What is more typical than Crossfit kipping pull ups. Outside Crossfit movement is often looked down upon as a silly exercise. What’s the point? Why all this kicking in? We use kipping pull ups because then we can take several repetitions, faster. And what good is it?Yeah, we get higher “power output” and thus higher intensity. And why do we want it?Because its higher intensity means more training outcomes.
A typical strict pull up can be compared with a shoulder strain. Only a few muscles are involved and one can not move particularly heavy weights, or do it very fast. A kipping pull up is then more like a push press. By involving more muscles can lift heavier weights faster.
Is one exercise better than the other? No. They are different and for different purposes. If your goal is to exercise maximum force using a shoulder press and a strict pull up (possibly with extra charge). If the goal is endurance strength and conditioning, use a push press and a kipping pull up.
Now it has been mostly a matter of pull ups but the same applies to other exercises toes to bar muscle ups and that we will work on this week. Overall, there is kipping movement virtually the same. The power comes from how we open and close the hip.