The 6 Craziest Muscle-Ups We’ve Ever Seen

For the general population, the muscle-up is a relatively advanced gymnastics move that uses a lot more than raw pulling and pushing strength. It requires serious stability and a lot of technique work to successfully transition from the pull-up to the dip. If you’ve yet to master the muscle-up—or even if you have—you might not have known that the feats below were even possible. Use them as inspiration for your next gymnastics workout!

1) Anna Czeno: The One-Minute Muscle-Up

A video posted by 🦁 (@annaczeno) on Nov 17, 2016 at 5:53pm PST

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California-based powerlifter and gymnastics aficionado Anna Czeno demonstrated some seriously superhuman muscle control in this super slow-mo muscle-up. She incorporated a ten-second pull, ten-second hold, ten-second transition, ten-second hold, ten-second dip, and a ten-second hold. We’re pretty confident that she experienced one of the longest minutes in history.

2) Zeke Grove: 30 Unbroken Ring Muscle-Ups

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Zeke Grove has always been particularly comfortable with bodyweight and gymnastics movements, and we have a feeling he could be the first Games athlete to perform this many unbroken ring muscle-ups.

3) J-Starzz: The 275-Pound Muscle-Up

This is a little dark, but the feats accomplished by the pull-up powerhouses at Barstarzz are worth believing. With J-Starzz’s bodyweight and the weighted vest, this clocks in at an astonishing 275-pounds up and over the bar.

4) Jarryd Rubinstein: The World Record for Consecutive Muscle-Ups

Who thought twenty-five bar muscle-ups could look so easy? This workout landed the Sydney-based ex-Special Forces soldier Jarryd Rubinstein in the Guinness World Records—and this was after completing twenty-three in a row the previous day.

5) Sean Velas: Front Levers to Ring Muscle-Ups

A video posted by Sean Velas (@soulsean) on Nov 17, 2016 at 5:07am PST

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Sean Velas grew up learning kung fu and Chinese kickboxing, ultimately earning the title of Florida’s kung fu “Eagle King” grand champion in 2005. He has since translated those gymnastic skills into CrossFit and is a CrossFit Gymnastics Seminars coach, photographer, and co-owner of CrossFit Soul in Miami.

6) Yury Tikhonovich: The One-Armed Muscle-Up to Handstand

When we started looking for examples of one-armed muscle-ups, we weren’t even sure if it was possible. But Germany-based circus acrobat Yury Tikhonovich took the exercise much, much further. The one-armed muscle-up to handstand needs to be seen to be believed.

Honorable Mention: The Donut Muscle-Up

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Chase your muscle-ups as hard as this little critter, and nothing is impossible!

Featured image: @zekegrove on Instagram

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