Arguably The Best
“The muscle-up is arguably the single best upper body exercise.”
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If you cannot do the muscle-ups do 120 pull-ups and 120 dips.
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“An effective workout would be for two athletes, regardless of ability to perform the muscle-up – alternately assisting and working – in sets of five reps. Thirty muscle-ups, each complete to lockout, is a good workout for most people. Fifty will cover the needs of even elite barbarians.
Though containing a pull-up and a dip, its potency is due to neither. The heart of the muscle-up is the transition from pull-up to dip – the agonizing moment when you don‚Äôt know if you‚Äôre above or below.
That moment – the transition – can last from fractions to dozens of seconds. At low, deliberate speeds, the muscle-up takes a toll physically and psychologically that can only be justified by the benefit. No other movement can deliver the same upper body strength. Period.
How hard? Not very, really. Gymnastics moves are graded ‚ÄúA‚Äù through ‚ÄúE‚Äù, ‚ÄúA‚Äù being easiest and ‚ÄúE‚Äù hardest. The muscle-up is an ‚ÄúA‚Äù move. That‚Äôs right, easiest. So it‚Äôs easy for gymnasts and nearly impossible for most everyone else.” Coach Greg Glassman