Are Kipping Pull-ups Really That Dangerous? Part 2: Building Strength and Technique Across Kipping Patterns

As you all know I have a great love for speaking and writing about kipping pullups and all things kipping.  I work for a gymnastics continuing education company (powermonkeyfitness), coach adult gymnastics at Crossfit Verve and am a full time physical therapist.  Because of this I have the unique opportunity to see where people get hurt while kipping, rehabilitate them and then allow them to optimize their movement and performance afterwards.  This week I share some more knowledge about how to safely coach and progress kipping movements with an article I wrote for  Last article touched on how to assess the arch and hollow position and then how to build those basic movements.  That forms the foundation of our kipping. This week we really go into depth about:

  • Where and why people can get hurt with kipping
  • How to build a strong base
  • Where we need to be strongest in the pull-up to reduce injury risk
  • How to transfer arch and hollow onto a bar
  • Easy exercises to build and strengthen the kipping motion
  • Kipping Progressions
  • Shoulder blade position and how it changes across movements (Kipping pullup to muscle-up to front uprise)
  • How kipping changes based on the power of the movement

Click HERE for the link to the article

Now that I think about it, this article has an enormous amount of information.  If you’re a coach or therapist who works with athletes who kip then this article is for you.

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If you’d like to see how I program kipping exercises progressively into my programming as I describe in the article then click this link.

So much kipping,


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