The Turkish get-up is "a challenging and rewarding exercise with numerous benefits for strength, balance, stability, motor control, and mobility," said Corey Degenstein, NASM-certified personal trainer and CrossFit kettlebell coach. It'll work your glutes as well as your core and is a "fantastic exercise for people of all fitness levels," Corey said.
- Begin lying on your back with your right arm pointing toward the ceiling and your right knee bent. Your left arm should be out to the side and a little lower than your shoulder.
- Keep your eyes on your right hand, and come to sitting without lowering your right arm. Lean onto your left hand to prepare you for your next move.
- Press down into your left hand to lift your pelvis off the ground. Keep your eyes trained on your right hand.
- Shoot your left leg backward, putting weight on your left knee, which you should place directly under your left hip. Your arms should be in a straight line with your left hand on the floor and right hand toward the ceiling. You are bent to the left, but your eyes will still be focusing on the right hand.
- Push off the floor with your left hand, so your torso is upright. Keep looking up at your right hand.
- Come to standing. Bring your left leg forward to meet the right.
- Reverse the sequence to return to the starting position on the floor. This counts as one rep.