Progress is not made in giant leaps when it comes to mastering you body weights. If you’ve not had a chance to listen to coach Sommers (US Gymnastic coach and founder of GymnasticsBodies ) talk to Tim Ferris I highly recommend it (Part 1 The Secret of Gymnastic Strength, Part 2 The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training, Part Two — Home Equipment, Weighted Stretches, and Muscle-Ups).
Gymnastics is not about skill, its about pure strength. You might think you’re strong when you lifting an external weights, but the truth is quickly displayed when it comes to mastering your bodyweight. Gymnastics strength takes time and it simply can not be rushed. Physiologically, a number of specific changes to the muscle and the connective tissue need to take place to support the demands of bodyweight training. Connective tissue adapts at a drastically slower rate than muscle tissue. While some of you are strong enough to perform strict pull-ups, that doesn’t mean that your body is physically ready to perform rope climbing.