Turkish Get Up Capacity Assessment

The Turkish Get up Capacity Assessment is an assessment to evaluate symmetry in pressing capacity in both horizontal and vertical presses with varying core stability demands such as sitting, kneeling, standing. Please watch the video to get a visual demonstration of how to perform the test. Below you will find a description of how to do so. Select a weight that you can comfortably hold in a bottoms-up position. Start by laying on your back. Complete 3 unilateral Kettlebell Bottoms Up Floor Presses and then progress into the sitting phase of the Turkish Get-Up, complete 3 reps Kettlebell Bottoms Up Overhead Press, progress to bridge to kneeling phase of the Turkish Get-Up and then complete 3 Kettlebell Bottoms up Overhead presses, lunge to stand and complete 3 Kettlebell overhead presses. At the end of the third rep in standing keep the arm “locked” out or the Kettlebell overhead and then return to the floor by reversing the Turkish get-up (no presses on the way down). Repeat this sequence until no further reps are possible or until the kettlebell is not able to be maintained in the bottoms-up position. During the test subjectively note what position you may not feel the strongest in and objectively how many rounds/reps you are able to complete. Rest and then complete on the other side. Some rules to remember with this assessment. The test ends if and when (1) you are no longer to complete pressing motions (2) the kettlebell is unable to be maintained in a bottoms-up position. Be sure to record your scores below! Prehab Goals & Normative Values: Normative value unknown, created in the Prehab Lab. Prehab Goal: Less than 10 percent difference in the amount of reps L vs R side. References: St-onge E, Robb A, Beach TAC, Howarth SJ. A descriptive analysis of shoulder muscle activities during individual stages of the Turkish Get-Up exercise. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2019;23(1):23-31. Take the assessment, write down your score, and track your progress throughout the program.
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