The Double Kettlebell Get-Up

Two Kettle Get up Last month I introduced you to one of my favorite exercises, The Turkish Get-Up.

In today’s video, I attempt a new feat of strength–performing the Turkish get-up with two kettlebells in one hand–The Double Kettlebell Get-Up.

Just holding on to both kettlebells at the same time is a challenge in its own right!

The combined weight of the two Kettlebells is 70 pounds. I weigh around 165 pounds, so it’s not quite half of my body weight. I’d love to eventually build up to doing a get-up with my entire body weight!

There’s always a new challenge out there–don’t get complacent with your workouts!
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdDGh0pku2A

8 thoughts on “The Double Kettlebell Get-Up

  • By Matt -

    Nice one, Al!

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  • By Sandy Sommer, RKC -

    Nice show of strength but the risk reward is far too great for most folks IMHO. I like the TGU, especially as a movement pattern, and I can be done well without much weight. I like to do it was a warm up with my 16 or 24 kg kettlebell. Nice effort though.

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Thanks, Matt!

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Thanks for checking out my site, Sandy. I agree that the TGU is not for everyone, but I think it is safe and effective for the intermediate to advanced fitness enthusiast (assuming they are healthy and injury-free). Though I wouldn't recommend going for a max effort until you are very experienced with the lift.

    Thanks for your input!

  • By Sandy Sommer, RKC -

    Nice show of strength but the risk reward is far too great for most folks IMHO. I like the TGU, especially as a movement pattern, and I can be done well without much weight. I like to do it was a warm up with my 16 or 24 kg kettlebell. Nice effort though.

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Thanks, Matt!

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Thanks for checking out my site, Sandy. I agree that the TGU is not for everyone, but I think it is safe and effective for the intermediate to advanced fitness enthusiast (assuming they are healthy and injury-free). Though I wouldn't recommend going for a max effort until you are very experienced with the lift.

    Thanks for your input!

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