x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Move of the Week: Turkish get-up

Learn the seventh exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts.

Start on the floor with one arm outstretched and the other pointing towards the ceiling. Satish Kumar / The National
Start on the floor with one arm outstretched and the other pointing towards the ceiling. Satish Kumar / The National

Inger Larson, the head nutritionist and trainer at Scandinavian Health and Performance (SHP) in Dubai, demonstrates the seventh exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts. Do this move alone or incorporate it into your own fitness routine.

"An exercise in full-body control and stability. Highly effective for training your hips, core and improving shoulder stability."

Start on the floor with one arm outstretched and the other pointing towards the ceiling at all times. Do a diagonal sit-up, pushing your weight onto the opposite elbow.

Come up onto your hand, allowing you to better open your hips. Then bring your opposite knee towards your hands to become more stable. Get ready to come into a lunge.

Step up and bring your feet together to finish the position. The movement can then be reversed with each step held for two to three seconds. Repeat on each side.

Top tips: Do not rush. Make sure you have a "locked-out" straight arm throughout the movement. If you don't have a weight at home, improvise by using a large 1.5 bottle of water.

SHP is in Unit 1304, Swiss Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai. Contact 050 464 9396 or visit www.shpdubai.com

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