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Training Tips March 26

Workout Part 1

Turkish get-ups should be on everyone’s favorite exercises list. To do them well requires patience and focus, once you know your rhythm and anticipate the movements you can move pretty quick. Focus on keeping your arm straight to reduce the instability of the movement. Find an object you can hold in 1 hand (that you don’t mind dropping if necessary).

For the squat + side jumps, make sure the squats are below parallel and the side jump over is a soft landing.

Conditioning

Smooth is fast. Use a doorway or an object with handles (a full hamper works well) as the pull up substitute, and break up the sets early to keep a smooth pace. The box jump overs are a jump on then off movement, at home there aren’t a lot of things that I feel comfortable jumping on so I’d rather jump over something. Make sure it’s something you feel confident not tripping over and always make sure there’s a little extra room around the jumping area for an unobstructed fall zone. The carry can be any bulky object, it doesn’t have to be particularly heavy (again a full hamper works well) and carry it for 18 total steps). Start at a slower pace and see if you can increase or maintain the speed every 4-5 minutes.

Jeff Edwards

- National Coach USA Weightlifting - Crossfit Coach of individual and team competitors - Outdoorsy nerd - Owner and Head Coach at BR Fit Club
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