Shoulder Stabilizing Overhead Press
KB Overhead Press - Upper Body Push Exercise
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.
- Bring the kettlebell into the clean/rack position
- Engage the core and irradiate tension throughout the whole body (contracting every muscle in the body).
- Externally rotate the shoulder moving the arm outward to the side. *Arm should be at a 45˚ angle from the body.
- Drive force upward and press kettlebell overhead (bicep in-line with ear).
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.
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