The Turkish Get Up

Updated: Jan 10

DO THE THING & YOU SHALL HAVE THE POWER - Ralph Emerson


Legend has it that when old-time strongmen were asked to take on an apprentice, they would show their applicant a single movement: the get-up, also known as a Turkish get-up. The teacher would instruct the apprentice to come back when the applicant was able to perform it with 100 pounds. Then the real training would begin.


The Turkish Get-Up is the ultimate slow lift, requiring special intention & attention to movement strategy. It teaches a lifter how to manipulate their body around an object, how to remain patient and deliberate in movement strategy. Additionally it requires tremendous stability through multi-planar movement. For good reason, the Turkish Get Up should be made part of your training program.



A total of 5 repetitions per side is all you need to awaken your senses and promote stability, mobility, balance & strength.


TRAINING GOAL: Perform 5 Unbroken Turkish Get Ups with 25% Bodyweight


How can you make rapid progress? Try this simple workout:

Select a weight you can comfortably perform 5 unbroken Turkish-Get Ups with.
Every Minute On The Minute perform 1 Turkish-Get Up alternating arms every minute.
Perform 10 total repetitions on each arm.

To help you understand & learn the TGU Movement we have put together 3 resources for you to review:


Turkish Get-Up RESOURCES


The Forgotten Benefits Of The Get-Up

The Turkish Get-Up: A Clinical Perspective

The Kettlebell Kings: Turkish Get-Up Tutorial


TIME SPENT IN THE TURKISH GET-UP IS TIME WELL SPENT

 

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