Turkish Get-Up - Step One

In the first installment of our Turkish Get-Up series, we're going to be talking about what we call, "The Window." The Window is the space between your hip, your elbow, and your armpit. During the Get-Up, you want to open up that window, to make it as large as possible. You do this by lifting your ribs, pulling your shoulder blade down toward your hip, and pushing your hand through the floor. This will pull your torso into a twist, so your chest will face the side wall, not the ceiling. Imagine you are trying to push the bell through the ceiling and that someone is lifting your ribs from behind. Lengthen your spine, and hold that twist on the way down as well.