Increase your abdominal muscle training with this challenging, multi-part movement that puts your balance and body control under strain.
Men's Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., takes the time to work through the progress of the Turkish Getup exercise. Not only is it able to seamlessly move from scratch when it's time for the full version of the train. He takes a more targeted approach with a segmented approach on the shoulders, forearms and core.
One of the most important aspects of this version of the Turkish Getup is the way you hold the kettlebell. Instead of keeping the weight down, you should hold the handle with the weight up ("Bottoms Up" position). "Shoulder, elbow and wrist need to work together to balance this bell," says Samuel. "They do this by constantly applying force straight up, no matter what position I'm in during the get-up."
To complete the Turkish Getup Challenge, you need a kettlebell and some space to spread out on the ground. If you do not have a kettlebell on hand, you can try this option from Onnit. This is progress. So you'll do each section in turn and add the next step as you continue.