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The Turkish Get-up

Great exercise for the total body that develops shoulder stability and the muscles of the core. The Get-up is broken down into a number of steps but don't let that overwhelm you.

  • Use both hands to lift the kettlebell off the ground to the starting position of the floor press and return the free hand to the ground
  • The wrist on the kettlebell side stays neutral
  • The elbow on the kettlebell side is locked and the shoulder is packed
  • The shoulder of the free arm does not shrug up
  • The heel of the foot on the kettlebell side stays planted durning the low sweep, the lunge up to the standing, and the reverse of these actions
  • The knee touches the floor softly on the descent into the half kneeling position
  • The arm holding the kettlebell is vertical or almost vertical
  • The neck is neutral for the top half of the movement, from the lunge up
  • In the top position the knees are locked and the lower back does not hyperextend