Kettlebell Press

May 16, 2015

 by Mike Barbato

The Kettlebell Press

This is the "standard" Kettlebell Press, this press always starts from under the chin and proceeds to lock out over head, note: "Lock-out" this means elbow is fully extended.

  •  In the rack position the fist must be below the chin level
  •  The kettlebells must remain in the rack position for a one count before each press
  •  Press with the knees locked, the neck neutral, and no back bend
  •  Keep the quads, glutes,and midsection tight.
  •  The torso may lean slightly back but the lean may not increase during the press
  •  The shoulders may not elevate in the range between the rack and the point where the handle is at the eye level
  •  The forearms remain vertical or nearly vertical throughout the press
  •  The wrist may not hyperextend.
  •  Lock out elbows completely and pause motionless