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Lee Wynne
Lee Wynne

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I have set myself a new challenge. Muscle Ups!

I remember a few years ago, whilst I was going through my keto phase..

.. I had witnessed a guy who wasn't overly muscular doing pull-ups but then managing to get himself above the bar for a dip, all in one go!

Luckily, I have a pullup bar in my home gym:

So I thought I would give it a go.. no chance, not even close, in fact, I thought my eyeballs were going to pop out of my head. I gave up.

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Fast forward to yesterday, I noticed that one of my friends had posted a small workout video, low and behold - she was doing the same thing, I asked what they were called and that's when I learned about 'muscle ups'.

I hit up YouTube looking for a tutorial and I came across this:

After being inspired to give this another go, I have set myself a challenge to be able to perform 5+ muscle ups by the end of the year. Clean with good form.

Wish me luck, I'll be posting my progress on here so feel free to follow me to offer some support.

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ildi

Good luck dude!

anything is possible

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Lee Wynne Author

Thanks. I am going to need it, if I can just get the lift right, and get my knees up. I’ll make it. 😻

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Ben Halpern 🌱

I used to be able to do muscle ups a long long time ago 🥲

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Lee Wynne Author

Really!! Wow! That’s amazing!

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Ron

You got it Lee! Love MUs, they're a great combo of technique and strength. They're functional and one of the more common movements you might use in the real world.

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Lee Wynne Author

Thanks Ron! I won’t lie, not finding these easy at all. Haven’t got up there yet, still building up to consistent string chin ups, I can feel the progress happening though. Just doing a few of these daily makes me feel good

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Lee Wynne Author

This isn't working out so well atm! Since I posted this I have been feeling under the weather, how typical! Nevermind, always good to listen to the body and rest a bit