• April Skills Challenge

    April Skills Challenge

    Time to test your strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. This month we are challenging you to lift a ton. Thats right a ton. Or even more! The movement challenge is the Turkish Get Up.But first why the Turkish Get up? Let’s take a deeper look at why the get up is so powerful and so diverse in its application. Before we do that, let’s look at crawling. Crawling, much like the get up has been around for a while – no one invented it and no one entity owns it. It is a powerful but small part of the entire neurodevelopmental sequence (the progressive development of movement patterns and strength that begins at birth and continues until we are vertical). Read the list below to see all the benefits of the movement.

     

     

    Promotes cross lateralization (getting right brain to work with left side)
    Promotes upper body stability
    Promotes lower body stability
    Promotes reflexive stability of the trunk and extremities
    Ties the right arm to the left leg, and left arm to the rightleg
    Gets the upper extremities working reciprocally (legs too)
    Stimulates the vestibular system (1 of the 3 senses thatcontribute to balance)
    Stimulates the visual system (the second of 3 senses thatcontribute to balance)
    Stimulates the proprioception system (3rd of the 3 systemsthat contribute to balance)
    Promotes spatial awareness
    Develops a front/back weight shift
    Develops upper body strength, trunks strength, and hip strength

    So lets get our baby brains out and start developing some awesome core strength. Here is the layout:

    -Start light with high repetitions until you get use to the movement. Once you are, start increasing the load.

    -Don’t forget to alternate arms. Keep the weight light on your weaker side until you develop the strength and confidence to up the weight.

    – April has 30 days. If you do one rep on each side with a 35lbs kb, that equals a little over a ton. Game on!

    The coaches will implement this movement in the warmup to explain the movement. Good luck!

     

    Promotes cross lateralization (getting right brain to work with left side)
    Promotes upper body stability
    Promotes lower body stability
    Promotes reflexive stability of the trunk and extremities
    Ties the right arm to the left leg, and left arm to the right leg
    Gets the upper extremities working reciprocally (legs too)
    Stimulates the vestibular system (1 of the 3 senses that contribute to balance)
    Stimulates the visual system (the second of 3 senses that contribute to balance)
    Stimulates the proprioception system (3rd of the 3 systems that contribute to balance)
    Promotes spatial awareness
    Develops a front/back weight shift
    Develops upper body strength, trunks strength, and hip strength
    So lets get our baby brains out and start developing some awesome core strength. Here is the layout:

    -Start light with high repetitions until you get use to the movement. Once you are, start increasing the load.

    -Don’t forget to alternate arms. Keep the weight light on your weaker side until you develop the strength and confidence to up the weight.

    – April has 30 days. If you do one rep on each side with a 35lbs kb, that equals a little over a ton. Game on!

    The coaches will implement this movement in the warm-up to explain the movement. Good luck!