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Kipping Toes-to-bar

Toes-to-bar can be a real pain in the A-S-S. Not only do they require a lot of abdominal and grip strength, but linking them together is a huge challenge. The particular swing required is challenging, but once you master your beat swing (aka gymnastics swing), the effort needed to link T2B is greatly reduced. Possible cues include: 1. Use the lats to pull the bar down, as if doing a straight arm lat pull-down. 2. Focus on getting your body behind the bar, as opposed to hanging directly below it. 3. Imagine that the pike (bent hip) position is your default, again, as opposed to hanging straight below the bar. Try to snap back to that pike position quickly by using a fast turnaround - don't waste time!