We have all seen someone do a beautiful butterfly pull-up, and it looks so easy. So why is it crash and burn when you do it? Odds are, it has to do with your upper-body coordination, not your kick.
Depending on whether you are kicking up to a wall, or doing a handstand walk, your hand position will make a big difference. This simple fix will make things a heck of a lot easier.
Before you go climbing all the way to the top of the rope, like a hot-freaking-mess, learn to pinch like a pro. Once you mastered the pinch, it's smooth sailing.
As newbie CrossFitters, one of the first things we figure out is how to kip, and use that momentum for things like pull-ups and toes-2-bar. But are you doing it right? Or are you flopping around and making these beginner mistakes?
To keep your neck and back safe when moving weight, it is important to look in the right direction. Maintain a neutral spine by making sure you do not look up like a newbie often does!
To get the most power out of your body during olympic lifts, the barbell needs to make contact with your body. Contact position during the clean though, is very different that contact during snatches. Stop being a newbie and fix this common fault, ASAP!
Working with a barbell, there are two foot positions you need to master; Jumping position and Landing position. Get them down, or be forever doomed to be a newbie.