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The Mostest Important Exercise

When I first got started with kettlebells I did so in an attempt to fix two very achy shoulders.  After years of heavy bench presses left my shoulders completely wrecked.  I couldn’t sleep through the night without waking up with pain.

Rather than going to physical therapy, I decided to fix them myself…I don’t condone these actions anymore but I was young and stupid.  Fortunately for me, I did find kettlebell training and successfully saved my shoulders after only a month of Turkish Get-Ups and swings.

All pain was gone and I had fixed my shoulder stability by only doing get-ups and swings.  Pretty damn amazing if you ask me.  Since then I have always incorporated get-ups into my warmup and strength training routines.

So why should you do get-ups?

When it comes to exercises with carry over to multiple other exercises, the Turkish Get-Up is hands down the winner. Simultaneously strengthening the shoulder, abs, glutes, quads, grip, etc., essentially working every muscle in your body…particularly when done HEAVY.

The problem with heavy is that you need your technique to be on point or the movement can get hairy, pretty quickly.

To get the most out of the get-up, you must become more proficient in the following 3 common problems…

1. Roll to elbow…

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2. Triangle base…

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3. Hand to ground…

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We can all stand to improve our get-ups, even me, so check out the videos below to help clean up your form…

1. Roll to Elbow Fix…

2. Triangle Base Fix…

3. Hand to Ground Fix…

Keep pushing your get-up weight heavier and watch as every other exercise becomes easier.