Fit Tip #12 – Do Turkish Get-Ups
Don’t just stick with these for just warm-ups, though! Add on some weight and you’ll get a serious workout. You’ll work your abs, core, legs and shoulders in this one movement, and all at once, so you’re improving functional fitness and movement patterns. I would say the weight should be light enough that your shoulder can hold it up without compromising form or feeling like you’re hurting your shoulder joint in any way; it should be heavy enough that it makes it hard to get up off the floor. These are also an amazing core workout, requiring a lot of stability and balance.
As Geoff Nupert writes in his article, The Ultimate Guide to the Turkish Get-Up,“Why is getting up off the ground with a weight in your hand so special? To pick just one reason, performing a heavy get-up correctly and safely requires you to “lock” your ribcage to your pelvis by way of your abs.”