The Turkish Get-Up (TGU) is among the rare exercises that works on Stability, Mobility and Strength all at the same time.
In our TGU Part 1 video, we covered the first foundational movements of the TGU. In case you missed that crucial first piece, please review that video below:
Now in this second video, “Kettlebell King” James will take you through the full TGU with the usual detailed instructions, and a little “getting down” with some fun music (you’ll have to watch the video to find out what I’m talking about):
Again, this is somewhat of a complex move, but worth the effort to master.
Today we’d like to introduce you to the Power Plank Exercise.
The Plank exercise has been a fitness industry standard for decades now, and for good reason. It is a tremendous exercise for developing stability and strength endurance in the core and shoulder complex.
Traditionally, planks are progressed either by making the exercise less stable (lifting a foot or elbow off the floor) or simply increasing the time the plank is held.
This has led some people and coaches to hold planks for 8 minutes or more per set.
This begs the questions about how much strength endurance is actually needed for these muscle groups, and if there are any potential downsides to these extended sets.
In brief, we feel that few people need that much endurance in that particular position, and that there is potential strain on the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the shoulder.
What should you do to maintain your hard-earned fitness levels while traveling and stuck in a hotel?
Is there such a thing as a hotel room workout?
We get questions like this all the time.
To be honest, there could be a solid argument made for actually taking a break from working out every now and then.
That is, if you’ve been consistent with your fitness and nutrition plan for a couple of months, your body might welcome a reprieve while you’re traveling. And you might be surprised to find that you return to the gym feeling stronger than before you left.
That being said, in todays video we’ll demonstrate several simple (but effective) exercises that would constitute a killer hotel room workout.
If you have any questions about any of the exercises presented above, just post your inquiry in the comment section below and we’ll get you fixed up.
In todays instructional video you’ll learn how to perform what we believe to be the best posture exercise on the planet. Of course, there are many other worthy exercises that improve posture, but The Prone Cobra will do wonders for you.