Move of the Week: Turkish Get-up

Are you finishing too quickly? Here’s why you shouldn’t — when it comes to this move.

THE MOVE: Turkish Get-up


MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core and corrective; abs, shoulders, legs.

WHY DO IT: The Turkish Get-up is a complex, full-body movement that many people get wrong, simply because there are so many parts to begin with! Often times people will rush through it without actually owning each position, which defeats the purpose of the exercise entirely.

The Turkish Get-up is about slowly and deliberately getting up from the floor and emphasizing each position necessary to do so. The exercise can be broken down into 5 simple steps, which Jeff and Dan go through in the video above. Watch it now to learn these steps and tips for getting the Turkish Get-up right!

HOW TO DO IT: The Turkish Get-up is best utilized at the beginning of a workout or as part of a warm-up. It’s a versatile movement, and you don’t have to do the entire sequence from the get-go. You can break it down and focus on fewer steps before making it more complex and moving on to the full version. We’d recommend using this move for 2-3 sets of 3 reps per side. Give this a shot and let us know what you think on Twitter or Instagram @halevylife !