It is believed that ancient wrestlers in what is now Turkey invented the get up to prepare for their grueling competitions.
Sadly, it is an exercise often neglected or dismissed by people who do not understand how to do it, or what it can do for the body.
However, it is unbelievable move for overall mobility and stability of the core, shoulders, and hips.
No other single exercise can do all of this.
And that’s why if you’re NOT doing get ups now, you need to start, ASAP!
Check out today’s video – you’ll see the whole movement at speed, and then broken down into steps:
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.
This is obviously a quick overview, but it is a good intro to the move, and a start.
For more in-depth instruction, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Kettlebell Training.
You’ll learn the basics of the safe and effective KB training. You’ll also get a sample workout to hone your skills.
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To your success!
– Forest Vance, MS
Certified Kettlebell Instructor