Pullups are a very common movement in CrossFit classes. There are several variations of Pullups that you will often see such as Kipping Pullups, Strict Pullups, and Chest to Bar Pullups.
Regardless of your current level it is important to understand the proper progressions through these movements to help enhance your class experience and progress to new skills.
Here is the progression athletes should follow when developing Pullups and video links to demonstrate the movements.
First Strict Pull-ups
Having the capacity to complete 3-5 Strict Pull-ups is a must before progressing to Kipping Pull-ups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRV5YKKaeVw
Second Kipping PullupsCombine the pulling strength with a well developed kip swing for a gymnastic style Kipping Pulluphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzRo-4pq_AY
Kipping Pullups can be substituted with Jumping Pullups for class WODshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBIFjk3cSQ4
Third Butterfly Pullups
Once you are comfortable with gymnastic Kipping Pull-ups it's time to progress to butterfly style kipping.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OenVG15QMj8
Follow same progression for Chest to Bar Pullups once regular Pullups have been achieved Strict, Kipping, Butterfly
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