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    Muscle-Up Progressions

    The following progressions are just a few of many muscle-up progressions that exist. My gym has limited pull-up bars, so for me, using an assisted pull-up machine and rings for progressions is sufficient. However, your gym might have varying levels of bars, which can be more useful when learning muscle-ups. Regardless of whether you practice on a bar or with an assisted pull-up machine, the push-off and band techniques in the below video can be utilized to build up the strength to an unassisted muscle-up. The ring progression shown, however, works best on rings. I purchased the band used in the video on Amazon: WOD Nation Pull up Assistance Band…

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    Weighted Dips

    Don’t be content with chair or parallel bar bodyweight dips If there’s anything I’ve learned from training consistently for nearly two decades, it’s there’s always a next level to every exercise and training program. I stagnated at bodyweight dips for years. The video below is of my first time trying weighted dips, and I was delighted to learn I’m pretty strong at them. So what took me so long to strap on a weight for this exercise? Because it was so difficult for me to master parallel bar dips, I believed I would be terrible at weighted dips, and I couldn’t think of a reason that I’d need to get…