Muscle Up Movement Library

About the Muscle-Up Movement Library

The Muscle-Up Movement Library contains dozens of videos to help you progress with the Muscle-Up.

The Muscle-Up is a challenging exercise movement for most people. In fact, most people the Muscle-Up isn’t approachable without training and progressions to work up to it, which can take weeks, months, or even years.

There are a few reasons why the Muscle-Up is such a hurdle.

First, there is a certain level of upper-body strength that you need to have. You need to be able to perform multiple pull-ups and ring dips – and not just regular ones. For pul-ups, you need to be ready to go all the way to your chest. For ring-dips, you need to go all the way down to full depth.

Second, you need skill and coordination while hanging from gymnastics rings that are on a 360-degree plane. In addition to a non-stable surface, you should be able to manipulate your body on the rings to transition from a pull-up to the bottom of a dip.

Those are two main reasons why the Muscle-Up generally takes systematic training and effort to be able to do the movement. You need to be strong and coordinated.

This movement library offers up dozens of movements that can help you progress with the Muscle-Up. Most of the specific exercise training plans are in the RX Gymnastics Program and The RX Athlete Training program. With that said, these videos are open to the public so you can get a pretty good idea on the types of exercises you can use to work up to a muscle-io.