Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Turkish Get Up Challenge in Grand Rapids

The 4th of July and I felt like doing something I hadn't ever done before. Sometimes you need to do something different in your workout to keep things interesting.

One of my favorite exercises is the Turkish get up. It works a lot of things, but number one it teaches body tension. How to make your body "stiff" to lift a load overhead. It's tremendous for athletes.

So I wanted to see how long it would take me to do 50 reps. It took me 22 minutes. It left me huffing and puffing and in a pool of sweat! It's also a great conditioning tool. I used a 20K dumbell. Have fun and see what you can do.

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