The Mounting Ring Muscle-Up
Video by Travis Ewart

The struggle can be very real when it comes to Kipping Ring Muscle-Ups. Learning to bring your body from below the rings to the top of the rings is not small feat, yet it can be even more difficult without direction. Finding the easiest way to elevate your body is always our goal as athlete, but as coaches it’s even more important so we don’t watch our athletes struggle time and time again, putting in 100% effort and getting less than exciting rewards.

The Mounting Ring Muscle-Up technique may not be for everyone and mainly focuses on the Rising Muscle-Up (as opposed to the Rowing Muscle-Up),

Tips for Two Types of Kipping Handstand Push-Ups
Video by Hunter Britt

Having trouble transitioning between a short kip to a larger kip? Check out Hunter Britt’s coaching tips for two different types of kipping handstand push-ups and see how you can best incorporate them in a workout that requires this skilled movement.

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Getting Butterflies Thinking About Butterfly Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
Written by Travis Ewart
(Originally published on January 21, 2016)

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
(Originally published on 1/26/2017)

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.

Bar Muscle-Up: Drill For The Swing
Video by Travis Ewart

Breaking down complicated movements is an absolutely necessary step to improving the finer details of a skill. The bar muscle-up can be a difficult movement for even the most seasoned of athletes, leading to “chicken winging” or the feeling of tipping over the bar with your feet swinging skyward behind you. Start your muscle-up with this drill called the ‘Air Chair Swing’ and see how simple mechanics and timing can lead to a swing-assisted muscle-up that requires less guess work and effort simply by working a consistent and duplicable pattern.