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The Turkish Get-Up is a monster of a movement.

By simply standing up from a lying supine position with a dumbbell in your hand, you challenge your body in some very unique ways.

Mike Boyle, co-founder of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, calls it "probably the best total body core exercise you can do."

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The Turkish Get-Up is a monster of a movement.

By simply standing up from a lying supine position with a dumbbell in your hand, you challenge your body in some very unique ways.

Mike Boyle, co-founder of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, calls it "probably the best total body core exercise you can do."

It's well-deserving of a spot in your ab workout.

Few exercises work as many athletic attributes at one time as the Turkish Get-Up: glute stability, shoulder mobility/stabilization, hip mobility, torso rotation, core strength, balance and muscular endurance.

If you're lagging in any of these areas, the Turkish Get-Up will reveal it. 

When the exercise is completed, you'll have used a wide array of muscles in your legs, hips, abs, back, chest and shoulders, making it one of the most effective total body core exercises in existence. 

It's why performing just three reps on each side can be enough to get your heart pounding. 

But keep in mind that deliberate and controlled is much better than rushed and chaotic with this move. 

Form is everything with the Turkish Get-Up, so click here for a detailed explanation of its proper execution.


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