When it comes to training for maximal benefit per unit of time, you’ll always be hard pressed to find a better solution than utilizing kettlebells. Hopefully everyone knows by now that in order to transform your body composition, one must strength train. Additionally, the use of high intensity intervals while strength training (or call it resistance training if you prefer) creates a metabolic situation that is very favorable to stimulating change for your body. Of course, you still have to do the work in the kitchen and not eat like a cheeseball.
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Why do we love the Turkish Get-Up so much? Well, what’s not to love about them? They not only enhance total body mobility, but they strengthen ranges of motion that are oftentimes neglected in traditional strength training. When performing a Turkish Get-Up, think of it as doing an isometric press, glute bridge, reverse lunge, tricep extension, and diagonal sit-up. You could argue more movements that are blended into that, but I think you get my point. There isn’t much of the human body that the turkish get-up just doesn’t touch.
Furthermore, the Turkish Get-Up gives you a strength goal to always pursue, and the workout provided will always give you a new challenge despite the format and exercises never changing. How does this happen? Because you’ll always be striving to be able to perform heavier Turkish Get-Ups within this workout, while also striving to perform the workout more efficiently.
To see a Turkish Get-Up being performed, click HERE.
Kettlebell swings are the most common and popular kettlebell training exercise known to man. Just because this movement is common and usually the first exercise anyone learns when using kettlebells, doesn’t mean it’s just for beginners. There’s a reason you see some of the strongest people on the planet swinging kettlebells. They have a multitude of benefits ranging from glute, hamstring, low back, and trunk musculature development, and depending upon how you use them, can be incredible for developing total body power and high levels of conditioning.
To see a kettlebell swing performed, click HERE.
The format of this workout is quite simple. In my kettlebell coaching group, famously known as The Kettlebell Collective, we do some fashion of this workout once per week. It’s a love-hate relationship, but every time someone is exposed to this workout they are challenged more than they thought they’d be, they aren’t very sore the next day, and they can’t help themselves but want to get really strong in these movements and the workout in general. So, without further ado here it is:
Turkish Get-Up x 1 each side
Kettlebell Swings x 10
*You have 90 seconds to complete a round, and you use the rest of the time left of the 90 seconds to rest when you’re finished. Then, you repeat. This workout only takes 15 minutes and goes by in the blink of an eye.
Enjoy, and let’s hear how you did!