How do you progress to a bar muscle up?

How do you progress to a bar muscle up?


  1. Start the kip from the free hang. Be tight and kip aggressively.
  2. Swing your body back into the hollow rock position. Stay tight!
  3. Engage your lats.
  4. Engage your hips, push them towards the bar.
  5. Perform an extremely fast sit up to bring your upper body over the bar.

Is a ring muscle up harder than a bar muscle up?

Ring muscle ups are more difficult predominately for two reasons; instability and the grip. From the outside looking in, the muscle up on the bars and rings looks very similar. The constituent parts of the exercise; the pull up, transition and a dip are all there in the same order.

Are rings better than bars?

Some of the things we’ve gathered are that first, it was said that muscle ups are easier to do on the rings than the bar because, with rings, one can pull yourself straight through, versus having to go behind the bar. So while rings are definitely superior in pretty much every way, you can mix it up with bar stuff.”

Is Front lever harder on rings?

On the rings you can pull through from dead hang through front lever, inverted hang, back lever and into german hang. That’s difficult to do on a single bar. They may be easier on rings.

Are ring chin ups harder?

Generally speaking, anything under the rings (pull ups, rows) isn’t going to be much harder than with a bar. They will swing and move independently, which adds an element of challenge, but strength-wise, they’re about the same. But things over the rings are going to be much harder — support holds, dips, push ups, etc.

Can Rings build muscle?

Gymnastic rings are one of the best training tools for developing a strong and muscular upper body. Gymnastic rings are one of the best training tools for developing a strong and muscular upper body. One look at the upper-body development of male gymnasts shows just how effective bodyweight training with rings can be.

How far apart should parallel bars be?

It is especially useful in improving upper-body strength. The two bars, made of wood, are oval in cross section, 5 cm (2 inches) thick, 3.5 metres (11.5 feet) long, 2 metres (6.5 feet) high, and 42 cm (16.5 inches) apart.

How wide should Chest Dips be?

When it comes to doing dips for triceps, the body mechanics are pretty much the opposite of what you want to do for chest. For starters, you should use a grip no wider than shoulder-width. As with the chest-focused version, lower down only until your upper arms are parallel with the floor.

Should I buy Parallettes?

Some exercises need parallettes, and many bodyweight exercises actually need parallettes. Parallel bars are more useful for things like dips and leg raises. If you want to work on push ups, handstands and handstand push ups, planches, and balances then parallettes are a must.

How do you use parallel bars?


  1. Support yourself on the parallel bars with one hand on each bar.
  2. Raise yourself up so your arms are locked out.
  3. Cross your feet at the ankles and bend your legs slightly at the knees.
  4. Lean forward slightly as you lower your body, bending your arms and sending your elbows back.
  5. Lower slowly and with control.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.