Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Get Up Sit Up

When teaching the Turkish Get Up we always run through the entire movement without weight, or naked as it's often called. After this, we teach the Get Up Sit Up with weight. From the Get Up Sit Up we progress to the full Turkish Get Up with weight. The progression is simple in that it introduces the entire movement and then introduces the movement slightly disected with weight. It helps to stress the importance of keeping the elbow extended throughout the movement, as well as the keeping the arm vertical and perpendicular to the ground.

Training: Yesterday's training was brutal. I had written to a fellow RKC, Harinder Sabharwal, just to see how his training was going and he sent over this Kettlebell and Jiu-Jitsu workout he had been doing, thinking I'd be interested. It looked awesome, so we tried it out yesterday, it was a little tough for the first 3 rounds but I didn't think much of it until the 4th and 5th round, when I realized that I was getting exhausted quickly.

It was 5 rounds without rest of...
5 minutes of Kettlebell Snatches, switching every 8 reps, resting 15 seconds after each 8/8
5 minutes of training on the mat

Thanks Harinder that was great!

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