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19 Sep 3 Common Mistakes With The Turkish Get Up (And How to Fix Them)

The Turkish get up is an amazing and powerful exercise that's evolved quite a bit over the years. I mean, who wouldn't benefit from this exercise? It's a "one stop shop" for a lot of things. In the most simple terms, the Turkish get up (TGU) is getting up from the ground and then going back down, ideally under a heavy load. Of course, there's A LOT more to it than just getting up and going back down, but there's been a big evolution of this exercise. And, it's critical to get the movement down before adding any type of external load or weight. Notable benefits of the TGU are:
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15 Sep My Philosophy on Strength

SquatHow important is strength? Strength definitely makes everything else better, but strength isn't the only thing we need. First, it's important to remember that quality of movement precedes strength (Point 1 - Be Mobile, see below) We need to move well, then move strong.
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01 Sep Oh Snatch! The Definitive Guide To The Kettlebell Snatch Test

What comes to mind when you think of the kettlebell snatch test? (The kettlebell snatch test is performing 100 reps with an appropriately sized kettlebell in 5 minutes or less.) Here's what pops in my mind. It's NEVER easy. It's manageable, but I'd never say it's easy. And, I'd say there's a stigma to the kettlebell snatch test, which is needed to pass the SFG kettlebell certification weekend.
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10 Aug The Most Important Muscle For Athleticism And Performance

glutemaxWhat muscle do you think is critical for performance in kettlebell training, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, bodybuilding, or to achieve ultimate athleticism in any sport? It should be pretty obvious that would be the gluteus maximus. If you fail to tap into the power of this muscle, you'll greatly limit your training performance and results. We really can't emphasize the importance of the glutes enough in performance training and for developing the ultimate athletic body.
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