Last night I got my first chance to head outside and do some bodyweight training for the first time in a week or so. First I gave normal mode of this month’s Bar-barian Challenge a try. The challenge is much harder than I imagined it would be. You are doing pull ups with 5 second static holds at the top, middle and bottom portion of the movement.
I only managed 5 total reps which believe it or not is a decent number. The most anyone has managed thus far is 7.
I then taped a simple set of 30 dips.
Finally I taped a rather frustrating session of trying various muscle ups on my parallel bars, most of which were miserable failures. After watching back the footage I see why I struggle on the p-bars with the movement. With my long arms and relatively low height of the bars I am unable to do any appreciable kip, instead any motion I do with my legs generates side to side momentum which isn’t very helpful.
I also did the muscle up work after everything else so I was somewhat fatigued going in which probably contributed to the lack of success as well. By the end of it I was very frustrated. Anyway ,if you like watching muscle up fails, this is the video for you.