Turkish Get Ups


Check out some of the benefits of the Turkish Get up! I’ve attached an interesting read that shows the correlation with babies developing their crawl and the TGU.


  1. Promotes cross lateralization (getting right brain to work with left side)

  2. Promotes upper body stability

  3. Promotes lower body stability

  4. Promotes reflexive stability of the trunk and extremities

  5. Ties the right arm to the left leg, and left arm to the right leg

  6. Gets the upper extremities working reciprocally (legs, too)

  7. Stimulates the vestibular system (one of three senses that contributes to balance)

  8. Stimulates the visual system (second of three senses that contributes to balance)

  9. Stimulates the proprioception system (third sense that contributes to balance)

  10. Promotes spatial awareness

  11. Develops a front/back weight shift

  12. Develops upper body strength, trunks strength, and hip strength


Workout of the Day

A.) Strict Press 5x5 Across
B.) For Quality:

50 Alt. Turkish Get Ups 

-25 Reps Light

-15 Reps Moderate 

-10 Reps AHAP