How to: Kettlebell Turkish get-up

Olivia Tyler Olivia Tyler Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager
The Turkish get-up develops strength all along your spine and stability in your shoulder.

This is an advanced kettlebell exercise, so have a go at perfecting the movement with just your bodyweight before you attempt it with a kettlebell.

What you'll need: a kettlebell

How to do a kettlebell Turkish get-up

  • Lie on your side with your knees bent and grab hold of the kettlebell with the hand that is on the floor
  • Roll onto your back, keeping your knees bent and push the kettlebell up into the air above your shoulder. Stretch your other arm out to your side on the floor
  • Drive up into a sit up, using the hand that's on the floor to help, keeping the kettlebell straight up in the air
  • Raise your hips off the floor and bring the knee of the leg that's on the opposite side of your body to the kettlebell behind you so you are kneeling
  • From here, drive up into a low lunge and then stand up - keeping the kettlebell up in the air at all times
  • Lower the knee of the leg that's on the opposite side of your body to the kettlebell to the ground and put your free hand on the ground
  • Straighten the leg that you're kneeling on out in front of you and then sit down
  • Lie down and, with control, lower the kettlebell back to the ground and roll onto your side with your knees bent

Last updated Tuesday 28 April 2020