Naked Half Turkish Get Up

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This is a fantastic exercise to do before you progress onto the Turkish Get Up.  Like the Naked Turkish get Up the Half Turkish Get Up is great exercise getting the limbs and muscles to move in a coordinated manner.

How to do a Naked Half Turkish Get Up

Like the Naked Turkish Get Up, the Naked Half Turkish Get has many benefits.  The difference between the two exercises the number of steps completed and level of difficulty.  The movement for the Naked Half Turkish Get Up ends when you place the weight of your body on your elbow.  Once you master this exercise, then you can move onto the Naked Turkish Get Up.

Benefits of the Naked Half Turkish Get Up

These include:

  • Allows you to learn the correct technique without fear of injury
  • Developing a strong core that will protect your lower back from pain.
  • Improvement in your posture.
  • Increased mobility in the hips, legs and shoulders.
  • Improved movement patterns on both the left and right side of the body.
  • Develop balance and coordination in the whole body.

How to do Naked Half Turkish Get Up (using your right hand)

  • Pretend you are holding a kettlebell close to your body in the cradle position on the right side of your body.
  • Roll onto your back, extend right arm, straighten the wrist, pack the shoulder joint into the shoulder socket.
  • Move your right foot towards your right buttock, place left leg out about 45 degrees away from your body, place left arm away from your body just past your head.
  • Perform a sit up, lean onto your left elbow, keep right arm straight and keep your eyes on your right hand.

Naked Half Turkish Get Up Dos

  • Keep your eye on your raised hand the whole time.
  • Maintain a flat neutral back when starting the movement.
  • Ensure shoulder joint is packed into the shoulder socket.
  • Wrist holding the imaginary kettlebell remains straight.
  • The core is engaged when performing the movement.

Naked Half Turkish Get Up Don’ts

  • Bend the wrist holding the imaginary kettlebell.
  • Arching of the back on the way back down.
  • Your core and abdomen remaining loose during the movement.
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