Fixing shoulder pain from the Turkish Get Up

Every once in while I get a complaint from someone about the Turkish Get Up causing shoulder pain, especially in the shoulder of the arm supporting their body as opposed to the arm holding the weight. Here is the most common cause of this pain and how I fix it. Even if you don’t have shoulder pain from this movement this video will still help you hone in on some of the finer details of this great exercise…

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  1. Dakota says:

    This was incredibly helpful!

    Reply • September 5 at 9:33 am
  2. shane says:

    Great video again James! These subtleties make all the differnce in the world between doing these exercises the right way and the wrong way. Experiencing pain and not. And getting something out of the exercise and not. The TGU looks really complicated to people and I see people execute horrible ones at the gym. Its actually quite simple and I’ve really dialed mine in from watching your videos. Thanks!!!

    Reply • September 5 at 9:51 am
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      The details matter a lot over the long run, unfortunately in today’s boot camp/ Crossfit infected fitness world it is also a lost art. Glad the videos have been helpful…

      Reply • September 5 at 12:00 pm
  3. chris says:

    Hey James,

    You could really use a wireless mic.


    Reply • September 6 at 7:48 pm

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