Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My FIRST Muscle Up!!!

I DID IT! I DID IT!!

My first ever muscle up in my whole life! Finally!

I had been trying for many weeks - the kipping & transition part. Each time, the kipping was not high enough or not strong enough in order for the shoulders to come over the rings. My forearms just couldn't take it. My wrist would just complain of tiredness and scraping on the rings. So I started with assisted muscle ups (knees on floor) and pulling my body over the rings.

Then, it was jumping pull ups where the rings were at chin level. All I needed to do was spring up into the dip position and push up into full extensions in the elbows so that the rings are just below the hips.

Today I just decided to try again...failed in the morning...and a couple of times in the evening... and finally at about 9:30pm...I did it!

Everything was in place (except the elbows) - grips, kip, energy, height and drive.

I struggled to press into full extensions but somehow, I made it!!! The guys who were there that night - Shen, Desiree, Edmund, Ben Y and a couple more members - heard me yell "UP.. UPP..UUPPPPPPPP!!!!!" Just too bad that there were no photos/videos to support my hard work...


Well, this is the first, of many to come! I will continue to strive further and improve myself!
YAY!!! I AM HAPPY!
MY FIRST MUSCLE UP!!

*For those of you who want to know what is a muscle up, do watch this video below :)

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