Kettlebell Getup Progressions

The Getup also known as the “Turkish Getup” or “TGU” is a fantastic exercise for strengthening fundamental movement patterns and building resilient shoulders. If you’re unfamiliar with the movement you can find a great video demonstration here [ https://youtu.be/l5qB0nILpko?t=4m39s ]

One way to progress the getup is to just get stronger and use a heavier weight, but that takes time… as it should.  When the weight gets heavy and you are finding it takes longer and longer to transition your getups to a heavier kettlebell, one way to keep getting stronger with the same kettlebell is to find ways to increase difficulty that don’t involve using a heavier bell.

Here is a six step progression of mine to make the getup more challenging and more interesting while working your way towards using a heavier weight.

Photo of 48kg (106lb) Getup

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Double 32kg Kettlebell Setup

6 Stages of Kettlebell Training and Templates for Adding Kettlebell Training to Your Workouts

For people who are new to kettlebell training it can become confusing trying to determine where to put them into your normal workout routine.  Here are the stages I’ve gone through personally in my kettlebell journey and  a few simple templates to make your entrance into kettlebell training easier.

STAGE I: Use Kettlebells on your off days or different times of day from your normal training
This template is for individuals who are still learning how to perform kettlebell techniques. When learning kettlebell techniques for the first time practice either on your off days as a form of variety and active recovery or practice at a different time of day from your main workout.  At this point in your journey your focus should be on technique. You should treat your kettlebell training more like a lesson where you’re learning to dance with a new partner, instead of sparring session or a W.O.D. Continue reading

One-Day SFG Kettlebell User Course: Sunday July 19th, 2015 Omaha, NE

Announcing our next One Day SFG Kettlebell User Course hosted by Compete Personal Fitness  on Sunday, July 19th, 2015. 

The 8-Hour Kettlebell Workshop – Perfected.

The most fundamental and thoroughly in-depth kettlebell instruction available within a single day. Developed by the founder of the modern kettlebell movement, Pavel Tsatsouline. WHAT IS THE COST? $299.00 WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THOSE 8 HOURS? Only the most necessary skills in order to ensure that you will understand the techniques and concepts, and be able to safely practice them on your own.

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