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  1. Hey Guys! I'm Eric, I just wanted to say Hi. I found this forum after hearing Coach Sommer speak on Barbell Shrugged. I have always been a proponent of gymnastics (would have killed to be a gymnast when I was a kid), and bodyweight strength. However, until recently I never realized the importance of mobility. I started following KSTARR and MobilityWOD which has helped me be pain free and move so much better, which has led me to pursue "gymnastic" movements. I've always been a strong lifter, but I want to improve my body weight skills. I also do a lot of weightlifting, as well as powerlifting and a little crossfit thrown in. My warmups often include Handstands (against the wall), handstand pushups, l sit holds, and a few other "gymnastic" movements. I would love to be able to do a strict muscle up, or 20 and I am actively training for it. (chest to bar pullups, rope climbing and a ton of rowing). I am a bigger individual, 6'3 and 225 pounds at roughly 10% bodyfat. Am I at a disadvantage being as "big" as I am? Am I ever going to be capable of multiple strict muscle ups? I'd love to be able to do more, including handstand walking, and eventually an iron cross, as well as a ring muscle up to handstand pushup, is that realistic?
  2. Dear people. First: I washo you all the best for 2K14 and may be the 2K14 the year of your best skill and goal development! My question: I can do strict ring muscle ups, from the floor in a L sit position, and going backward slowly. Either on the bar... I can do deadhang slow false grip Muscle ups without too much problems. But when I try explosive muscle ups, I can't get my body far enough above the bar. I swing a bit, but I have to raise my left arm/elbow over the bar first, before my right arm/wlbow and before ''pushing/dipping'' myself up to the position. Is this a sign of lack of explosive strength, or may it be just momentum/technique? And if so, what's the best approach to train for more technique/explosiveness?
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