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    Turkist Get-ups: The Best Exercise You're (probably) Not Doing

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    I've done this never. I will see what's what at the park today and report back later...

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    I have a feeling this is gonna involve me falling on my ass :P

    On a better note, i'm like 2 weeks maybe from being able to do a REAL push up thanks to you Al
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    I use my kids for weights when I do TGU. They love them. I got a 35# 4 year old and a 22# 2 year old...perfect weight.

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    this is great. i've heard of these but never really tried them. i'll have to find a weight of some sort and try some later today.

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    do you work at getting faster doing them or is it the amount of weight that you increase while keeping speed the same?

    id imagine once you got the technique down you could increase your speed
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    So a few on one side then a few on the other... rinse and repeat?

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    Kettlebells work best. Concentrate on form, not speed. Not a cardio exercise. There's like 8 "pauses" in the movement (up and down). Focus on each one.

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    I love this exercise. It's one of the only things I do where I need an actual weight though. Almost everything else I use either just body weight or a large stone.

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    like RezH said "do the pauses". dont rush through. once you kinda have it down using a more challenging weight will show you your flaws/inefficiencies really quick! my son (13) does these for warm ups every weight lifting day. i do them in a circuit:

    --turkish get up with a press (down and up) when you get to the top 3 reps each side
    --immediately sprint 40yds
    --lunge back to start
    --sit outs/hip outs or "dead bugs" style movement 20seconds
    --standing ballistic side bends (bob and weave motion)20 seconds
    --easy jog in place with arm circles or dynamic/swinging stretches full body for "rest" 1 minute
    repeat series 1-5 times

    Yaish, try it with a sand bag that has some slack in it and the bag will just mold around your hand/fist or rather than locking out to an overhead just start with the bag on your belly/chest and sling it to your shoulder as you transition into standing position.

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