Get Up Windmill for Better Cornering

I love the Kettlebell Windmill exercise to help improve the type of hip mobility and core strength we need to get into great body position when cornering our bike, which maximizes your speed and momentum turns.

However, a lot of riders struggle with it and can not benefit from the ride changing benefits. This is where the Get Up Windmill – which is a part of the overall Turkish Get Up – provides a great alternative.

In this video I share how to execute this little used exercise and explain what you need to focus on as a mountain biker to get the most out of it.

-James Wilson-

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  1. Rafael says:

    Great exercise!1
    Thank You!

    Reply • August 27 at 12:32 pm
  2. Al says:

    James, this movement rocks. I mean, wow. Really exposing some left/right asymmetry-and dialing in on appropriate t-spine mob, hip mob, and trunk / core stability! This is a true keeper! I’m going to make every one of my clients own every phase of this.Thank you my friend, for sharing. You rock!

    Reply • September 3 at 7:43 am
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      Thanks Al, glad you like it. It is one of my favorites and really is a must for any mountain biker who wants to improve their cornering.

      Reply • September 3 at 1:01 pm
  3. David says:

    more evidence that the TGU and all it’s variations are in my book the ultimate move for mtn bike training. I have added the KB windmill and stick windmill to all the programs I do with you, and I have been doing so for almost 2 years.. big improvements in my cornering, and overall core strength.. The TGU is the bomb. I also appreciate the fact that James always comes along with and upgrade or additional moves to expand on the TGU movements. Keep it coming coach. and cheers.

    Reply • March 3 at 11:39 am
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      Thanks David, glad the TGU is paying off for you as well. It is certainly one of my favorites and something every rider can benefit from.

      Reply • March 6 at 11:14 am

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