Although it can be a bit confusing at first, the get up is perfect for beginners to advanced lifters.
What are some of the benefits?
- It builds stability and strength throughout our bodies
- It is a fundamental exercise that is great for assessing one’s ability to press overhead.
- It will develop stability in the shoulder, through multiple planes of motion.
How To Do A Turkish Get Up With A Kettlebell
Lying on your back, arm locked out, eyes on the kettlebell. Bend the knee on the same side as the kettlebell and place the opposite arm out at 45 degrees
2. Roll to Elbow
Using a strong grip, roll towards the support arm and brace yourself with the opposite elbow. Reposition up onto the hand.
3. Hips High
Both arms straight, eyes on the bell, drive through the bent leg and drive your hips up toward the ceiling.
4. Sneak the Leg
Reposition the straight leg back under your hips
5. Lunge position
Sit up tall, while maintaining integrity throughout the arm, shoulder and spine.
Stomp through the front foot and stand up tall
To return to the floor, simply step back into a lunge and reverse the steps listed above. The get up exercise is great for anyone looking to build stability and strength throughout their hips, core and shoulders. These are perfect for new lifters and athletes alike. Once the technique is grooved, we can start to increase the load and start working on other get up varieties.
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