The Get Up: The Fountain of Youth.
What a great instructional video ah? Watch it, re-watch it and watch it again. Then practice perfect reps.
If I could only do 1 exercise
I believe the Get Up to be THE best exercise for maintaining youthful agility. Bold Statement? Yes, but it’s true. Think about this: How easy is it to get up off the ground after you have done 10 get ups with a 24kg or 32kg bell? It’s the easiest thing in the world. I see countless guys n gals (usually with a few years under their belt) come into my gym and they struggle to get up off the floor. 6 weeks of Simple & Sinister and they are transformed! You might argue the swing was the cause of the transformation, yes, possibly. But doing swings alone will not help you get up and down off the floor, increase mobility, body awareness, as much as the Get Up will. That’s just my opinion.
Pavel didn’t “create” the get-up, he just dusted it off and pulled it out of obscurity.
The Get Up: Is a game of tension.
The get Up is where I failed my StrongFirst Certification the first time back in 2015. I didn’t understand the move properly and therefore was missing some vital components. If you don’t know what to look for, you, like me, would have thought my Get Up was near perfect. However, when you truely learn the movement, you realise how many subtle complexities there are.
First and foremost it is a game of tension. If you watch the video above, look at the tension Zar holds in his legs, watch the hands how they grip the floor, see the tension through the torso, the way the arm pushes into the floor while the other pushes away. When the weights get heavy, the tension better be there.
Some of the things to keep in mind.
- Straight wrist, bent wrist equals fail.
- Locked elbow: That is in both arms.
- The Shoulder is away from the ear
- It’s a “roll and post on the elbow” NOT a crunch.
- Eyes look straight ahead from kneeling to standing and back again.
Here’s another version. Very detailed:
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Peter Bolsius SFG1
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