As you know from my two previous articles, 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. I wanted to put together an article series of what I’ve learned over the years and what I believe to be the most important factors to take into consideration when developing a program for your athletes with kipping. If we use our brains and progress properly I think we can greatly minimize risk of injury.
This is by far the most comprehensive article I’ve ever written on kipping pullups without a doubt. If you’re a coach or therapist who works with athletes who kip then this article is for you. Definitely check it out and then get back to me with how it works for you or your athletes. Together we can make ourselves and others safer and stronger.
Maybe my last kipping article for some time (maybe),
Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 4: Programming and Periodization)
Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 3 : Load and Volume Management)
Are Lat Stretches Dangerous? and 5 Better Ways to Gain Overhead Mobility
Are Kipping Pull-ups Really That Dangerous? Part 2: Building Strength and Technique Across Kipping Patterns
How Tight Lats and Kipping May Cause Shoulder Pain (Subacromial Shoulder Impingement)
Mastering Handstands, Muscle-ups and Strict Gymnastics with Powerful Monkeys
How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping Pullups – Part 1
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