The kettlebell press is different from a barbell or dumbbell press. This is because of its offset nature (the weight of the KB rests against the back of the arm).
This is a GOOD thing – because when you press a kettlebell, you are getting a great shoulder stability workout as your rotator cuff has to work overtime to counteract these forces!
But when you are learning the move, it can also be tricky.
The drill in today’s video should really help you a lot with getting the “groove” of the exercise.
To perform the “Top Down” kettlebell press drill, start by pressing the KB out to the top. Then, actively “pull” in down into the rack position. Almost imagine like you are doing a one-arm pull up!
It seems simple, but this is a great drill to help you learn the proper groove.
Give it a try at your next press workout, and see if it helps.
And get more ‘hacks’ to learn safe and effective KB form here:
– Forest Vance, MS
Certified Kettlebell Instructor