Today's Fitness Friday features the Full Turkish Get Up.
About the Full Turkish Get Up
The Full Turkish Get Up is a total body exercise that targets core strength and mobility.
This complex movement builds shoulder muscles, and all round strength and conditioning.
- Lie on your back on the floor and hold a dumbbell or kettlebell in one hand with your arm fully extended above your chest. Bend the knee of the same side to a 90-degree angle.
- Start by lifting the dumbbell to the sky, and crunching onto your opposite elbow. Keep the elbow of the arm holding the dumbbell locked out.
- Hike your hips in the air and sweep the straight leg underneath the body, stepping back and settling onto your knee.
- Shift the weight away from your hand and onto your knee and front foot as you bring your torso upright. Push to a standing position, keeping the dumbbell lifted the entire time. Lower slowly back to the ground.