The Turkish Get Up

By February 3, 2017Stuff We Like
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After our all video post last week, we’re going back to covering just one theme, and this week that’s concentrating on just one exercise, the Turkish Get Up. We’ve only mentioned this glorious exercise once before on our blog (go back and read that post here) and so we thought it time to give this truly excellent exercise a little more love.

There’s going to be a lot of people here explaining how to do the Turkish Get Up, variations of the exercise and reasoning as to why to perform this exercise. Why more than one source? You shouldn’t have to ask!

Dean Somerset writing for T-Nation back in 2014, letting us know the basics of what the Turkish Get Up (TGU) is, why should do them, a solid step-by-step guide on how to perform them and then some further considerations. Worth the read.

You can read Dean’s take on the TGU here.

Andrew Pautler writing for Robertson Training Systems with an even more detailed step-by-step guide of how to go through the Turkish Get Up.

You can read Andrew’s thoughts here.

To polish off your technique, here’s a great video from Zach Even explaining how to perform the Turkish Get Up.

Watch Zach here.

Now you now what you’re supposed to be doing, Greg Robins (writing for Eric Cressey’s site) goes through six of the more common techniques mistakes he sees when working with clients performing the TGU.

Read what Greg has to say here.

Eric Cressey one more time, with a Strength Exercise of the Week post from back in 2013 for a variation on the standard Get Up. The 1-arm Bottoms-up Kettlebell Turkish Get-Up will seriously tax your ability to move properly while performing this exercise. Well worth adding to your workout on occasion.

You can read the short post and watch a demonstration video here.