Shoulder Stabilizing Overhead Press

KB Overhead Press - Upper Body Push Exercise

Summary

   The kettlebell overhead press is the single best exercise to turn boys into men! Though there are many ways to skin a cat, there is more than one way to press a kettlebell. The angled press places the shoulder in a more stable position. This not only builds stronger shoulders, but also strengthens the important stabilizing musculature used in many other movements

 

Exercise Steps

  1. Bring the kettlebell into the clean/rack position
  2. Engage the core and irradiate tension throughout the whole body (contracting every muscle in the body). 
  3. Externally rotate the shoulder moving the arm outward to the side. *Arm should be at a 45˚ angle from the body. 
  4. Drive force upward and press kettlebell overhead (bicep in-line with ear). 

Challenge

Perform 4 rounds of 6 slow tempo reps. Tempo should consist of a 6-8 seconds pressing up, and 6-8 seconds lowering the kettlebell. Use plenty of rest between rounds. 

 

Tips & Safety 

Be sure to have full shoulder range of motion and form down to avoid injury. Consult a doctor before participating in strenuous exercise. 


John Schaser - Head Trainer and owner of Health Alchemist Training

Writer Bio:  John Schaser is a certified health nut...not sure if I should blatantly state that, or why I'm talking in the third person...anyways I am the founder and owner of Health Alchemist. In my spare time I wrestle bears and day dream about being in nature. Check out my instahoochie...I mean Instagram @health_alchemist

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