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Post  Ade on Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:46 pm

Has anyone tried the overhead squat variation of the Turkish Get Up?

I'm finding the normal "lunging" style a bit hard on my tired old knees and wondered if this variation might be kinder
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Re: Turkish Get Up variations

Post  Socrates on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:40 am

Why not experiment with a few different styles without a kettlebell? If you find a style that doesn't hurt, get loads of reps in without a bell, then try it with a 12k. There's no need to start off with a big weight...
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Post  Buster on Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:43 am

Check out dan johns site bout just going to hips high.
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Post  Mr Nobody on Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:05 am

You can always try a "no hands" TGU either up to your feet or just to sitting up.

- Lie on your back as normal with the KB held up.

- Have your legs spread out a bit past shoulder width.

- Sit-up while looking at the KB without using your free arm.

- Once you get to sitting position try and stand without using your free arm.

It's fairly hard and just another variation.
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Post  Ade on Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:21 am

I've decided it's more my knee that's to blame then the exercise,my arthritis seems to have re-grouped and launched another offensive! Laughing walking's interesting at the moment,let alone TGU's.. marvellous.

...and my AC joint is tellin' me it don't like TGUs' either...time for a rethink,maybe Rolling Eyes
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Post  Mr Nobody on Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:58 pm

What about some core work without the KB's Ade? V-ups are pretty hard and don't require any weight.
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Post  Ade on Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:46 am

I'll probably just revert back to ab-wheel roll outs and kb clean n' press...i seem to be able to do those quite hard a couple of times a week without too much achey painy nonsense Rolling Eyes
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Post  Socrates on Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:45 pm

Can you do step ups? Good way of working the legs despite dodgy knees...
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Post  Jagunco on Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:34 am

Might try a bit of yoga, I heard it does wonders for arthritis. Also I'm with Mr Nobody on the V Ups
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Post  Mr Nobody on Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:46 am

And in the spirit of scratching each others backs, I'm with Jagunco on the yoga Ade. Give it a shot as you have nothing to lose.
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Post  Ade on Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:07 am

re the yoga...i was doing the "sun salution" everyday a year or so ago.But one of my AC joints developed a problem which stopped me doing some of the poses...and i kind of gave up and didn't bother with it again.I know a couple of yoga teachers,i probably owe it to myself to go see one of them and see what they can do with me Smile


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