Turkish get ups are GREAT for:
– building a strong core
– shoulder mobility + stability
– hip mobility + stability
And MUCH more.
But a lot of people have problems getting the form.
What I recommend to help, is to break down the movement into parts.
So (be sure to both read the breakdown below AND watch the video a few times):
Part 1 = Roll to the side, pull the ‘bell to the body, roll to the back, punch towards the ceiling
Part 2 = Opposite arm, leg go out at 45 degrees
Part 3 = Roll to the elbow, then hand. It’s NOT a sit up!
Part 4 = Foot sweep
Part 5 = Get set, get tight, stand up!
Then, all you need to do is reverse the motion to get back down.
(There are a few tips in the video to help with this part of the movement as well – again, be sure to review a few times to get all the important points)
Breaking the Turkish Get Up down into PARTS – as outlined in today’s video – is what helped me to finally “get” the exercise. I hope it does the same for you!
To your success –
– Forest Vance
Certified Kettlebell Instructor
Master of Science, Human Movement
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