bodybuilding.com how to seriesHow to Perform a Muscle Up Presented By: Bodybuilding.com

This week we are taking things to the next level. As an evolution to the strength you built from doing pull-ups and chin-ups for days on end the natural evolution is the muscle up. While this may be an advanced skill, it is obtainable. Remember just keep training. Now it may take some time to reach this level of ability but with consistency you’ll get there. The muscle up is an outstanding tool to add to your training collection. Muscle ups are the ultimate in upper body workouts. Execution of the muscle up from a dead hang will cover all your upper body muscle groups. Lats, chest, triceps, biceps, shoulders, and abdominals, the muscle up hits them all!

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Perfecting the muscle up will give you the strength you need to conquer the toughest of obstacles in a Spartan Race. Those 6′, 7′, and 8′ walls will seem like child’s play once you have start cranking out sets of muscle ups. Tire drags, Hercules hoist and the rope climb will all become your favorite obstacles, you’ll walk up to them with confidence and crush them. Take the time to train the muscle up and if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Keep working at it and you’ll get it. Make the muscle up a part of your routine and you’ll be that much closer to obstacle immunity. Train hard, train well and soon enough you’ll have yourself a burpee free race. Now get out there and work it out Spartan. AROO!!!

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