CrossFit Santa Cruz’s Laurie Galassi is a gymnast and CrossFit coach. In this instructional video, she breaks down that most challenging CrossFit movement: the muscle-up.
Focusing first on body shapes and hand position, Galassi explains how very small adjustments can make a big difference on the rings.
Of course, the false grip is critical to success, and no, it isn’t very comfortable. For those who tend to get red and raw wrists, Galassi has a quick-and-easy taping technique that will help you avoid leaving blood on the rings.
Additional reading: The Muscle-Up by Greg Glassman, published Nov. 1, 2002.