The traveling kip up is one of my favourite upper body pulling exercises. It takes all the timing and coordination developed in the regular traveling pull up and blends it with the full body power and strength of the standard kip. It’s like peanut butter and chocolate, only a lot better for you!
Here are a few of the “cheat sheet” points from the video:
- Use an opposing grip (one hand towards you and the other away)
- Use a pendulum like swing to kip your chin over the bar
- On the lowering part of the movement, release the back hand and switch it to the front
When you’re doing a standard kip, you can get into a very smooth and cyclical rhythm. The traveling kip requires you to stop and “reset” in the bottom position between each rep. Use the opportunity to make sure your shoulders are packed down and pulled away from your ears.
This is a pretty advanced movement. But if you go back through our series of pull up posts here on the blog and incorporate each step along the way, you’ll be working up to these in no time.
If you’ve already got some strong pull up experience. Give these a try and let us know how you like ‘em.