Coaching Cues: The Turkish Get Up

Coaching Cues: The Turkish Get Up Downside Shoulder Position The most common place athletes struggle during the Turkish Get Up is positioning the downside shoulder. Arguably, the largest benefits from the TGU come from the thoracic mobility and scapular stability challenges at the downside shoulder. On the left you can see my scapula elevates while my humerus translates superiorly and anteriorly. On the right notice how I achieve a more stable “packed shoulder” position by depressing the scapula and humerus. Lining Up The Knee and Hand The leg transition step of the TGU can be real sketchy if you’re not set up correctly. Trainees often end up with their plant hand trailing too far behind their lower body, leaving them overextended as demonstrated on the left. A good cue to achieve a more stable position is to line the downside hand up with the downside knee as shown on the right. This position keeps the body more compact and centered under the kettle bell To Bridge or Not To Bridge? It depends! Mark Cheng popularized the high bridge position in the Turkish Get Up a few years back. To my knowledge they do not teach it this way in the StrongFirst course but I actually prefer cueing the high bridge position with new clients and while training lighter TGUs. I think there is value to be gained in both mobility and stability when you demand the high bridge position. Alternatively if you’re trying to go for a big TGU it’s a much more efficient strategy to use the low bridge which I think makes sense under those circumstances. So pick the bridge position that best fits the situation. Thank you @valgerdurt for the recommendation! & Thank you @nextlevelrochester the shirt.👍🏼 -@kev_in_carr @collectmomentsnotthingz @sanchise387 @movementasmedicine

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