What’s the Difference Between Kipping and Butterfly Pull-ups?
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

I have a lot of athletes ask to learn “how to butterfly” their pull-ups. I find it helpful if people understand the basic positions that they’re moving through dynamically.

First Off…They’re Built the Same!

A big issue I see when people go to butterfly, is that they view it as an entirely different movement from regular kipping pull-ups. In reality, these two kipping styles are built on the same two foundational positions – hollow and arch. It’s the movement rhythm that changes when executing the two styles.

What’s the Difference Between Kipping and Butterfly Pull-ups?
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

I have a lot of athletes ask to learn “how to butterfly” their pull-ups. I find it helpful if people understand the basic positions that they’re moving through dynamically.

First Off…They’re Built the Same!

A big issue I see when people go to butterfly, is that they view it as an entirely different movement from regular kipping pull-ups. In reality, these two kipping styles are built on the same two foundational positions – hollow and arch. It’s the movement rhythm that changes when executing the two styles.

Simple Scaling Solutions to Make the Most of Gymnastics Movements
Written by Travis Ewart

There are somewhere between 650 and 850 muscles in the human body and every single muscle has a particular job. Some muscles are larger than others and some are super tiny, but they all work together in an incredible symphony of movement. As with an orchestra, different instruments produce different sounds at different octaves and similarly, different volumes.

Music can be mesmerizing but also obnoxious. I love watching and listening to live music and maybe you do too,

Getting Butterflies Thinking About Butterfly Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
Written by Travis Ewart

I love checking the Invictus blog every night to see what the workout is for the next day. I don’t know what it is, but when I see that the workout has pull-ups or chest-to-bar pull-ups, I get very excited. I know it’s not the same reaction for everybody, but I feel like that’s usually because they aren’t familiar with the feeling of swinging continuously, smoothly and rhythmically in their pull-ups. Many struggle with the movement of the butterfly technique even though they are strong enough for strict chest-to-bar pull-ups or regular pull-ups and that can be frustrating.

Getting Butterflies Thinking About Butterfly Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
Written by Travis Ewart

I love checking the Invictus blog every night to see what the workout is for the next day. I don’t know what it is, but when I see that the workout has pull-ups or chest-to-bar pull-ups, I get very excited. I know it’s not the same reaction for everybody, but I feel like that’s usually because they aren’t familiar with the feeling of swinging continuously, smoothly and rhythmically in their pull-ups. Many struggle with the movement of the butterfly technique even though they are strong enough for strict chest-to-bar pull-ups or regular pull-ups and that can be frustrating.