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Old 04-09-2006, 06:52 AM   #1
Mark Garcia
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Since this is not done frequently, just wanted to ask some quesions for guys who do it

for those who dont have a KB and use a Db, is 25 lbs a decent enough weight to start?

Do you prefer it for time or reps?
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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25# is kinda light for a normal sized male, but it is ok to start with. You can do it for reps or time, either way, just make sure not to sacrifice good form.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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What constitutes good form? It seems like you start out on your back holding the weight and end up standing, still holding the weight overhead. In between it just looks like another demented variation on the theme of you vs. gravity. What are the finer points?
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Old 04-09-2006, 11:26 AM   #4
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No one but you can determine if 25lbs is too light or heavy. Just scale things to your ability.

As for time/reps, I do both.
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:47 PM   #5
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I pretty much only do them as part of "card PT" (take a deck of cards, assign an exercise to each suit, turn them over in random order and do that number of reps of that exercise).

In this context, 25 pounds is *way* more than enough for me (155 bw). I'm sure my form sucks . . . I start on my back, I end up on my feet, the DB stays over my head the whole time. In between, anything that happens is fair.
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:41 PM   #6
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First thing I don't know why the Turkish get up this way but anyways. Yes keep weight overhead, but also remember to keep the shoulders active and also getting up to your feet do not round your back. Keep lower back activated as with any O lift. Try this in the gym, you will get some strange looks.
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:38 AM   #7
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Does anyone do these while bearhugging a sandbag or holding a dumbbell to their chest? You can use a lot more weight and it really gets you breathing hard!
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:09 AM   #8
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I also do these with barbells - like the one-hand barbell snatch, it's quite a balance and accuracy challenge!
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:17 AM   #9
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I've done these with a KB, a barbell and a DB.

I find with a 24 kg Kb I can get about 3 reps per arm per set.
I find KB to be harder than the DB's with TKGU's so I would say an equivalent weight be 5-10 pounds more.
Barbell is very tough and a lot harder than dumbbell or KB, the balance thing is crucial. I had such a hard time with just a 45 pound bar that I had to go down in weight.

I find the laying back down part harder than the part when you actually get up.

I've never done these for time and I might give that a try with a lighter weight.
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:30 AM   #10
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Anthony, I've done them with sandbags. I put it over my shoulder while I'm lying down and then alternate squats and lunge style. With it over my shoulder I find it more difficult (vs clutched to my chest) because the weight is at the end of the lever so to speak. I use 50-80lbs in the bag, but most often 60lbs. I also do them with 24kg kbs and barbells. Interestingly, I find the barbell to be easier to balance than a similar weight kb. Anybody else find this to be the case?
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