Skin the Cat Progression Pt.1


The Skin the Cat is a fundamental movement to develop shoulder strength at full range of motion.  By hanging using the rings and rotating the entire body through, this movement takes your through from full shoulder flexion to extension - where you can then hang out for a stretch.

In this video, Coach Carl demonstrates the progressions to perform a Skin the Cat by scaling with low rings and using the Tuck and One-Leg Straight variations.  It is important that your shoulders and arms are warmed up well before practicing this movement as you are pushing and pulling your full bodyweight at full range of motion.