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October 10, 2018

Some quick tips to help with your pull-ups today… with ・・・ 🗣THE KIPPING PULL-UP: ••• When you think of the Kipping Pull-Up, do your arms immediately start to hurt? . If so, you’re approaching the skill all wrong. ••• The Kipping Pull-Up is not necessarily an exercise design to build strength (train strict pull-ups if that’s your goal). . But rather, the Kipping Pull-Up is coordination based, meaning, your technique + swing should do the majority of work for you. ••• In the photo, do you see how I begin my vertical rise with a closed (piked) hip? . This allows me to produce tons of power through an aggressive hip extension (butt squeeze), that sends my body towards the bar. ••• Meaning? Your arms don’t have to work very hard. ••• If you’ve been struggling to get your first Kipping Pull-Up, take a step back, and evaluate not only your movement pattern, but your mindset. ••• If you’re mentally approaching gymnastics skills incorrectly, you’re setting yourself up for a long, hard road. ••• Think about the skill, break down the mechanics, and figure out how to do it the easiest ways possible. . THEN, gymnastics becomes simple. ••• GIVEAWAY TOMORROW! . Check back to win a pot of Victory Grips, Crossover Symmetry bands, 1st Phorm + Lurong Supplements, and more of my favorite products. . Turning on post notifications helps. Do it. ••• BreazealGymnastics.com ••• . . . . . .

October 17, 2018

Here are a few tips to help w T2B in today’s WOD. with ・・・ TOES TO BAR: Is your weight distribution correct? ••• When training the toes to bar, newer athletes tend to struggle more with maintaining a consistent rhythm, versus getting their toes in contact with the bar. ••• When you find yourself struggling to connect reps, make sure you step back, and analyze your bodyweight distribution in relation to the bar. ••• In order to maintain that rhythm, you need to be pulling your legs with the core/hip flexors, and engaging the lats, as if to pull down on the bar. ••• This will pull the majority of your bodyweight to the back side of the bar (where we want it), allowing you enough time to make contact, and begin driving your heels back down, in order to swing back into your loaded arch position. ••• If you are not strong enough to pull your body to the backside of the bar, gravity will not allow you enough time to do everything you need to (i.e. tap your toes on the bar, and drive the heels back down). ••• Resulting in, a “glide-swing-toes-to-bar”. ••• ️Perfect your rhythm and movement pattern first, THEN, worry about hitting your toes to the bar. ••• 🖖🏾 ••• . . . . . .