Does the kipping pull-up add enough benefit to outweigh the increased injury risk?
For the person with zero interest in pushing that level of intensity, no, it’s simply not worth it….
But if an athlete at any level is feeling the kipping mojo, it’s a really great movement to develop athleticism and coordination, overall strength, and most importantly an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
So should every noob be allowed to swing like a banshee? Definitely not! But neither should the Games hopeful without exhibiting the following prerequisites, one of which is not X number of strict pull-ups.
Ben Bergeron on ways to gain a performance edge – i.e. how he built the fittest men and women on earth….
The Crossover Symmetry System has set the bar for maximizing shoulder health and performance. Competitive Fitness athletes and coaches at all levels have expressed the incredible difference Crossover Symmetry has made in their overhead strength gains and in alleviating nagging shoulder issues….
There is no doubt that strong and healthy shoulders are absolutely essential for a CrossFit athlete, and I am sure that no one would be surprised to hear that over half of the injuries that occur in CrossFit are shoulder related….
Why is posture important to a healthy, athletic shoulder and how does this relate to athletes and performance? Let’s look at the anatomy and mechanics of the human body to answer these questions…