This Average Guy Learns the Muscle-Up in 35 days

This Average Guy Learns the Muscle-Up in 35 days


Hi, I am Geek Climber. Last year I saw the video of the professional
rock climber, Magnus Midtbo, doing a one-arm muscle-up, and my reaction was “Wow, that’s
crazy. A conventional two-arm muscle-up even seems
impossible to me.” Fast forward to today, I feel my body is ready
to take on this challenge, and starting from today, I will attempt to do
the muscle-up every other day until I can do 3 in a row. For the first day, I decided to just try it
out and see how it felt like. I know, it looks as if I was just doing pull-ups,
but, yeah, I was actually attempting muscle-ups. I decided to search for “how to muscle up”
on YouTube and go through as many of them as possible. The first mistake I discovered is my thumbs
were on the top of the bar instead of wrapping around the bar because I was so used to gripping
climbing holds without my thumbs. So I went on and tried the muscle-up by wrapping
my thumbs around the bar. It felt better but I still couldn’t get
up. I thought to myself that maybe it was because
I never consciously tried to rotate my wrists to make the transition. So I went on and attempted to force the transition. Needless to say, it didn’t work, either. After a few days, I got a suggestion from
my friend, Ted, to try the muscle-up with a band to get familiar with the entire movement. After a few tries, I was able to get my first
band-assisted muscle-up, but once I took off the band, I still couldn’t get it. Again, I went back through the tutorials about
how to muscle up, and one of the tips that caught my attention was engaging the chest. So I went to the gym and tried the muscle-
up by engaging my chest, and I was able to muscle up without the band for the first time! I checked the replay and realized I was unconsciously
doing the infamous chicken wing muscle-up, meaning going up with one arm first then the
other, instead of both arms at the same time, sooo… it didn’t count. For the next few days, I consciously tried
to make sure my arms pulled equally. I was able to pull myself up to the point
that the bar hit my upper abs, but I could never find a moment to turn both of my wrists
at the same time. I tried and tried and tried. I got to a point that I tried so hard that
my muscles were too sore to attempt the muscle-up every other day. I had to speed up muscle recovery by stretching,
drinking a lot of water, eating a lot of protein, and foam rolling every day in order to get
back on schedule to attempt the muscle-up every other day. But after trying and trying and trying, I
still couldn’t get it. At this point, I doubted myself, despite all
the effort I put in, maybe it was not a technique problem; maybe I was just not strong enough;
maybe I just don’t have enough pull power. But how could that be? I had been doing a pull-dominant sport rock
climbing for many many years and I could do 10 pull-ups in a row without a problem. Or maybe it was a push power problem? I knew my push power was relatively weak,
but I had never had a problem pushing up the bar when I did the muscle-up with the band. (Sigh) Maybe I should just give up because
my body was simply not ready. For some reason, Mike Boyd’s muscle-up video
showed up on my recommendations again. His video is about an average guy like himself
learning the muscle-up. I watched it on day 1, but I didn’t felt
much then. I re-watched it again and I felt so inspired. I came to understand the struggle. I thought to myself, if Mike can do it, then
I should be able to do it, too. I analyzed his muscle-up attempt frame by
frame and compared it with mine side by side, and then I realized he was kipping his knees
pretty hard whereas my lower body was just loosely hanging. I thought to myself, maybe that is what I
missed. I went back to the gym, and this happened. Oh, there you go! Take a break. Come on, come on, come on. Ahh. Thanks, man. I was not used to muscling up directly after
coming down from the previous attempt, but after a few more days of practices, today is the day, guys. Dude. One, two, three. Ahh. Yes! Yes! Three, man, three straight. Oh, I am so excited. Yes. That’s the best feeling ever, to get
that move that you’ve been doing. Yea! Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoy the video. Last year I started my journey of training
with a 30-day hangboard challenge. This year I set four goals for myself. The first one is climbing a grade higher,
which I did earlier this year. The second one is the muscle-up, which is
this video. The third and fourth one are-. Actually, hit that subscribe button and turn
on the notification bell and so you can find out as soon as I achieve them. See you in the next video.

100 Replies to “This Average Guy Learns the Muscle-Up in 35 days”

  1. Good job bruh! I did my first kipping muscle up in 10 training sessions over 22 days. I was 41 at that time. There is a video of it on my channel.

  2. You should do fully stretched handstands on the wall with your back to the wall. This engages every Core muscles better than any exercise. You those muscles in between upper and lower body.

  3. Wow in 21 days he didn’t get much stronger at all but he got that technique down and taught his body how to do the exercise as efficiently as possible

  4. For anyone trying to learn how to muscle up the biggest tip I could give you is to work on the negative part of the muscle up just as much as the pulling up part of it. Jump up and get yourself held up above the bar with your arms pushed straight down holding yourself up above the bar, and then slowly lower yourself down to the ground very slowly. Doing this helped me achieve my first muscle up in just about a week of practicing this multiple times a day. The negative part of the movement made such a huge difference for me.

  5. I put the like, but what the hell, use a damn pair of training shoes!! I will never understand why Asian people always do everything with this fucking slipper!!

  6. Incrível. Tenho academia de barras aqui no Lago Pedro se casa e estou começando a treinar. Obrigado pelas dicas. Saudações de Guaíra SP – Brasil

  7. I can do a lot of pull ups,dips but i can't muscle up even with the rezistence band. It is so frustrating for me

  8. I think it’s not all about power, it’s more technique . I can do 10 pull-ups and one day I tried to do muscle up but I cannot. Then after watching some videos and find out the right technique, I went back and tried again and I did it.

  9. As a 14 year old I've only ever done 2 in a row. It's not perfected but this video definitely showed me some extra tips and trick that could really help me out👍 thanks man

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  11. Good video man you really inspired me to start working out and trying to do a muscle up so from tomorrow I'm gonna do the same 35 days of training thanks a lot for the inspiration I really enjoyed the video💯👍💪

  12. Congratulations on the muscle up, but I don’t think this is good form.

    For reference – https://youtu.be/pS1A–3mNZ4

    0 lower body kicking

  13. So how learned a muscle up is weird alot of tries and videos and one vid showed a technique and "have to requirements" i didnt match any of requirements but the technique worked lol

  14. Great video as always.  I just started a channel and posted a video today. It’s called “Creating Workouts You Enjoy”. The formatting is in portrait, the editing is crap but I think the content’s decent.
    Please jump on my channel and give it a view and a comment. Be brutally honest and let me know if I’m wasting my time haha or to keep going. Respect from Australia.

  15. I am sorry this is not at all average guy !! Stop spamming, please. This a climber and he has already strength AF I can only dream about 😀

  16. Dude thanx for unlocking the secret for me. Literally just did my first real one after a year due to u pointing out bringing up ur knees. Much appreciate it

  17. The problem isn't so much the shoulder muscle but the back muscle when you pump up. You should train rows and supine rows. Do it for a few weeks then you can get your chest up the bar. For the pushing up part, train dips and normal pushing on the pull up bar. And do both diamond pushups and wide pushups

  18. Experts says you should practice muscle up only after when you be able to do 10 pull ups with ease. So keep working out guys.#One day or day one.

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