A huge part of Crossfit is pull-ups. Contrary to the tenet that the only proper pull-up is one that has no lower body movement, the default pull-up in Crossfit is one that employs a “kip” or a “kipping” movement. Kipping is a perfected derivative of what most of us do when we try to do a pull-up naturally — namely, use our swinging body and legs to aid us on the upward motion.
I am still learning the kipping pull-up. And since they are so integral to Crossfit, it’s imperative that I learn this motion fast.
Thankfully, there is YouTube. Specifically, I found a short, four-part series of tutorial videos on kipping pull-ups!
As today was Day 5 of Crossfit for me and the fourth day in a row this week, I’m resting tomorrow. However, I plan on getting in some kipping pull-up practice this weekend. These videos will be my guide. My goal is to get decent at kipping pull-ups over the next two weeks.
If you’re curious about kipping pull-ups or want to learn them yourself, they are embedded below (after the jump).