The Turkish Get Up
The Turkish Get Up is an amazing all over body workout. One move over and over and you will work every single muscle in your body. Do it for a while and you will get your cardio with it. I love teaching the Get Up and when people ask what muscles it works I have them do it several times. They immediately feel it everywhere. In order to go from the starting position (lying down) to the first stage (sitting) you must engage your core. To do the high hips you must engage your core and butt. This move is great because it opens your hips and most Americans have such tight restricted hips (a big cause of lower back pain). To get off the floor you need to use your entire leg. As you may have noticed, your arm is always engaged as you have to keep the bell over your head. One aspect of fitness you will get that most exercises don’t include is balance. You have to keep your entire body tight and balanced in order to not fall over. Having the bell over your head makes you stay in control.
I love doing this exercise for one minute then alternating with one minute of swings. It’s a basic exercise drill that gives you strength, stability, endurance, cardio and the feeling that you can take on the world.
Yours In Health!