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    Kipping pullups are they safe and effective?
    Mr James P Hull, NSCA-CPT 10/19/2012 7:02:56 AM
    Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:08 PM
    Joined: 10/19/2012
    Posts: 1

    Joe A. Sillivent, CSCS
    Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 5:01 PM
    Joined: 8/12/2013
    Posts: 1

    I would strongly suggest the person wanting to learn a "kipping pullup" needs to have a deadhang pullup first. There's many reasons for this but the main idea is to get the entire shoulder strong enough so there is no injury. When learning the kipping motion, it can be very jerky and can lead to shoulder injuries.聽

    Kipping your pullups will not increase strength, it will only make pullups more time efficient.聽

    Here is a good article related to this topic.聽http://crossfitbayarea.com/pull-ups-dead-hang-sexy/

    Charles Randy Wells, MS, CSCS,*D 6/7/2012 4:55:37
    Posted: Sunday, January 5, 2014 11:13 AM
    Joined: 6/7/2012
    Posts: 4

    I actually witnessed a person in a fitness 聽center facility break an arm doing this, why do them? just food for thought
    Eric Reed, CSCSD 8/13/2012 3:34:57 PM
    Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 8:15 PM
    Joined: 8/13/2012
    Posts: 15

    Okay. I had to google this one. 聽In the video I saw, he states"no one has ever coached the kipping pull-up." As a coach, I have a problem with this. He also stated, "it will just happen." We all know this is not so in our profession. 聽Could you image high school weight rooms if kids with no lifting age were going in and teaching themselves how to lift?

    There are so many "good" different variations of pull-ups out there, I think we can leave this one alone.