Kettlebell Shoulder Press

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The Kettlebell Shoulder Press great exercise for building strength in the shoulders, core and for bomb proofing your shoulders against injury.  Before the kettlebell shoulder press is executed, you need to clean the kettlebell and then rack it on to your shoulder.

Kettlebell Shoulder Press

It is advisable to develop your technique in the clean before you progress on to the kettlebell shoulder press.  Doing this exercise will also improve your strength in the barbell and dumbbell shoulder press.  If you want to develop strong shapely shoulders for a fraction of the price of a gym membership, then learning how to do the kettlebell shoulder press is your ticket to success.

Benefits of doing the Kettlebell Shoulder Press

There are many benefits to doing kettlebell shoulder press.  These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.

Health Related Benefits:

  • Helps rehabilitate existing shoulder injuries.
  • Strengthens ligaments, tendons and muscles in the shoulder area.
  • Be able to combine flexibility and strength training in the one workout leading to you getting fitter in a short period of time.
  • Develops better posture.

Performance Related Benefits:

  • Develop a strong core.
  • Develops additional strength that can be used for other sports and activities.
  • Strengthens shoulders to withstand impact in full contact sports.
  • Corrects any strength imbalances in your shoulders.

How to do a Kettlebell Shoulder Press

  • Pick up the kettlebell in one hand and position it in the rack position.
  • Engage your core by keeping your abdominals and glutes tight and your feet are pressed into the ground.
  • Make sure you pack the shoulder joint into the shoulder socket.
  • Ensure the wrist of the hand holding the kettlebell remains straight.
  • Make sure
  • Breathe out when pressing the kettlebell in an upwards motion.
  • Use a cork screw motion when pressing the kettlebell upwards and downwards motion.
  • The pressing arm on the upward movement remains in line with your ear or slightly behind it.
  • Slowly lower the kettlebell back into the rack position, then perform another rep.

Kettlebell Shoulder Press Dos

  • Engage your core.
  • Keep your wrist straight.
  • Keep your abdominals and glutes tense.
  • Press with arm in line with or slightly behind the ear.

Kettlebell Shoulder Press Don’ts

  • Lifting with a loose core.
  • Bending the wrist.
  • Pressing the arm in front of your ear.
  • Lifting with a loose shoulder joint.
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