After last week’s bombshell effectively banning kipping pull-up from WODs until October, I stumbled across this article from a female crossfitter training in Miami.
It charts her journey from starting out with CrossFit with no pull-ups to developing 30 unbroken kipping ones. And yet, even with these – admittedly impressive – numbers, her pulling strength hadn’t moved on in the same manner.
Everything sunk in when, after asking Coach Tucker (of CrossFit Gymnastics) to teach her to muscle-up on rings, she was told she wasn’t strong enough!
“How many strict pull ups CAN I do? I had never even really cared. CrossFit gets you so into wanting to do things quickly and efficiently. Doing the most amount of work in the shortest amount of time. But how strong am I, really?”
Note: article features slight profanity and salacious pictures of ladies in crop tops and short shorts. Potentially NSFW.