Fix Your Kettlebell Get Up

In this video we give you solutions to fix some of the common mistakes we see when people are performing the kettlebell get up. We give tips to pack the shoulder correctly, high bridge, and how to “windshield wipe the leg for smooth transitions. Enjoy!

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Sunday, April 25th, 2010 Kettlebell Training, Videos

2 Comments to Fix Your Kettlebell Get Up

  1. Enjoyed the video, you explained very well the aspects of the get-up but I noticed when Doug was lying down and then sitting up, he externally rotated the right foot to allow room in the pelvis for mobility. My question is do you address patterning before technique? Do you teach the Get-up to your clients without allowing movement of the straight leg to externally rotate? This question is from a compensation and dysfunctional pattern development mindset. Thanks Chris

  2. Chris Brumley on November 2nd, 2012
  3. Chris,
    Thanks for the feedback and your observation. I definitely try my best to establish proper patterning and technique with myself and all of my clients. I looked over this video (which was shot over two years ago) and I looked over numerous TGU videos and scoured through my RKC material and funny enough none of the references addressed where the foot should be. I have good hib mobility, however I have tight adductors and I have always taught people during the TGU to place their posting food where they felt they could: get the most drive, be able to keep proper foot/leg/knee/hip alignment, find a space where they do not pronate, and also where they could high-bridge best. For me to achieve all of these things I need to have my leg out wider for a strong base and to keep alignment; I need to externally rotate my foot a bit. The same goes for squatting. I know many lifters who need to slightly externally rotate their feet to perform a successful squat. Whether this is the right thing to do from a dysfunctional standpoint or not time will tell for each person and I am not completely convinced that external rotation with proper alignment is necessarily a bad thing or not. I have been working a ton with my feet. I have had a major knee surgery on my right leg and it likes to externally rotate. When I stand straight toed the tibia feels torqued, however I do practice my hip and ankle mobility drills (ie Mobility WOD) with my toes straight. I am a work in progress and so are most people. What are your thoughts? Thanks Doug

  4. Doug on November 3rd, 2012


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