Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Exercise of the Day: Kettlebell Turkish Get-Up

Many people become lost in only exercising isolated muscle groups. The body is one unit, fitted with multiple joints, that we need to exercise together in order to keep the body in peak shape. One of the best exercises to work the entire body is the Turkish Get-Up.

The Turkish Get-Up trains your coordination, strength, posture, core, and stability all at once. Because there are so many aspects to this exercise, it is important to pay attention that you do the entire exercise properly, or you will improperly train your body!



1-Begin lying on the ground, face up, one kettlebell in your right hand, extended directly over your right shoulder.

2-Bend your right knee and bring your right foot back near your hip and press your left hand into the ground. Use your right foot and left hand to start lifting your torso off the ground.

3-Bring your left leg back behind you, coming into a lunge. Be sure that you are keeping the kettlebell extended directly over your right shoulder.

4-Come out of the lunge, standing straight up, the kettlebell still extended over your right shoulder.

5-Return back into the lunge, and then place your left hand on the ground as you bring your left leg back forward in front of you.

6-Return to the ground, laying face up, the kettlebell extended over your right shoulder.

Do 10 repetitions with the kettlebell in your right hand, then switch sides, doing the same action with the kettlebell in your left hand.

If a kettlebell is unavailable to you, try the exercise with a dumbbell. You can challenge your stability and coordination without any weight at all, so try the Turkish Get-Up today!

ENJOY!!

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