Begin in a supinated position with a weighted object supported by one arm directly over your body. Stand up any way you'd like until your knees and hips are fully extended and the object is overhead. The arm supporting the weighted object must stay locked out the entire time. Return to the supinated position. Most commonly kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells are used.

CrossFit Journal Articles

  • The Moves
    The CrossFit movements are functional, full-body movements that generate a great deal of power, and virtuosity in these movements requires instruction, practice and refinement. The movements are tremendously effective for producing fitness, but they are c
  • The Turkish Get-up Part 1
    The Turkish get-up (TGU) is an outstanding exercise that develops strength, flexibility, and stability throughout the entire body. It has especially proven itself as an excellent prehabilitation and rehabilitation exercise for the shoulders.
  • The Turkish Get-up Part 2
    Last month you learned the "arm-bar" stretch and the tactical TGU. In this issue, we will move on to the gladiator and explore implement alternatives for when kettlebells aren’t readily available.
  • The Turkish Get-Up, Part 3: Overhead Squat Variation
    The TGU overhead squat is the final progression in this series on kettlebell get-ups.
  • Learning The Turkish Get Up
    Not everyone can use the Turkish Get Up to press another human overhead. But everyone can learn the proper technique for doing a Turkish Get Up with a kettlebell.

Olympic Lifting

Coach Burgener knows more about Olympic Lifting than anyone on this planet. If you want to improve your snatch and/or clean & jerk then you NEED to attend the CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting. If you haven't heard of Coach B then you should slap yourself. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: The Burgener Warmup, The Stance, Clean & Jerk, Receiving The Bar, and Snatch Grip Position

Power Lifting

Improve your Deadlift, Bench Press and Backsquat with the CrossFit Specialty Course: Conjugate Methods. If Louie Simmons is good enough for the various NFL and NCAA football programs then he's good enough for you. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: Louie on the Conjugate System and Dynamic-Effort Day