What is a Muscle up?
Which muscles used in the muscle-up
Requirements for the muscle-up?
A good time to start training for muscle-ups is when you have mastered the basic exercises. On average, this is around 6-12 months after you’ve begun practicing calisthenics. After this period, you often have built up enough strength to start training safely.
To make it concrete, below are three requirements in the form of grip strength, pull strength, and push strength.
The way you hold the bar is called your grip. With a normal grip, as in the pull-up, your hands hold the bar vertically, and your wrists are in line with your hands.
When training for the muscle-up, it’s important to use the false grip. This grip will significantly assist you on the path to your first rep.
The false grip involves hanging your hands over the bar, shortening the range of motion for the muscle-up and making it easier. Make sure you can hold a false grip on the bar for at least 30 seconds before you start your training.