[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=674XgIgO3Gg] Remember that the primary function of the core is midline stability. Putting weight overhead requires high levels of midline stability -working the core musculature in totality. The Turkish Get Up not only requires midline stabilization but tremendous shoulder stability. In addition, the body’s center of mass is moved about 3.5 feet; just like in the Burpee. That makes the Turkish Get Up great for building strength and coordination with low reps, and great for building stamina with high reps.