The Awesome New Getup That Will Give You Gladiator Abs

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

The Turkish getup builds total-body strength. But if you isolate a small portion of the movement—the beginning—you’ll really zero in on your abs and shoulders, says Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. He calls it the gladiator getup (check it out in the video above). Just like the standard version of the movement, you’ll lie on your back holding a kettlebell or dumbbell above one shoulder. Related: musclemorphosis.com Instead of standing up, however, you’ll go from a bridge to a top-foot-elevated side plank, and then hold that position. Gaddour recommends alternating reps for 10, 20...

The Turkish getup builds total-body strength.

But if you isolate a small portion of the movement—the beginning—you’ll really zero in on your abs and shoulders, says Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.

He calls it the gladiator getup (check it out in the video above). Just like the standard version of the movement, you’ll lie on your back holding a kettlebell or dumbbell above one shoulder.

Related: musclemorphosis.com

Instead of standing up, however, you’ll go from a bridge to a top-foot-elevated side plank, and then hold that position.

Gaddour recommends alternating reps for 10, 20, or even 30 minutes. Or you can mess around with the amount of time you hold the side plank. Start with 1 second, and slowly increase the time every rep.

Add it to your routine, and even Maximus will be jealous of your core.