Temporary replacement for TGUs in S&S

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by Kozushi, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Kozushi

    Kozushi More than 2500 posts

    Me again. :)

    I wonder if there are some replacement exercises for the TGUs in S&S I could do for a bit until my shoulder fully heals up, basically exercises that don't involve putting anything up over my head, but that will maintain as much of my TGU strength, and the benefits of TGUs as part of S&S, as possible.
     
  2. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    Yes of course... the TacGU
    The Tactical Get-up. Did them for months whilst waiting for my shoulder and biceps tendon to calm down.
    I could still do swings, so I just dropped them right into S&S where the TGU is; and it worked a treat...
     
  3. Jak Nieuwenhuis

    Jak Nieuwenhuis Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    10 sets of 10 pushups, you can do them on rings or whatever to make them easier on shoulders
     
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  4. Peter Bolsius

    Peter Bolsius My Third Post

    Hard to say without knowing what the injury is, however you could try get ups with a sandbag on your shoulder see if that works.
     
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  5. mikhael

    mikhael Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Weighted?
     
  6. william bad butt

    william bad butt More than 300 posts

    I like the suggestions so far. I would go light. What about working on your bottoms up kbell moves. I like the bottoms up kbell rack position farmers walks. Also, I like the bottoms up kbell 1 arm bench press (where half your body is hanging off the bench). These unilateral exercises will work a lot of the stabilizer muscles the TGU hits. Also consider band pull downs, a light pulling movement that may help your shoulder.

    Regards,

    Eric
     
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  7. Kozushi

    Kozushi More than 2500 posts

    I can do 1 arm pushups, which is something I've been thinking of to help cover some of the TGU stuff I"m missing.
     
  8. Kozushi

    Kozushi More than 2500 posts

    These are good ideas.
     
  9. Kozushi

    Kozushi More than 2500 posts

    Videos on Youtube show the weight being held over the head still. I don't think this is the kind you mean...?
     
  10. Antti

    Antti More than 2500 posts

    Is it the load or the movement? If it's about the load, how about doing the TGU with a cup of water or a shoe or such? It is a great exercise done so... and maybe a better one.
     
  11. mikhael

    mikhael Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Ok, if may join with my question, let's say it's a matter of hand placement, how TacGU should look like? Or is there olny one variation of this exercise? Military personnel might have a weapon in their hands and TacGU as shown in most videos on YT would be difficult to perform for them.
     
  12. Bauer

    Bauer More than 500 posts

    Leopard Crawling is really similar to the TGU in a lot of ways and can maintain and build a lot of strength (even 1 arm pushups). Plus it helps with coordination and joint stability.

    I would try to accumulate 3-5 minutes in as few sets as possible, if done daily. You could build up to 10 minutes.

    Google "Aleks Salkin Crawling" and you will find plenty of good information and demonstrations.
     
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  13. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    Nope not over the head at all. You are not looking at the right thing
     
  14. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    Yes with a KB held in the crook of your shoulder
     
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  15. ali

    ali Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    There's a lot to be gained from varied get ups, done with a light bell or no bell.
    My favourite movement session is just that.
    If a light get up causes no pain it's still a get up. Just sub out heavy for light! And variety!
     
  16. mikhael

    mikhael Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Would you link it, please?
     
  17. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    I don't have a link. Refer to S&S. Instead of shouldering a rifle as in the photos there, shoulder a KB instead.
    Note: can also be done with a sandbag resting on the shoulder...
     
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  18. Kozushi

    Kozushi More than 2500 posts

    It's good to know that it's doable like this. Seems the most similar thing to a "real TGU". I can do the TGU with my right arm, it's the left shoulder that is causing the problem. I appreciate your help. :) Thank you.
     
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  19. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller More than 2500 posts

    I never had any luck doing them with a kettlebell on the shoulder or rack. With a sandbag is a great variation.
     
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  20. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller More than 2500 posts

    Decksquats are a good contender, tho they lack the rotational aspect.
     

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