ive been doing these for a while, got up to a semi-decent weight and am starting to worry about my shoulders.. Especially when you bring your leg through the middle and so much weight is pushing in your socket
should these be cast into the abyss with upward-rows and straight-bar curls?? They are a fun as hell excercise
11-13-2007, 04:15 PM #1
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turkish get-ups:- good or damaging??
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it's hard to say, upright rows were 'thrown into the abyss' because they were SHOWN to cause shoulder impingement. Yet with a highly compound exercise such as the TGU its easy to assume it strains the joints, especially the shoulder in this case.
I haven't done these in a long time, and i'm going to start soon, and I just have this philosophy:
-Everything is a double-edged sword, weigh the sides and then decide
The TGU is a great core/shoulder exercise that targets every muscle, even if we assume that with correct form its bad mechanically, do the benefits outweight the costs? And will conditioning your shoulders better aleviate the pain since you get used to the mechanisms? In the end its your personal choice, I personally AM a fan of them, although thats probably irrelevant if you're deciding if they're the best for you.'Language is subjective, and all of our thoughts are formulated in language, it follows that all our thoughts are subjective, thus making all of our thoughts subject to bias. Admit your bias and talk with those who differ from you, only then can you truly understand something'
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10-02-2008, 05:28 PM #3
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10-08-2008, 10:54 AM #6
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So long as you don't have any serious limitations the only way to hurth your shoulders doing the TGU is if you're doing it wrong. Take the time to learn the exercise and perform it properly and you'll be fine. I've rehabbed a lot of bad shoulders with the TGU.RKC Instructor
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10-23-2008, 06:34 AM #7