The Best Full Body Exercise You Can Do Anywhere

My clients and boot campers love this exercise! Well, I use the word love with a twinkle in my eye because they all know when it comes down to doing them they are just plain hard. The thing is, everyone who “loves”,  i.e. hates,  them also knows that the TGU is a great, full body (particularly for the core) exercise.

Yep, I’m talking about Turkish Get Ups!  Get Ups are a great exercise to do if you are really short on time and you can only do one thing. They can be done at home or in the gym.

Here’s how you can do them: 

  • Add some weight in your hand and do 1 minute on each side. 
  • They can also be put in the middle of a circuit which might look something like this:

8-10 reps on each side for 8 minutes

A1 Three Point Row

A2 Standing Single Arm Cable Press

A3 Turkish Get Up

Give it a try.  In the example I use a dumbbell, but you can use a kettlebell, a milk jug filled with water or no weight at all!

In good health,


p.s. I don’t know why they are “Turkish” because the exercise wasn’t developed by a Turk. If anyone  has the answer, please feel free to comment!


Turkish get up    Turkish Get Up still shotHit the link to see it in action