Article - The Turkish Get Up
This article by Chip Conrad is featured in our newsletter going out today and I wanted to make everyone aware of it.
This thread is also the official feedback/Q & A thread!
For the FULL article (included pics and videos), see the following link - Wannabebig Serious About Muscle Newsletter - September 16th
Any strength den off the beaten path knows about this move. Gyms that subscribe to strength and performance first, where Kettlebells and bumper plates are ubiquitous but searching for a machine of any sort would prove fruitless. Where iron trumps fluff and the ‘smoothie bar’ is a water cooler hiding in the corner, these gyms know about the Turkish Get Up.
It was staple amongst the Physical Culture in counties a bit more to the East of ours, particularly amongst wrestlers and hand balancers about a century ago. But it proved to be hard work, and so, like a collection of great lifts that lost popularity, they all but disappeared in the commercial fitness market because they’re hard to sell.