Turkish Get Ups and Squats

Recently I have started a new venture towards a big goal, for me anyway.

Up until a few years ago squatting to me meant a barbell pulled onto my back and pushing upwards of 200kg on a session. These days I’m focussing on a different strength squat, that of the double kettlebell front squat. Whilst my aim of a double 40kg front squat is way below my 200kg back squat, it is a totally different strength that is required to hold onto two large bells on the front on ones shoulders.
I have a 16-20 week progressive plan that aims to get me to this goal from my current level. If you would like to peruse the plan, just ask. You may see identify any flaws or cautions that I’ve missed or overlooked!

Anyway, todays simple session commences with the usual Original Strength prep followed by some work with the Turkish Get Up to load me up a little whilst opening up my hips. I do like to use a chalk and cheese approach when I’m squatting to ensure I am well mobilised and activated.

The main Squat routine is a basic 1-5 ladder with double 24s followed at this stage with double 28s for 4 rounds of a 1 and 2 rep ladder.

The aim of the session at this stage is to get used to maintaining form over short rep sets before slowing increasing the reps with ladders to 5 reps. Once I can comfortably 5 rep the 28s I move up the 32s.

Here’s the video:

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