Getting up without hands is an ability everyone should obtain and retain, especially as they get older. The video above demonstrates 7 get down and get up variations and according to my research, the most variations put together in one video/article.
How can I stand up from the floor without hands?
Here are 7 no hands get up variations that I put together to demonstrate how to get up from the floor without using your hands:
- Hindu Get Up
- Tailor Get Up
- Knee Jump Get Up
- Deck Squat Get Up
- Shin Box Get Up
- Lunge Get Up
- Pistol Get Up
- Curtsy Get Up (not filmed yet)
Training any of these is something everyone should do for plenty of reasons. It’s especially great for MMA/BJJ fighters and can also be used as drills for warming up.
How many can you do?
Here is a variation of the Hindu squat with kettlebells overhead. You should learn the bodyweight Hindu squat before the Hindu get up.
Deck Squat Variation
Here is a deck squat variation as a combo with a kettlebell. The kettlebell is actually great to provide counterbalance that can be used to make it easier to get up.
Kettlebell Shin Box Get Up
Here is a variation of the shin box get up with kettlebells which adds load to the movement.
Here is a very old video of a pistol squat progression which you should use to learn the pistol squat before the pistol get up.