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[12 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
TRANSLATING THE TURKISH GET-UP

This unorthodox exercise will help you not only build towering delts but also boost your overall body strength

By: Sean Waxman, CSCS

Sure, it has an odd name. But what the Turkish get-up may lack in creative panache, it more than makes up for in effectiveness. This total-body strength move first made fashionable by old-time strongmen – you know, the ones you’ve seen in black-and-white photos with unitards and handlebar mustaches – is being resurrected by today’s powerlifters, weightlifters and even disciples of CrossFit training for its ability to build freakish strength …