I want to give out a virtual high-five for a second. A few weeks ago, one of our members, Justin, hit his first muscle-up. Well, he actually did several, but we only caught one on video.
Two weeks later, he hit his first handstand push-up! Two PRs, one month.
Muscle-ups, handstand push-ups, handstand walking, ring dips…all of these exercises fit into the same category. They’re all advanced gymnastics skills that require a ton of relative strength, coordination, and core control. That’s not to say they’re impossible to master! Not at all. They just require constant dedication and practice.
Justin is a stellar example. Coming in to CrossFit Undeniable, he had limited experience with CrossFit. But, he has attended 4-6 classes per week for month after month working with our coaches, and it’s paying off!
Today, we want to chat a bit about what it takes to hit that coveted first muscle-up or finally get your head wrapped around handstand push-ups. Hint: hard work is involved! (But there’s more to it than that)