense that the pull-up doesn't inspire the same discussion, analysis, and overall attention that so many other movements do like the bench press and squat.
Last winter we challenged the message board crew to drive towards 40+ pullups by September '04. After a couple of deadline extensions the contest officially ended with seven winners – Lynne Pitts, Kelly Moore, Aaron Fisher, Adam Walinsky, Larry Lindenma
Swingers and Kippers
The most strident objectors to the kipping pull-up advocated by CrossFit have been the kettlebell swingers. They despise our "sloppy" pullups. Other communities have been confused by kipping but are ultimately receptive to it after an explanation of our r
Kipping Pull-up Progression
If you haven't heard all the debates about the kipping pull-up versus the strict pull-up, you should probably spend some time on the CrossFit.com message board doing a bit of homework.
Better Movements: The Jerk and the Kipping Pull-up
In this lecture from a recent CrossFit certification seminar, Greg Glassman looks at the differences among the shoulder press, push press, and push jerk and compares them to the differences between strict and kipping pull-ups. The advantage of the "better
Crash Course: The Butterfly Kip
At the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown held in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Chris Spealler had the chance to coach at CrossFit Avalanche. Here’s his crash course in the butterfly kipping pull-up.
Teaching the Pull-up to a Large Group: Part 2
There are many progressions for learning the kipping pull-up, and different cues will work for different athletes. Join HQ trainers Adrian (Boz) Bozman and Lisa Ray as Boz instructs coaches on his method of teaching the pull-up to a large class.
Teaching the Pull-up to a Large Group: Part 1
There are many progressions for learning the kipping pull-up, and different cues will work for different athletes. Join HQ trainers Adrian (Boz) Bozman and Lisa Ray as Boz instructs coaches on his method of teaching the pull-up to a large class. Boz be
CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Course
The movements page is a breakdown from your workout programming. It is a great tool for analysis, but it does not show you how to effectively design, scale or evaluate your programming. We highly recommend attending the CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Course to learn how.