Oblique Crunch Exercise Prep For Turkish Get Up

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Hey it’s Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
show you how to do this exercise that is
an oblique crunch type of movement. And
it’s a good prep for the Turkish get up
if you can’t do the Turkish get up or the
half getup part where you’re coming up
off of the floor. This is a good way to
develop the oblique strength and the
lat strength to be able to get
yourself up off of the floor for a half
get up. So what you want to do is start
with your feet spread about 45 degrees
about like this. Take one hand over to the
opposite thigh. You have your one arm out
the opposite arm is out about 45 degrees.
Take a breath in, keep the tongue on the
roof of the mouth and the chin slightly
tucked. And on the exhale reach to the
top of your knee and come back down.
Inhale and exhale and exhale. From the
side looks like this. Spread 45 degrees.
One hand goes to the opposite thigh, arm
goes out 45 degrees. Breath in, chin is
tucked, tongue is on the roof of the
mouth. Exhale, reach to the top that knee.
Push that elbow into the ground. Pushing
the elbow into the ground really preps
you for the half get up. Also gets the
lats activated, which are a part of the
core technically. Give that a try if
you’ve got any benefit from this video
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Author: Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching.
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