Not everyone can use the Turkish Get Up to press another human overhead. But everyone can learn the proper technique for doing a Turkish Get Up with a kettlebell.
Recently GSX Athletics hosted kettlebell expert Jeff Martone for a two day seminar. The crew from CrossFit Again Faster was there to catch some of the action. Jeff takes us through the kettlebell Turkish Get Up step by step and corrects the common errors made by some of the seminar participants.
Jeff emphasizes the importance of using two hands to pick up and set down the kettlebell for safety reasons. Before getting up, the chest should be open and the shoulders back and down. The wrist should be straight and perpendicular to the floor. The kettlebell should then be pressed straight up. “Nice and easy,” said Jeff. “Nothing to it.”