My Three Favorite Blog Posts About The Turkish Get-Up


The Turkish Get-Up is a fantastic movement that, in my book of programming, is very useful and a daily essential for all ages.

For adults, the get-up is important because it brings us back to the ground.  As adults we don’t spend enough time doing groundwork, and getting up and down from the ground. Subsequently, we can lose ease with this skill and even lose it completely if we do not practice enough groundwork.

In addition, the get-up is a movement that simultaneously promotes both mobility and stability and takes us through multiple planes of motion by using several functional movement patterns, (such as the hip roll i.e. rolling, hip hinge, drop step lunge, etc.), that we have as humans.

Some people will train the full get-up loaded, others may never load it, and others may only train certain portions of it unloaded and/or loaded. You can break it up according to skill level, age, and generally what is appropriate for an individual given their injury and exercise history.

The get-up takes a lot of coordination and can be very challenging for some people, therefore, it is extremely important to learn all of the pieces of the get-up first before adding weight.

Below are three of my favorite blog posts that I wrote in the past about the Turkish get-up. One includes seven tips to help you train a safe Turkish get-up, one provides with you instruction to advance your get-up to a tactical or double kettlebell get-up, and one that is a get-up and one hand swing workout.

  1. Seven Training Tips For A Safe Turkish Get-Up
  2. The Turkish Get-up: No Hands?? NO PROBLEM!
  3. Improve your Get-up = Improve your One Hand Swing

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I offer both group and individual monthly training subscriptions, as well as single sell programs, including the “Kettlebell Crusher” program. The “Kettlebell Crusher” program includes ample get-up practice, including a training day with a variation of the get-up and one hand swing workout linked above. The “Kettlebell Crusher” program is available for purchase for a limited time only through February 18, 2017. Details below… Purchase the program HERE or sign up for group or individual online training HERE.


My very own “Kettlebell Crusher” online training program is now available for purchase on for a LIMITED time ONLY through this Saturday February 18, 2017.

After February 18, 2017, my “Kettlebell Crusher” online training program will be available ONLY to Iron Body Training Systems premium online training group members via their monthly online training subscription on

The Kettlebell Crusher program is an 8-week program that includes four 60-minute workouts per week – that’s a total of 32 workouts!

The program is appropriate for intermediate to expert level kettlebell training enthusiasts and coaches.

Weekly Workouts Include:

  • Interactive online support via a private Facebook group;
  • A mobility warm-up that incorporates the Original Strength System, *CARs (Controlled Articular Rotations), and general mobility drills;
  • Turkish get-up practice;
  • Programming to increase pull-up and press strength;
  • Single and double kettlebell work including complexes and chains (with the option to train single bell if you are not ready for double bell work yet);
  • Daily kettlebell swing or snatch metabolic finisher.
  • …and much more!

This program will turn you into a strong and lean kettlebell crushing machine!

Purchase the program HERE.

After you purchase the program I will add you to my private online training Facebook group for support.

I look forward to training with you!


*CARs: The Functional Range Conditioning definition according to  Dr. Andreo Spina is Active, rotational movements at the outer limits of articular motion.

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