29 Fri, 2011 § 5 Comments
(We’ve been having fun with Dave’s iPhone camera)
Dave recently introduced me to
the Turkish Get Up
with 25# bar
[I also practiced with the 45# bar, which required a bit of grunt — good grunt though.]
I like them! Core intensive. Full Body. Static.
It’s all in form & how you hold your body & use your arm & knee to stabilize as you roll up to sitting, to kneeling, to standing, then reverse the movements. You could also do these with a kettle bell, but then you lose some of the lateral stabilization the long bar offers. Keep the bar high & your arm engaged. *(update) Also, articulate through the spine as you lay back down, really engaging your deep core muscles. I think about making each vertebrae, especially in my low back, touch the mat as I “roll” back down.
I am just trying to figure out how to work them into workouts. Any suggestions?