Otis Up

Otis Up


The Otis Up exercise, also known as the Turkish Get-Up, is a complex, full-body functional movement that targets several muscle groups, including the shoulders, core, hips, and legs. It involves lifting a weight, typically a kettlebell or dumbbell, from a lying position on the ground to a standing position while keeping the weight overhead. The Otis Up exercise promotes stability, strength, mobility, and coordination, making it a popular choice for strength and conditioning programs, functional fitness, and kettlebell training.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Otis Up Instructions

  1. Start by lying on your back with your arms extended above your head.
  2. Engage your core and lift your legs and arms off the ground simultaneously.
  3. As you lift your legs and arms, try to touch your toes with your hands.
  4. Lower your arms and legs back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Otis Up Form & Visual

Otis Up

Otis Up Benefits

  • Strengthens the core muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Targets the glutes, hamstrings, and lower back muscles
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels
  • Helps to prevent lower back pain

Otis Up Muscles Worked

  • Abdominal muscles
  • Oblique muscles
  • Hip flexor muscles
  • Quadriceps muscles
  • Gluteal muscles

Otis Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Otis Up
  • Up Otis
  • Up, Otis!
  • Up! Otis
  • Otis, Up!
  • Up-Otis
  • Otis-Up
  • Up and at ’em, Otis!
  • Upward and onward, Otis!