(The Turkish Get Up restoring movement for 300+ years)            Image

The Get up a.k.a the humbler of lifters and fitness buffs throughout the centuries. The movement that many cower and shy away from as you would someone who has some kind of contagious disease, because of its challenge. My desire for you is that after reading these last three posts is that you will no longer run away from it  but will embrace this exercise and its incredible benefits.

Today’s post is the continuation of our three-week journey into learning the Get-up. As you may remember we have taken our time over the last few weeks to break down the move into all of its important components. For two basic reasons: first, that it is easier to learn well if we did like that. Second: this type of attention to detail is required to do the get up well as you practice the whole thing from top to bottom

The complete Get up is done by rolling towards the bell in a fetal position and then pulling the bell in with both hands towards the belly button. Then we press the bell up with a packed shoulder and roll to the elbow while bringing your chest over and up. After this you will press your hand into the ground and bring your self up to a “tall sit” bring the leg back to the hand hinge under the weight and then stand up. To finish this exercise you will simply reverse every move. Please be aware that as you go down your moves should look the same as you were standing up.  Finally remember to hold every step for at least three seconds- the get up must be owned, not rushed!

That is it for now friends my hope for you is that you will embrace and practice this awesome exercise that will make you stronger and move better. Practice  and own it.  We will be back next week to give some workout ideas tot train the get up.

Happy training friends!

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