Kettlebell Turkish Get Up (Squat style)

Kettlebell Turkish Get Up (Squat style)

The Kettlebell Turkish Get Up (Squat style) is a dynamic and challenging exercise that targets multiple muscles groups, improves overall strength, and enhances stability and flexibility. This exercise is a variation of the traditional Turkish Get Up, which adds an extra squat movement to increase the intensity and effectiveness of the workout. The Kettlebell Turkish Get Up (Squat style) primarily engages the core muscles, including the abdominals, obliques, and lower back. It also targets the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, inner thighs, and shoulders. By incorporating this exercise into your routine, you can develop functional strength and improve your ability to perform everyday tasks with ease. In addition to strength gains, the Kettlebell Turkish Get Up (Squat style) offers numerous benefits. It helps improve balance and coordination, as it requires a high degree of stability, especially during the transitional phases of the movement. Moreover, it enhances mobility and flexibility through the full range of motion involved in the exercise, particularly in the hips and shoulders. To reap the full benefits of the Kettlebell Turkish Get Up (Squat style) exercise, it is important to focus on maintaining proper form and technique throughout each step of the movement. Since it is a complex exercise that involves multiple joints and muscle groups, start with a lighter kettlebell, gradually increasing the weight as you become more comfortable and confident with the exercise. Always remember to warm up before attempting this exercise and listen to your body. If you experience any pain or discomfort, it is advisable to seek guidance from a fitness professional to ensure you are performing the movement correctly and safely. Incorporating the Kettlebell Turkish Get Up (Squat style) into your fitness routine can be a fun and challenging way to enhance your overall strength, stability, and flexibility.


  • Start by lying on your back with your legs straight and your kettlebell resting on the floor beside you.
  • Bend your right knee and place your right foot flat on the floor.
  • Extend your left arm straight up towards the ceiling, holding the kettlebell.
  • Roll onto your left side and prop yourself up onto your left elbow.
  • Push off with your left hand and lift your torso off the ground, coming into a seated position while keeping the kettlebell extended overhead.
  • Next, shift your weight onto your right hand and lift your hips off the ground, extending your right leg straight out in front of you.
  • Keep your left arm extended overhead and your gaze fixed on the kettlebell.
  • Swing your left leg back and kneel on your right knee, bringing your left leg into a lunge position.
  • Push through your right foot and stand up, keeping the kettlebell extended overhead.
  • Reverse the movement by stepping back with your left leg into a lunge position, then lowering your torso and hips down towards the ground.
  • Lower yourself back down to the seated position and then to the lying position, all while keeping the kettlebell extended overhead.
  • Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions, then switch sides.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on maintaining a strong core throughout the movement to stabilize your body.
  • Start with a lighter weight kettlebell to ensure proper form and technique before progressing to heavier weights.
  • Engage your glutes and hamstrings as you rise from the kneeling position, using them to drive your body upwards.
  • Keep your shoulder packed and create tension in your lats to provide stability and support during the exercise.
  • Pay attention to your foot placement and ensure that you have a stable base throughout the movement.
  • Practice the movement slowly and with control to ensure proper muscle activation and reduce the risk of injury.
  • As you progress, aim to increase the weight of the kettlebell gradually to continually challenge your strength and stability.
  • Include mobility exercises and stretches for your hips, shoulders, and thoracic spine to improve your range of motion for the exercise.
  • Maintain a steady breathing pattern throughout the movement, exhaling during the most challenging parts of the exercise.
  • Consider working with a qualified trainer to receive personalized guidance and feedback on your technique.


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