The 7 Secrets of the Turkish Getup
When people first hear of the “Turkish getup”, their first reaction is to chuckle. Then they try the exercise. No one chuckles after that—at least not if they do it right. At its core, the Turkish getup is a super-simple movement: You lie on your back, holding a kettlebell or dumbbell above one shoulder. Then you simply standup, while keeping the weight above you at all times. This not only helps build total-body strength—including your core—it’s also a great way to torch calories. But as simple as it sounds, there are plenty hard-to-notice details that can help you get the most out of this move. So watch the above video to learn the 7 Steps of the Turkish Getup. As fitness expert David Jack says: “Get this exercise right, and it will do amazing things for your body.” (A good place to start: Do 3 reps—or “getups”—with each arm; rest 60 seconds, and repeat one more time.)
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