Rodentmama--I hear you. Grinds like TGUs just don't get the love that ballistics moves do. But TGUs (including naked TGUs, like the ones you are doing) link skills like maintaining and increasing maximum tension with mindfulness, coordination, and balance. In many ways, it is the opposite of the tension-relaxation cycle of ballistics. For me, combining ballistics and grinds is synergistic--the whole is more than the sum of the parts.
I am having some mobility problems with my left shoulder which has caused some discomfort in my rotator cuff. Rather than give up TGUs entirely, I have dropped the weight (from 16-20 kg to 0-8 kg) rather than give up the movement. I just get too much out of it.
As we age, we lose the ability to "get up" from the floor without rolling on to our stomachs and pushing up on our hands and knees. This happens to a lot of people who are still in their 50s and 60s, even if they are otherwise in good shape for their age. The TGU, even without weight, will keep you young.
thanks for the video. It helped to see it broken down into small steps. As a beginner, that is where I need to start so I can see exactly what position I am to be in at each point and what each position feels like. Eric's video allow me to see the flow of the process. Thanks for both options!
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I know this isn't much but it's a start. I did 3:43 of getups. I could not enter my time. I kept getting an error message about entering a valid time. I did put 0's in front of the 3. What am I not doing right? patty
I already have, I already am because of Jesus!!!
current weight: 186.2
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I would encourage you to do the get-up movement with a shoe balanced on your palm and your arm in the lock-out position. Work on entraining the correct movement pattern. Try doing 5 per side per day for 1-2 weeks.
When you think you are ready for weight, try laying on the floor in the start position with weight overhead. Push your shoulder blade into the floor, lock out your arm, and go.
I would love to meet the get up challenge, but I am having difficulty doing it correctly. Admittedly,I have not spent a lot of time on it, but I really fear injuring myself. I am rather strong for my size and I currently use a 25 lb ball for swings, cleans, presses, etc. I still use 20 (although it really weighs about 18 lbs) for snatches.
Any suggestions? Shoud I reduce the weight until I get the hang of it?
I will start trying again.
Edited by: SHAREBEAR1963 at: 4/7/2011 (22:41)
current weight: 124.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,400) Posts: 72 4/6/11 11:06 P
ERICJMOSS said: "the beautiful thing about the turkish getup is it reinforces movements regardless of weight."
Yeah, I've done getups before, but with 5-10# dumbbells, and it was about ten years ago, so I'm pretty much starting over again. But I get what you're saying; I'm already lifting 250+ pounds of me, so it doesn't matter *that* much whether I'm holding five, ten, or thirty-five pounds.
I like TPROONEY3's shoe suggestion; without something in my lifted hand to provide feedback, I could get away with a lot of sloppy mistakes.
Edited by: AKBEANCOUNTER at: 4/6/2011 (23:07)
Aaron A. "Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength." -- Sun Tzu
It looks like the Kettlebell Team is rocking on this goal--great job everyone!
Eric, you are spot-on. People who are new to get-ups should start with a shoe instead of a kettlebell. Yes, a shoe. Balance it on your palm as you entrain the get-up movement from laying on the floor to standing and back again.
current weight: 179.0
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the beautiful thing about the turkish getup is it reinforces movements regardless of weight. you don't need a heavy weight even when you are strong to get a benefit from it. if you saw my vid I was doing that with 48kgs (106lbs). Normally I hover between 16kgs and 32kgs (36lbs - 70lbs)
some of the top instructors have their clients do a minimum of 50 unweighted before putting a kettlebell in their hand
I think part of the problem is trying to meet the volume goal but not the quality goal (this website doesn't have a quality goal that I am aware of). Also many might not even track it here (I don't)
to the new person that isn't sure what a getup is www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq7h2TSFLOs disregard that part where I drop it. That isn't normally part of the getup and I have other vids but this has the best angle in regards to positions.
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