Benefit of an Irish Get Up

AKA Kneel to Standing Get Up

  1. Starting Position: Begin standing with feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Step Back into a Lunge: Step back with one foot and lower into a lunge, bringing the knee of the back leg down to touch the ground.
  3. Kneel Down with the Other Leg: Bring your other knee down to the ground so you are in a kneeling position with both knees on the ground.
  4. Stand Up: Step forward with one foot, rising to a lunge position, and then bring the other foot forward to return to a standing position.

This exercise focuses on several aspects of fitness:

  • Lower Body Strength: It targets the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings, similar to lunges and squats.
  • Core Stability: Maintaining balance and posture during the movement engages the core muscles.
  • Balance and Coordination: The movement requires coordination and balance, especially when moving from kneeling to standing.
  • Flexibility: The exercise can help improve flexibility in the hip flexors and leg muscles.


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