One of the most common problems I see with the Turkish Get Up is actually on the very first step where you post up onto your elbow. In order to keep your shoulder packed in and safe you can not let your shoulder roll up towards your ear when getting up onto your elbow but, as many of you know, this is much easier said than done. I’ve been doing and teaching the TGU for years and I still had problems with that myself.

While focusing on this during my TGUs the other day I realized that if I simply pointed my elbow down towards the ground and then drive the point of me elbow into the ground as posted up I automatically kept my shoulder packed and “rowed” myself up. The tendency is to let the elbow open up and point away from the body but this slight change in where it starts made a huge difference.

In this video I show you exactly what I am talking about and how to employ this tip. Check it out and let me know what you think and if you feel the difference the next time you do your TGUs.

-James Wilson-



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