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THE KETTLEBELL PRESS FITNESS


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We’ve covered horizontal pushing with the push-up, so let’s move on to
vertical pushing.
Vertical pushing is simply pressing weight in a straight line up and
overhead. Exercises targeting this movement pattern are commonly referred
to as presses, overhead presses, or shoulder presses and can make use of
barbells, dumbbells, or kettlebells.

My recommendation for The Simple Six is the single-arm kettlebell press.

Due the design of a kettlebell, hand positioning and the resting position
for the kettlebell press differs from the barbell or dumbbell press. This is a
good thing, as it lends the kettlebell press to a more natural plane of
movement.

Instead of forcing you to lean out of the way of a barbell or to flare your
elbows in order to accommodate a dumbbell, the kettlebell helps keep your
body aligned and your elbows tight. It also forces your hand (and the weight)
to the front of your body in the starting position which, in turn, creates a
greater stabilization response than other press variations.

Side Note – If you’ve been paying attention to this point you’ll notice that
I’ve recommended kettlebell exercises a couple of times. Besides being
extremely effective, kettlebells are versatile, portable, and affordable.

FITNESS KETTLEBELL PRESS FITNESS

To perform the kettlebell press:

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