The world’s premier network for those seeking to share and discuss high-impact,high results, super practical information for the developmentof superiorphysical performance.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By ad5ly

Thread: My journey with the Getup

  1. #1
    Ace83 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    210

    Default My journey with the Getup

    I've mentioned before, I love the getup. Its not only because it is mostly just wrestling moves strung together, its because its one of the few complex movements that has made its way into mainstream knowledge.

    I want to share what I've been doing recently with the getup.

    1. Curl, press, pullover type extension at each step of the getup. The reason for this is simple, the purpose of the spine is to transfer power between the hips and shoulders and to resist movement. The axial skeleton was used as our main form of locomotion via lateral flexion in our reptilian and fish evolutionary ancestors. As we evolved we developed scapular mobility and the ability to use the axial skeletal system as a transmission of sorts.

    Why explain this, you may ask? To try and stave off a barrage of comments that attack these moves as "isolation" and not the way the body was designed to move. The purpose of this combo, along with the down arms force, is to work the various angles at which the spine (I use this term as a simple way to describe the axial skeleton) has to resist force while transferring it.

    In its very simplest form you should look at including exercises which require you to resist flexion, exercises which require you to resist extension, and also exercises which require you to resist you to resist rotation.

    But I digress...

    2. Unweighted of the following: 1/4 getup, oa 1/2 pushup roll, baby getup. The goal is 50 reps each side and the start wearing a weight vest. (I know the oa pushup isn't part of the getup, but its an important part of what I'm doing).

    This is only part of my program, its the part that centers around the getup. The forum is a little slow, so I was hoping that we could start a discussion about how everybody is using the getup in their program...

    In that spirit, how are you using the getup?

  2. #2
    Ace83 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    210

    Default Hey, it double posted my thread!

    What kind of glitch is this?

  3. #3
    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    4,607

    Default

    I do them on some "off" days with a light kb just for the benifits of whole body movement. Good athletic movement has taken the lead in importance ( strength now second place) for me as I am 10 months away from 60 years of age. I still want that "perfect" getup even with my light 16kg bell. I don't want to be the guy who says... "help! Iv'e fallen and I can't get up!" ..on the Life Alert commercials. But I also do getups with my olympic barbell and 5-10lbs plates (working toward two 25lbs plates - 90lbs total ) -- much to the amasement of my relatives who think I am crazy anyways...As I get older the getup just seems more relavent to me...Dennis
    Mundorfcc and Ace83 like this.

  4. #4
    Ace83 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    210

    Default

    Dennis, good luck on the Olympic bar getup numbers!

    I find the bar turn a little disconcerting when I use it, but its the best way to gradually progress.

    Do you ever have problems stabilizing the Olympic bar?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Free Course
Close