If you’re in a hurry, or just don’t want to spend a lot of time on your warm-up at the gym, and you know how to do a Turkish Getup (TGU), then I’ve got a great option for you. It takes 3 minutes. I call it either the deconstructed TGU or the 3 stop TGU. It’s kind of cool that one rep of one exercise does such a great job of warming up your joints and your cardio respiratory system.
If you’re not familiar with the TGU, then instead of using this as a warmup, use it as practice for your getup.
Elsbeth Vaino, B.Sc., CSCS, is a personal trainer in Ottawa who is a big fan of efficiency.