This is an excellent exercise for improving extension through the spine. Insufficient extension is a common root issue for those who experience chronic back stiffness and recurrent pulls throughout the back.
Often used in gymnastics, Around the World is an effective way of improving spinal mobility and hamstring flexibility.
Each time you bend down to your side or straight forward, when you reach the end of your natural range, gently bounce two or three times to induce a little more downward movement. Read more about Around the World
In learning how to do a strict muscle-up (pull-up to dip and back down), for many, including myself, the most challenging part is transitioning from the top of the pull-up phase to the starting position of a dip.
A person who tells you that you can't achieve something that you are passionately working at is a fine example of a bully. Wish that person well and move forward, breathing in all that you are deeply grateful for. There is no reasoning with bullies, narcissists, egomaniacs, and those who are straight up greedy. Send them love and send them off.
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