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    Why Your PULL UPS Aren’t Good Enough For MUSCLE UPS

    By David (Jacko) Jackson

    When working on redefining your impossible of the muscle up, it’s not as simple as just getting better as pull ups.

    Thinking that once you can do 10 or even 20 pull ups you’ll be able to do a muscle up… it doesn’t work like that!

    There are even subtle differences between bar and ring muscle ups but we’ll cover that in a separate blog. When training towards a bar muscle you need to make sure the pull ups you perform in your bar muscle up training programme are specific enough for the adaptation you require for the goal of a bar muscle up.

    Normal pull ups just don’t cut it, which is why we have a specific pull up technique to utilise in our bar muscle up training programme (currently 50% off) which we’ve designed to work on the specific strength and power you need to finally get above the bar, redefine your impossible and join us in #MuscleUpClub.

    The video tutorial below is taken from our upgraded bar muscle up training programme, which you can access in full for free as part of a 7-day trial). In the tutorial, we explain why and how you need to change the way you do pull ups in order to do muscle ups.



    We hope this can help unlock the bar muscle up for you. Give it a go and let us know how you get on with these specific pull ups for muscle ups. If you have any question just ask. We’ve also included below a weekly schedule example from our bar muscle up training programme for you to try out too. You can get free access to the first two sections of the programme, which includes video tutorials, the example weekly schedule and, movement and technique analysis – click here.


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    If you want all the video tutorials for each exercise and access to the full muscle up training programme, sign up for a FREE 7-day trial to our online membership – here.


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