Problems with muscle ups/top outs

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Problems with muscle ups/top outs

Postby Conor » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:25 pm

Okay, so recently i came across a wall, and usually, the walls i scale can be easily climbed with one swift flick up and over. This one however, was harder. So it's just a few ft taller than me (about... say, 6ft5?) and i run up and spring myself up into a cat grab position. Now what? So yeah, i get up, but not in the most graceful of manner, putting my elbow on the wall and basically crawling up with my feet until i'm in a position to flick up my feet and hop on top. I look back with disappointment, jump down and try again. This time was slightly better, but i still had to put my elbow down and crawl up, and i'm not quite sure what i'm doing wrong. Perhaps i'm just not as strong as i thought, and just need to condition myself more, but it's the general 'flick' where your hands go from a rapped round the edge position to a flat position on top. This wall has no other side to rap my fingers round either, which just makes the situation more difficult, and i've found myself often slipping off and having to try again. So, any thoughts? Is my technique wrong? Am i just not strong enough? If it helps, i can post a video of myself on this thread of me getting up, if it would help with your advice giving? Many thanks.
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Re: Problems with muscle ups/top outs

Postby Robin_a » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:53 pm

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Re: Problems with muscle ups/top outs

Postby Conor » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:15 pm

Thankyou, very helpful. I'll keep trying.
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Re: Problems with muscle ups/top outs

Postby Oldboy » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:19 pm

This is probably the most indepth video on climb ups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOAJ2L-d ... re=related

and another one by the same guy for getting ontop and over a wall (after climb up)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufHMJIsB ... re=related

Even if your technique is good, it's still going to take quite a bit of strength to put it all together, so you could work on these conditioning exercises.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wb_qhJT ... re=related
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