The kettlebell press is an AWESOME move. It’s fantastic for building upper body strength. And pressing a heavy object over your head rates right up there with the most “functional”, real-life-applicable exercises you can do.
HOWEVER – it’s also a tricky one to master. There are a lot more “moving parts” to it, if you will, than you may think.
The problem with the press I cover in today’s video is SUPER common … but fortunately, relatively easy to fix, IF you know how.
Watch today’s video, try the drill for yourself, and see if you don’t improve your KB press!!
*Also … if you find this video helpful … I got a special surprise for you at the end. If you like the video, you’re going to really dig this. So don’t miss it 😉
Is Your Kettlebell Press Jacked Up? Here’s How to Fix It!
Today I’m going to give you a tip that will instantly improve your kettlebell press.
One very common error that people make when they do a press is they don’t keep their forearm straight up and down through the movement. What it should look like is that my elbow is stacked right underneath my hand throughout the whole exercise.
What a lot of people will do is try to rack the ‘bell like this (demonstrates) and they go and do the press and that is not how you want to do it. You’ll be out of alignment and not be in your optimum pressing position.
So a quick fix is something called a bottoms up press.
Clean the ‘bell up and get into your bottoms up position. You’re going to use a lighter ‘bell than usual since it takes a lot of grip strength. Now I can keep my elbow tucked into my side and it will force me to have my elbow underneath my hand.
For this one you want to look at the ‘bell the whole time and use your tension technique and your power breathing. Do a couple presses. Now I’m forced to have my elbow stacked underneath my hand.
Now I’m going to go back and do my regular press and I’ll automatically be in the same exact position and it is going to be much stronger and much more advantageous pressing position.
So if you want to boost your press or if you are having problems getting a hang of the movement try doing that bottoms up press drill. Then you can go back to your regular press and you’ll see an improvement right away.
Thanks for reading/watching, train hard, and talk soon –
PS – Okay for the special surprise 🙂
I’ve recently dug up/refreshed for 2013 one of my “classic” programs from the vault, ‘No Gym? No Excuse! Dumbbell Complexes for Fat Loss’.
It’s a full 12 week program that shows you how to use dumbbell complexes for rapid fat loss and extreme conditioning. The workouts in it are killer and pretty darn unique, if I do say so myself 😉 …
Thing is, we pulled it off the market about two years ago for various reasons … so I “spruced it up” and updated it for 2013, and now I’m making it available – for FREE – when you try at least one month of my FVT Coaching Club program.
So you’ll get 12 FVT – style KB/BW workouts, PLUS No Gym? No Excuse! DB Complexes for Fat Loss – for less than 10 bucks! Holy moly!! 😉
(I wasn’t going to announce this offer until Friday, but it’s up and ready to rock, and so for a “special reward” to folks like yourself who’ve read all the way to the end of this post – YOU get first crack at it!!)