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I do credit TGUs with something that following hardstyle abs for 6 weeks did not grant me.TGUs is one of the best "overall lift" (strength, mobility, etc...)
when regularly practicing Turkish get-ups, I receive an unmatched benefit to my lower back. I may never know exactly why, but like many others, I have a long-running problem with a particular spot in the lower-left portion of my back.
unweighted getups seem to help, but less than a loaded practice.
again, I may never know why. but, as I observe the differences in my day-to-day life, this is one of the things that even snatching doesn't address as well as my S&S practice did.
I do casually do unweighted getups from time to time. or sandbag style getups holding one of the kids now ranging from 30-80 lbs., but for an undefined reason - the overhead kettlebell makes me do something that relieves that lower back. (now to teach the kiddos to hang on for a human getup.)