Exercises

HOW TO PERFORM THE TURKISH GET UP: 7 EASY STEPS

The Turkish Get Up is a great functional movement when done correctly. It can be useful for creating shoulder stability, hip mobility, strength throughout the trunk, while also providing a significant proprioceptive demand. Unfortunately, I often see the TGU executed in a manner that puts the trainee at risk for injury or just plain poorly.…

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Overcoming Plateaus: The Lightened Method

The LIGHTENED METHOD is one of many ways to overcome barriers. Has one of your lifts hit a plateau? Maybe the demands you’re placing on your system aren’t great enough. The LIGHTENED METHOD enables a lifter to increase demand, alter acceleration rates, and most importantly: crush that plateau! Strength comes through adaptation. Adaptation comes from…

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Crawling, Spinal Stability, and Core Strength

What does “CORE STRENGTH” really mean? To me, CORE STRENGTH means SPINAL STABILITY. Here’s Elisha Celeste putting on a brilliant display of this quality. Our spine has 3 sections: the cervical vertebrae (think neck), thoracic (think upper back), and lumbar (low back). CORE STRENGTH is important because it means we’ve strengthened the tissues around the…

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