What’s your heaviest get up?

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by Kyle Kowalczuk, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Kyle Kowalczuk

    Kyle Kowalczuk Triple-Digit Post Count

    Just surveying to find an average max get up for the community. I like data and am just looking for a correlation with the get up and other main lifts such as deadlift, bench, or squat.
  2. Oscar

    Oscar Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    I can do a solid tgu with 40 kg. Maybe a bit heavier also, haven't tried. I weigh 78.

    I dont use barbells regularly so can't give you my weights for the other lifts.
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  3. Nate

    Nate Triple-Digit Post Count

    40kg (1/2 bodyweight) is heaviest bell ive tried.
    No longer use barbells much anymore so they'd be down but probably 405, 225, 315 area with a couple weeks practice.
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  4. Maine-ah KB

    Maine-ah KB Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    40kg (1/2 bodyweight as well)
    I haven't barbell deadlifted more then 4 sessions in my life, i believe I was at 295lbs for an easy single. you've got me wondering what I can do now.
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  5. Kyle Kowalczuk

    Kyle Kowalczuk Triple-Digit Post Count

    Thanks for the quick reply guys. I’ve found for myself that my TGU and bench are closely related which is understandable. However, when my TGUs feel good so does my deadlift. Probly because of the great neural demand required for both.

    Weight: 75kg
    Tgu: 52kg
    Bench: 300
    Deadlift: 535
    Squat: 335

    Looking forward to seeing what others reply
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  6. KenKennedy

    KenKennedy Double-Digit Post Count

    A few of my PRs and 1RMs:
    • My TGU PR is 48kg, but I haven't tried a heavy one in a while. I repeated the feat several times and it was solid but very challenging each time.
    • That is also my 1RM for the bent press which I recently tested to verify that my next program would be appropriate, at least theoretically.
    • My kettlebell military press/clean and press 1RM is 40kg. I recently tested this to see the results of my last program and it was an "easy" 1RM. I didn't feel like I could do a second rep, but a few minutes later I felt like I could repeat the attempt.
    • I did nine 40kg kettlebell snatches (on each side) before I felt like they might get dangerous.
    I can't think of any other PRs or 1RMs that I have tested.
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  7. Northern Kettlebells

    Northern Kettlebells Triple-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    Weight: 83kg
    TGU: 48kg
    Deadlift: 237.5kg

    I haven't ever tested my max for squats and the heaviest I have gone is 120kg for sets of 5.

    Bench Press is a lift that I have never really done until a couple of weeks ago. I worked up to a heavy single at a slightly embarrassing 85kg
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  8. Provx

    Provx Double-Digit Post Count

    Weight 75kg
    Heaviest get up 40kg on both sides, heaviest bell i own at the moment. Dont do anythint barbell wise
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  9. Tjerr

    Tjerr Double-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    Weight: 82,5 kg
    TGU: 48
    Back Squat: 150
    Deadift: 175
    Bench: 100
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  10. Kyle Kowalczuk

    Kyle Kowalczuk Triple-Digit Post Count

    Very impressive that you can snatch your 1 rm press 9 times
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  11. BrianCF

    BrianCF More than 300 posts

    Weight 195.
    Getup 88 lb.
    Both hands.
    Coming down is worse than coming back up
    Don't deadlift heavy anymore. 3 years ago did 365, that was good enough for me.
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  12. Anna C

    Anna C More than 5000 posts Elite Certified Instructor

    Bodyweight 173 lb, Heaviest get-up 36kg, squat/bench/deadlift 1RMs in lbs are 260/155/315.

    Interesting idea of the get-up and bench being related as it definitely wasn't my experience. I did heavy get-ups for a few years even up to the 36kg, and couldn't bench press more than 80 lbs until I started training it.

    Incidentally am visiting my uncle, and was just telling him and demonstrating what a "Turkish Get-Up" is. He commented, "It sounds like something you wear." ROFL
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  13. banzaiengr

    banzaiengr Quadruple-Digit Post Count

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  14. Oscar

    Oscar Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Interesting that not many go above 40 kg, except a few exceptions.
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  15. Papa Georgio

    Papa Georgio Triple-Digit Post Count

    I can see where there can be some carryover between TGU and forms of pressing in some people.

    Not trying to open a can of worms here, but I put TGU practitioners in 2 categories. People who can lock their elbow out past center (in hyperextension), and people who can't. I've seen some small people do some pretty impressive loads on the TGU who could get their elbow locked out past center (they look a little double jointed). Don't get me wrong, its still impressive, because the TGU demands total body tension.

    For group of people who can't lock out past center, they have to activate their triceps way more, and TGU's become more of an effort. But, I believe this disadvantage turns into an advantage when it comes to tricep development & carryover to pressing.

    I have no scientific evidence. This is only my opinion from observation.
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  16. Glen

    Glen Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Bodyweight 83kg
    TGU 51KG both arms
    Squat 220 in comp
    Deadlift 235 in comp
    Bench 142kg
  17. Adam R Mundorf

    Adam R Mundorf More than 500 posts

    Bodyweight 77 kg
    Heaviest TGU 40kg

    Granted, I've never had the opportunity to try heavier. I haven't trained with barbells either.
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  18. Nate

    Nate Triple-Digit Post Count

    Part of 40 max could be limited access to large bells (most people dont combine kbs for larger weight). With more respondants, id actually expect the avg to come down to 32 since its the largest common bell. I very rarely see larger than 32 & without owning a 40, itd be my max by default.
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  19. Kevin Gupta

    Kevin Gupta Double-Digit Post Count

    I agree with your theory, months ago, I was able to do TGU with my 41kg friend at 69kg BW. My elbows are hyperextenting naturally, so my leverage was great. But my pressing power just sucks, my 1RM was 20kg in that time.
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  20. Shawn90

    Shawn90 More than 500 posts

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