As we progress towards the highly skilled muscle-up skill, having a solid foundation is crucial to performance and shoulder health. By taking the time to build strength in the rotator cuff and smaller muscles supporting the shoulder, you will build a strong foundation for progress and shoulder health.
The difference between strength required for a chin over bar pull-up and chest to bar is significant. To progress to higher level gymnastics skills like Muscle-Ups, we must build this key strength component.
Building strict muscle-up strength sets the foundation for rapid progress when athletes begin kipping muscle-ups. Those that skill this step find themselves not progressing as they’d like. Build slow strength first, then speed & endurance gains come more easily.