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How To Do Perfect Kipping Pull-ups

If you don’t know how to do kipping pull-ups yet, I’m going to make a wild guess: you hate Fran.  Imagine you’ve just walked into the gym with your friend, and you see “Fran” programmed up on the whiteboard… Fran: 21-15-9 Thrusters (95/65 lb) Pull-ups You each have different reactions… “Awww man, this is going to take us forever without being able […]

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Strict Pull-ups For CrossFit®: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re reading this, odds are you fall into one of these categories: You’re working towards your first strict pull-up for CrossFit®. You want to be able to do more strict pull-ups. You want to learn how to coach strict pull-up drills and progressions more effectively. Great, you’re in the right place. Welcome to what we hope will be […]

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A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

After a recent girls night out, I told a friend that I would love to be good at doing my own makeup. My friend, listening to my comment, gave me a look and said something that made me smile.  “If I thought for a minute that you gave a shit about your makeup I’d tell you to […]

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Her First Strict Pull-up: A 1.5 Year Journey

“I always felt like I was close to getting a pull-up, but not quite there, and not sure what to do to get myself there.”  Can you relate?  For a lot of us, there’s a time when a movement may seem completely impossible. You feel like you’ve been practicing for months, yet you’re not making progress. When that […]

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Strict Pull-ups: 6 Common Coaching Mistakes

“How many strict pull-ups can you do?” It’s a question that coaches ask often, and athletes hear all of the time. If you’re a coach, odds are it’s one of the first things you ask new athletes who walk into the gym for their first workout. Strict pull-ups are the foundation of a ton of gymnastics movements […]

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The Five Best Drills For Strict Pull-ups

I’ll never forget that feeling when my chin finally made it over that bar: pure disbelief.  “Wait…. my chin is actually over the bar?? MY CHIN IS OVER THE BAR!!” Pull-ups were always my nemesis throughout life; did anyone else out there have to get tested on them during gym/P.E. classes growing up? My tall, gangly self would […]

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