Although ‘kipping’ in Crossfit refers to the action of pumping your body to generate power, the definition of kipping, or ‘kip’ as its often called, is slightly different in gymnastics. In the gymnastics world, this term refers to specific skills (performed on parallel bars, rings, and high bar) that involve bending the body at hips, and using the power generated by a quick opening of the hip angle to transition to a support position. On rings, this is just that – it is one of few skills that gymnasts utilize to get up to a support position. A Kip on Rings requires superior upper body and hip flexor strength, as well as flexibility. A false grip will also come in handy for this skill. Scale by performing muscle ups.