Shoe get-ups are the most effective and safe way to teach traditional turkish get-ups.
Bret Jones has brought the phrase “Kathos Sthenos” to the fitness industry, which essentially translates to “Beautiful Strength”.
You don’t have to get all emotional to enjoy turkish get-ups, but it is a movement that requires grace and tension. A flawless turkish get-up with a huge amount of weight in hand is something that the average person will find interesting. Well, here is an example:
I still think that it is the most effective was to move a heavy object from the ground to a position over the head, in full shoulder extension.
The turkish get-up, although valuable, is a one of the most complicated movements in the training world today. Many trainers shy away from it because of the number of steps there are within a successful turkish get-up.
To teach it, you have to break it up into pieces, and you most certainly have to start without any load.
The Shoe Get-Up is just the ticket…
What you’ll need: One flat soled shoe or sandal and at least a 8×8 clear space.
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