Annie Thorisdottir is fit to rule

Originally Published: July 12, 2012
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

Muscle-up. Say it, and it just sounds hard. Learn what it is -- an athlete must move from a hanging position below a set of gymnastics rings to a supported position above the rings, with straight arms -- and it sounds even harder. Try it -- do a pull-up to get your chest level with the rings, roll your torso through the rings into a dip position and then push your arms straight, and do this all about 10 feet off the ground -- and your suspicions about its difficulty will be confirmed.


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