For the last few months it has been a goal to get a muscle up by Christmas... no, by Thanksgiving... no, Christmas... the date waivers depending on my confidence of the moment.
What's a muscle up? Observe. The man with the flairy shirt & killa moustache is in honor of Movember.
Muscle ups are not something I can work on for hours - It's really taxing on my shoulder/bicep/tricep region. I make a few attempts and then walk away. Yesterday I got my first jumping muscle up!!! -
With rings about 1 foot overhead and me jumping into the transition.
Yay! Hooray! Mazel Tov! It's not even the real thing but it's a step, and I am excited!
I could only get about 3 or 4 mixed in with my warm up, and I was wasted on them. Once I get a little more solid at that, the next step is to raise the rings a bit... trying jumping into it from the greater distance & try kipping into it from hanging.
Why muscle ups? Because with the strength & conditioning gained through muscle ups - pretty much if you can get a hand up on a surface, you can climb onto it... the amount of obstacles in life diminish.
and I pretty much want to be a ninja.