Posts Tagged with "turkish get-up technique"

Breaking Down the Turkish Get-Up

For some people seeing the words “Turkish Get-Up” in the title of an article elicits a gag reflex or makes them want to jump into a live volcano. Even I’ll be the first to admit it’s not the most exciting exercise to talk about. However, that doesn’t mean it’s altogether invalid or that it doesn’t… Read more

Two Cues to Clean Up Your Turkish Get-Up

Hope everyone’s New Years was fantastic and safe. Lisa and I celebrated our last Holiday as non-parents by being lame and going to bed at 9 PM New Year’s Eve. We figured we’d start a new hash-tag to highlight the fact: #sleepingwhilewecan. 2017 is here and with my first post of the year I wanted… Read more

Turkish Get-Up Tip: Vertical Knee

The Turkish Get-Up. Some people love them. I mean, really love them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_98w0cwqFQ   And others are indifferent maybe even skeptical. I know some strength coaches who view them as a valued asset to their programs, providing insight on their athlete’s movement quality as well as highlighting any “weak links” that may exist. And I… Read more

Cleaning Up the Turkish Get-Up: Stuff People Gloss Over Because They’re Too Cool

“What does this THING even do anyways?!” That’s pretty much the standard reaction/question I receive every time I have a client or athlete perform a Turkish get-up. What’s the big deal anyways, right? You take a cannonball looking thingamajig, hold it in your hand, and stand up with it. La-dee-freakin-da.   There was a time,… Read more