8 Ways to Get a Kettlebell Overhead

Kettlebell Floor To Overhead Press

The kettlebell floor to overhead press is one of the most effective ways to get a strong upper body. You can use it with any weight and it will make your workout much easier. There are many benefits from doing this exercise. Here are some of them:

It’s very simple and easy to do.

You don’t need a lot of equipment.

Your shoulders won’t hurt after you perform this exercise.

It develops grip strength and balance.

The kettlebell floor to overhead press is one of the best exercises if you want to build up your upper body strength and endurance. It helps you develop good posture.

How to Do the Kettlebell Floor To Overhead Press?

Stand behind a box or something similar and put your feet together. Place your hands on top of the bar so that they’re just above your head. Now bend forward at the waist until you feel a stretch in your back muscles (you’ll know when you start feeling it). Keep bending forward until you reach a point where you can no longer go further without straining yourself. This is your starting position. Now slowly extend your arms upwards until you’re in a standing position. As you press upwards, the kettlebell should also rise. Continue pressing upwards until the kettlebell is over your head, at which point you can slowly lower it to the starting position.

Sideways Kettlebell Press

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The sideways kettlebell press is a great exercise if you want to develop strength and muscle mass on your shoulders. This is a must if you want to engage in activities such as swimming, climbing and anything that requires good shoulder strength. If you ever plan on taking up golf, this exercise is also highly recommended since it helps with correct posture and stance when you swing the club. Here are some of the benefits you can get from this exercise:

Helps to develop strength and endurance in your shoulders, arms, chest and back.

Helps correct bad posture and promotes good posture.

Helps develop a strong grip.

The sideways kettlebell press is a very versatile exercise that will help you build strength and endurance in the upper body. However, care should always be exercised when performing this exercise since it can easily strain the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder if done improperly or without adequate warm-up.

Things You’ll Need

Step By Step Guide For the Sideways Kettlebell Press

Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the kettlebell in your right hand by your side. Slightly bend your knees and keep your back straight at all times. Now swing the kettlebell upwards as you extend your arm upwards and out to the right side until the arm is fully extended. The kettlebell should end up beside your ear.

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Slowly bring the kettlebell back to the starting position. Repeat the movement for the desired number of times and then switch to the other side.

Common Errors when Performing the Exercise

Do not swing your body when performing this exercise as this will take the focus off your muscles and could lead to injury.

Do not jerk the weight as you extend your arm outwards, move it slowly in a controlled manner.

Do not lean back as you swing the weight upwards or lower the weight downwards, move your body instead.

Do not bend your arm when holding the weight, keep it fully extended at all times.

Do not lower the weight past the point where your arm is fully extended.

Do not tense up any of your muscles at any time during the exercise. Keep your body as relaxed as possible.

Do not place your thumb against the kettlebell handle. Keep it facing in the same direction as your fingers at all times.

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Tips and Warnings

It is best to start with a lighter weight when performing this exercise since it requires a lot of balance and precision. Once you become more comfortable with the movement, you can then increase the weight.

Make sure that you are breathing out when you extend your arm upwards to avoid straining your shoulder.

If at any time you feel a sharp pain in your shoulder, discontinue the exercise and consult a physician.

This exercise is also know as the Russian press.

The sideways kettlebell press is an excellent exercise to increase strength in the shoulder region as well as the back. This exercise can be easily be incorporated into your regular weight routine.

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