Monday, January 9, 2012

Rise Up!

In a previous post, I wrote about being able to stand up and to gain motivation to work out. I decided to show a video of physical demonstrations of this act. One is of The Turkish Get Up while balancing a yoga block. I choice a yoga block because I wanted to show the move was about being seamless and steady, as opposed to being able to just muscle a lot of weight.

The other example I show is of a self defense stand up. I mentioned in that previous post that getting up is about being able to get up under duress, but also to be able to keep yourself safe while you get up. So the self defense version of the get up is a great example.

About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Personal Trainer, Coach, Performane Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.
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