Being able to get up an down off the floor, without using your hands and with ease, is a huge boon to a new parent.
Last week I wrote a post about one of my absolute favorite training flows: the Turkish get-up. And while I love it for a million reasons (go read the post!), I don’t think it’s necessarily the most practical if what you are really trying to do is simply learn to get up and down off the floor without using your hands.
Here are a few skills to practice to build your get-up skills.
3) Kneeling hip hinge to standing. The key here is to use your glutes (your butt muscles) to drive your hips into extension. Take advantage of your breath to stabilize yourself as you come up. Inhale to prepare, exhale to move. You can (and probably should) reset your breath between the discrete portions of this exercise.
Let me know how it goes! I wish you the strength and confidence to get off the ground with ease. Questions? Drop a comment or send me a message!
Nab your free copy of the Trimester-by-Trimester Guide to Pregnancy Exercise Modifications.
This guide contains my best and most up-to-date recommendations on prenatal exercise and modifying your movements for where you are in your pregnancy.
My mission is to make sure that having a baby is not a reason why you can’t do all the things.
✨If you have questions about exercise or pelvic health pertaining to pregnancy or postpartum.
✨If you’re local (Seattle’s Eastside: Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland and surrounding areas) and interested in working with me on a custom personal training plan.
✨If you’d like help finding a qualified pregnancy or postpartum personal trainer near you.