Odd Position Strength 01:46

Odd-Position Strength is the ability to generate force from a VARIETY of different postures or positions while maintaining integrity. Many sporting activities and life tasks demand the body to move through odd-positions. The tissues of the body must be able to tolerate these demands while the motor system must be intelligent enough to navigate through odd-positions safely and effectively. When training in odd-positions while under load, it's important to
  • initiate movement from the hips
  • maintain length in the spine
  • transition through postures smoothly (with Rhythm and Timing)
  • practice the movement unloaded or with very light load initially
  • start with slow speeds before progressing to faster motion
An example of developing Odd-Position strength is the Turkish Get Up