Have you gotten your pull-ups yet? No? Unbelievable! What does it take to get a pull-up? So much and so little. We celebrate athletes that get their first pull-up, we all cheer and clap and it’s exciting. Now the real work begins. Just getting started can be daunting and challenging. First off why do you want to do pull-ups anyways? Well, gymnastics, that why. Having the strength to pull yourself up shows tremendous upper body capacity and control. Of course I am referring to the strict version here. The arms, shoulder, lats, upper back and core benefit from this movement. Of course many do not yet have ability but they can with the tools the coaches have provided you. Banded STRICT, jumping and seated pull-ups and ring rows are the tools you can use on your own and or during the WODs we prescribe. You might have to change rep schemes to fit the intent but you and the coach can discuss this. If you get an opportunity to train during open gym, before or after class that’s perfect and allows you to spend more time developing your strength. Any coach can give you a breakdown of what and how many to try and it should vary from high reps/low weight, heavy weight/low reps. Mixing it but being consistent in obligating time. It’s time to get those pull-ups! After you get your first 3 strict we can start to learn kipping and butterfly pull-ups. So pretty! Then Chest 2 bar, muscle-ups and swingbackflipdoublefloopyloops. You will get stronger with less tendency toward injury and you can do what 80% of the population can’t. Total bragging rights! Ask a coach!
30 AbMat Sit-ups
20 x 10 Meter Shuttle Sprints
10 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (70/50)